Company Name: Historic Royal Palaces

Contact: Ann Wilson
Job Title: Head of Sales
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Web: www.hrp.org.uk
Tel: +44 20 3166 6311
Other contacts: Lucy Hillyard, David Miles

About us:

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors and partners to maintain some of the greatest palaces ever built.

The Tower of London -The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and pampered ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London is one of the world's most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even zoo! It is still home to the Crown Jewels and Beefeaters.

Hampton Court Palace - The flamboyant Henry VIII is most associated with this majestic palace, which he extended and developed after acquiring it in the 1520s. Its many royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. It is set in 60 acres of formal gardens, which include the famous maze and the Great Vine.

The Banqueting House, Whitehall - This Palladian-style building was created for exuberant court entertainments but is probably most famous for a one real life drama: the execution of Charles 1 which took place here in 1649. It has a magnificent ceiling painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1630-4.

Kensington Palace – Admire the magnificent King's and Queen's State Apartments and discover the story of the Glorious Georgian court. Victoria Revealed explores the life and reign of this influential monarch and Fashion Rules exhibits dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Kew Palace - The most intimate of royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house but became a royal residence between 1728 and 1818. Discover the family life of King George III and his family and the newly conserved Royal Kitchens where food for the royal table was prepared. Located in Kew Gardens and included in admission to the gardens the palace is open from April – September.

Hillsborough Castle – The official residence of the royal family in Northern Ireland, this magnificent Georgian Manor House is open to visit from April – September and is set in beautiful grounds and formal gardens.

Travel Trade Sales Office - The team is on-hand to help you design the most appealing, majestic and affordable itineraries, for groups, FIT's and special interest tours.

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