One of the many residences of the Tudor King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is only one of two of his palaces that are still intact today (the other being St. James’ Palace).

After taking over the incredible building from Cardinal Wolsey in 1514, Henry VIII further extended, developed, landscaped and furnished the palace with tapestries, artefacts and paintings. Over the centuries, royal occupants have continued to add to the royal residence, with King William III trying to make it rival the Palace of Versailles in Paris.

Set in 60 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that includes the world-famous maze and Great vine vineyard, this historic palace is worth a visit for anyone interested in British royal history!

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