It’s no secret that the Royal family has an impressive portfolio of outstanding, historic properties. So just for fun, to mark the Royal wedding, we’re taking a look through some of the grandest properties which are own by the British Monarchy. Ranging from one of the most visited landmarks on the planet to a symbol of Anglo-Irish solidarity, these properties are as lavish as they come!
Dating back to the 18th Century, Hillsborough Castle is a Georgian country house found in County Down, Northern Ireland and is the official home of Queen Elizabeth II in Ireland. It’s a symbol of the Royal Family’s influence amongst the Irish. Often described as one of the most beautiful properties in Northern Ireland Hillsborough Castle welcomes visitors and is set within 96 acres of pristine garden.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Holyrood Palace was built in 1671 and is located in the centre of Edinburgh. It's the official residence of the British Monarch in Scotland. The Queen spends a week living in Holyrood Palace at the start of each summer, where she hosts a number of events and ceremonies. The palace, as you with the majority of the royal homesteads, is an imposing and grand building, with countless rooms and lavish, impressive grounds which compliment the unique style of architecture.
There are few homes in the UK which are as impressive as Windsor Castle. Built in the 11th Century and found in the county of Berkshire, Windsor Castle has a long and illustrious history. Home to the Monarchy of 2018, it's one of the most admired locations in England, which boasts grand castle walls and stunning grounds. With an estimated worth of over £180,000,000 it's also one of the most valuable homes in the world.
Sandringham House differs from the other properties in this list in the way that it is a private estate. Set within 20,000 acres in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the original Georgian house was constructed in 1771. Although it didn't become a royal property until 1862, the hose has been passed through three generations of the Royal family. Two kings, namely George V and George VI died in Sandringham House and it has been a much-loved part of the royal family. In 1977, Queen Elizabeth II opened the house to the public, allowing visitors to peruse the impressive woodlands and grounds.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most visited landmarks in London, if not the world. It has served the British monarchy since 1837 and is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Consisting of 775 rooms, which include staff bedrooms, offices, guest rooms and all manner of rooms, it welcomes over 50,000 people each year who visit for banquets, lunches, receptions and Garden Parties. The Queen holds weekly audiences with the Prime Minister here, too.