Rabu, 25 Maret 2009

Buckingham Palace

Location: Buckingham Palace Rd., London, SW1
Tube Station: Victoria, St. James's Park - Map of Buckingham Palace
Category: Castles, Palaces
Phone: 020/7766-7300
Price: £14, includes audio tour, credit-card reservations subject to booking charge
Hours: Late July-late Sept., daily 9:45-6, last admission 3:45; confirm dates, which are subject to Queen's mandate. Changing of the Guard Apr.-July, daily 11:30 AM; Aug.-Mar., alternating days only 11:30 AM
Website: http://www.royal.gov.uk

Buckingham House was originally bought in 1761 by George III for his wife, Queen Charlotte to use as a family home. Since then, it’s extensive renovation works and extensions, and the amount of Royalty it has housed, has made it a great tourist attraction for anyone planning to come to London for a vacation.

Not only is Buckingham Palace the London residency for the Queen, but it also the busy administrative headquarters of the Monarchy. There are many attractions within this magnificent building for ant tourist to see.

The State rooms are commonly used by the Queen and the Royal Family to entertain guests on special occasions When the Queen goes on her annual visit to Scotland in August and September, these State Rooms are open to the General Public.

There is also the gardens within Buckingham Palace that is home to over 350 different types of wildflowers!

Opening times in Buckingham Palace are 09.45 to 18.00 between the first of August and the 28th September. There are two types of tours you can choose from, the first is the State Rooms with an audio guide and this is priced at roughly 16GBP per adult, 8.75GBP for a child, and under five’s go free.
There second tour is aptly named A Royal Day Out and is a tour of not only the State Rooms, but of the Royal Mews and The Queen’s gallery also.

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