Royal Britain

Inspired by Britain's Royal history?

Visit a Royal Residence or Summer Home on your journey...


1. Buckingham Palace 5. Kensington Palace 9. Sandringham
2. Edinburgh Castle 6. Osborne House 10. Scone Palace
3. Hampton Court Palace 7. Royal Pavillion 11. Windsor Palace
4. Holyrood House 8. Royal Yacht Britannia  



























Details of these locations are below. For full BritRail Map click here.

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Her Majesty The Queen's official residence.
Buckingham Palace has served as London residence of British sovereigns since 1837.
The state rooms of the palace can be visited year round in London.
Nearest station: This location is within London

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Scotland's chief royal castle during the middle ages, it now is a huge attraction. 
Home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the one o'clock gun, which fires every day (except Sundays) at 13:00 and the National War Museum.
Nearest station: Edinburgh Waverley
One of King Henry VIII's finest palaces.
By the time it was built in 1540, Hampton Court Palace was one of the most sophisticated and magnificent around. It was later re-built by Sir Christopher Wren upon request of King William III and Queen Mary II in the Baroque era.
The palace is available to visit year-round.  
Nearest station: Hampton Court

Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in the Scottish capital.
Holyrood House Palace is also best known for being the home and marriage place of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Open year-round for visits.  
Nearest station: Edinburgh Waverley
Current home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambrigde.
Kensington Palace has been the residence of many Royals including Diana, Princess of Wales and Queen Victoria.
Come visit the many rooms and see stories from Queen Victoria's life told in her own words.  
Nearest station: This location is within London

Summer retreat for Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family.
Built on the Isle of Wight in the mid 1800's, Queen Victoria when she first visited Osborne wrote "it is impossible to imagine a prettier spot."
Come view the rooms and the Swiss chalet built for the Royal Children, all in a wonderfully preserved state.  
Nearest station: Ryde Esplanade - plus approx. 23 minute bus ride (No.4) to location
Summer seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales.
George was a cultured and well educated man, inspired by China. This seaside palace was built for him in an elegant way, with influences of India and China in it's build from around the British Commonwealth.
Come and visit this former royal residence on the south coast, it is open for visiting year-round.
Nearest station: Brighton
Her Majesty The Queen's royal yacht.
A beloved member of the royal family was their yacht "Britannia" she was used for many a royal visit and holiday. The Queen once said of Britannia "This is where I can truly relax."
Take a personal look inside life on board with the royal family where she is moored up in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh.
Nearest station: Edinburgh Waverley - plus approx. 20 minute bus ride (No.22) to location
The Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty The Queen.
Owned by British Monarchs for four generations since 1862, Sandringham is an 8000 hectare estate of woodland, wetland, arable land and fruit farm land with livestock grazing around its fields. 
You can visit yourself and see why King Geroge V said of it "Dear old Sandringham, the place I love better than anywhere in the world." 
Nearest station: King's Lynn - plus approx. 23 minute bus ride (No.11) to location

The crowning place of Scottish Kings, Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II once having been crowned here. 
Scone Palace is rich in Scottish history, you can walk the Long Galley where King Charles II strode to his coronation and admire the needlework of Mary, Queen of Scots that she worked on while in prison.
Surrounded by beatiful gardens and peaceful woodlands, Scone Palace is a must see if you are in to Scottish histiry.
Nearest station: Perth
Official residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
Windsor Castle has been home to English and British Kings and Queens for almost 1000 years. Very much a working palace, Windsor is often used for ceremonial and State occasions. The Queen hosts state visits from overseas monarchs and presidents here.
Open to the public year-round, visitors can join one of the many tours and see the stately rooms, chapel and changing of the guard.
Nearest station: Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside