Windsor is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years and contains magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, St George's Chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs), and Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature.
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace located in Richmond about 11 miles upstream on the Thames from The Savoy. It was originally built around 1514 for Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. Over the years it was enlarged and is now open to the public and home to the annual Hampton Court Palace Festival and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Known throughout the world as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford is one of England’s most historic towns. Visit the bard’s birthplace, picnic by the River Avon and take in a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
A picturesque town located a couple of hours by train from London, Bath is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. Declared a World Heritage Site, the town also boasts Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths which is the best preserved spa from ancient times.
Oxford & Blenheim Palace
Known as “the City of Dreaming Spires”, the dignified architecture and quiet, studious colleges have been home to scholars for hundreds of years. Blenheim Palace, located within 2,000 acres just outside Oxford, was a gift from Queen Anne in the 17th century to the 1st Duke of Malborough and is also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.