10 Best Places to Experience the Royal Family in the UK ...


Many visitors arrive in the UK simply looking for the best places to experience the Royal Family.

The Royal Family is an endless source of fascination at home and abroad.

For many, it’s because their home country has nothing to compare, and for others it is the pomp and circumstance, and maybe even the family members themselves.

They do live an amazing lifestyle in some incredible homes, scattered all over the land, so let’s take a tour around some of the best places to experience the Royal Family in the UK.2

1. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Perhaps the most obvious of the best places to experience the Royal Family, Buckingham Place is the official residence of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.

For centuries, visitors could pretty much only stand outside the gates and view the palace from the outside but these days, “Buck House” is much more accessible.

There are tours of the interior (limited access to 19 rooms) and thanks to Danny Boyle and James Bond, we even had a glimpse of the state apartments in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

As well as hosting the Changing of the Guard and famed garden parties, the palace also hosts rock concerts.

2. Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

One of the places connected with royalty in the UK, indelibly, for 950 years, is Westminster Abbey.2

From when William the Conqueror was crowned in 1066, the abbey has seen every coronation since – 38 in all, the most recent being Queen Elizabeth’s in 1953 (an incredible 60 years ago – congrats Liz!).

It is also usually the choice for royal weddings although notably, Charles married Diana in St.

Paul’s Cathedral.

The Abbey is an amazing building, home to the tombs of 17 monarchs and the museum, which holds the Coronation Chair.2

It remains a functioning church and is open for public tours 6 days a week.

The Royal Yacht Britannia
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