A Fountain of Wine

A Fountain of Wine
... cheer who wishes’), you’ll have to pay for your wine at Hampton Court. Photo by Paul Simpson on flickr Tags: featuredarticle, history, palace, wine ...
July 15th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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Day out: Hatfield House

Day out: Hatfield House
... of all these aspects of Elizabethan England is Hatfield House [map]. In fact, you get two houses for your entrance fee – the medieval royal palace of Hatfield, where Elizabeth spent much of her childhood and held her first Council of State on becoming queen, and the great Jacobean mansion, Hatfield House itself, built by the Earl of Salisbury in 1611. Not Elizabethan – she was nearly ten years in her grave by then – but showing the result of all the changes that had been made in...
June 5th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Life of a Raja Beckons at the Sariska Palace

The Life of a Raja Beckons at the Sariska Palace
... will have a decent tiger population. The reserve, though, has plenty more to offer, such as the erstwhile hunting abode of the Maharajah – Sariska palace. After driving for four hours from New Delhi, I entered through the grand gates of the Sariska palace. This palatial property of this Indian palace was designed by a French architect and therefore has quite a few French looking features. The Sariska palace The long driveway to the main building adds to the sheer opulence of the place. It is surrounded...
May 26th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: palace, resort, top-feature, weekend getaway

Residenz: The Royal Residences

... around the world to see inspiring artwork or visit any city to admire the architecture. Yet, Europe offers one thing that no other continent can: palaces. Apart from Castle Neuschwanstein (which was inspiration to the Disney Castle), Munich boasts the Royal Residences at Odeonsplatz, in the city center, thus setting the trend for what still is today, a chic area to live. Boasting 130 rooms, Residenz was the home of Dukes, Electors and Kings with its foundations dating back to 1385. Much of the...
February 29th, 2008 | themunichguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: attraction, Attractions, Family Friendly, odeonsplatz, palace, royals

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