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Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle
Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle

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Find out why our conservation team had to give Hercules a bath, and just how you go about doing that when he's nearly 4mx5m!
This is the latest blog in their ongoing series about the unique challenges, and pleasures, of caring for the palaces.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/2fwwjWL

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From her earliest public appearances, Diana, Princess of Wales, captivated as a princess, as a trendsetter and as a patron and advocate of charities. Now Historic Royal Palaces will open a new exhibition and temporary garden celebrating her life at Kensington Palace, her home for over 15 years.

Trace the evolution of the Princess's style from the demure outfits of her first public appearances to the glamour and confidence of her later life in our new exhibit, Diana: Her Fashion Story - http://bit.ly/2fBpLDT
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This summer, kids can wield imaginary swords outside the Ministry of Defence, start 'jousts' on Horse Guards Parade or eavesdrop on royal secrets on Whitehall in this family experience.

Take a journey through Whitehall's modern streets and travel back in time as you hear, touch and feel the past: http://bit.ly/25LFg3p

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Today in 1603: Elizabeth I dies.
The last of the Tudor monarchs, Elizabeth I has become a national icon and her reign is remembered for the defeat of the Spanish Armada and for a flowering of art and literature.
After Elizabeth I passed, James VI of Scotland took the throne and began the Stuart dynasty.
Find out more about 'Good Queen Bess' here: http://bit.ly/ElizabethIHRP
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We are delighted to welcome Hillsborough Castle, the latest property in our care, to Facebook!
Hillsborough Castle was built in the 1770s by Wills Hill, first Marquis of Downshire. The Georgian house sits at the heart of Hillsborough village near Belfast and since 1925 has served as the official royal residence in Northern Ireland. It is surrounded by 96 acres of beautiful gardens and the interior of the house features a selection of elegant state rooms, including the Throne Room and Drawing Room.
Tours of the house are open from today. Find out more about Hillsborough Castle on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hillsboroughcastle

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There are plenty of activities for all the family this Easter at Hillsborough Castle. Explore the beautiful grounds using Lady Alice's paper trail, join other budding builders to construct your very own castle, or take a seat in the stunning State Drawing Room for interactive storytelling.
Find out what's on and plan your visit here: http://bit.ly/1LgR0BI
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3/24/16
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Happy St Patrick's Day!
Don't miss In Tune on BBC Radio 3, broadcasting live from Hillsborough Castle at 4:30pm bbc.in/21wyKWX
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This July, we're taking Henry VIII and his travelling court on tour to Camp Bestival! Join in the fun and play traditional Tudor games, dress up in Tudor costume and have a go at firing a crossbow!
Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1QHDARp
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3/16/16
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Today, we celebrated the work of our apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Find out more about our apprenticeships, internships and work experience placements here: bit.ly/1pj2jPx
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