Purple Reign – Stay like royalty this summer!

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, Premier Inn has listed some of the best British destinations with royal connections.

Premier Inn is sharing inspiration for Royal-themed breaks ahead of historic Platinum Jubilee.

This summer is all about Purple Reign! Exciting parties and events are taking place across the country to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 year reign – but why stop there? From Balmoral to Hampton Court Palace, Premier Inn has compiled a list of the best British destinations with links to the Royal Family so you can holiday like royalty this year.

Take a look at some of our top spots – including some lesser-known destinations with royal connections.

Holidays in Scotland would not be complete without visiting Balmoral Castle. A royal residence since 1852 History buffs will love exploring the themed displays, exhibitions and the famous Castle Ballroom – visitors can also pay to go on a Land Rover tour of the estate as part of the Balmoral Expedition!

Few British landmarks are packed with as much royal history as Windsor Castle. Founded by William the Conqueror and still one of Queen Elizabeth II’s principal residences, this historic attraction is a must on a Berkshire short break. After exploring the ornate state rooms, priceless artefacts and exciting exhibitions throughout the castle, why not walk the Long Walk and enjoy the beautiful views of Windsor Great Park?

It’s easy to see why the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall escaped love at this picture-perfect farmhouse in Myddfai. The Llwynywermod Estate is open to the public from March to October in case you wanted a sneaky peek.

With its picturesque countryside and clear blue waters, it’s no surprise that many members of the Royal Family have taken refuge in this Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty in Cornwall. St Mawes has hosted the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall – the Queen herself even visited this beautiful seaside village during her Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977! Frequently voted one of Britain’s top seaside resorts, St Mawes is definitely worth a visit on holiday in Cornwall.

Weekend breaks on the Isle of Wight would not be complete without a visit to Osborne House. Laid out for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert back in 1845 and now created by English Heritage Charities, this former royal residence in East Cowes is packed with history just waiting to be discovered – explore the luxurious state rooms and art collections before you set one Stroll along what was once the Royal Family’s private beach.

Don’t miss out on visiting Hatfield House if you plan to stay in one of our Hertfordshire hotels. This Jacobean country house was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I and is a must-see for royal family fans and history buffs alike. See the famous Rainbow Portrait in Marble Hall, stroll through the East and West Gardens and explore the woods in scenic Hatfield Park.

Hampton Court Palace is not only one of the UK’s most famous landmarks, it’s also a must-see if you’re looking for things to do in London with kids. The former royal residence of King Henry VIII is packed with activities for all ages, from touring the Great Hall and Great Fountain Garden to historical re-enactments of jousting and cooking for a Tudor feast – this palace is a must on a city break London.

Visit a coastline with royal history in the summer holidays in West Sussex. 1929 gave King George V in the town the name suffix “Regis” – which means “king” means – while recovering from surgery in a manor house near Aldwick before it several times with his family, including a young princess Elizabeth returned. The Craig Because House was indeed demolished, but Aldwick Beach, where the king was recovering most likely largely remains one of the most popular beaches in Sussex.

With a whole host of family events to enjoy and historical artefacts to explore, it’s easy to see why Hever Castle is one of Kent’s most popular spots. Learn all about Ann Boleyn’s childhood on a tour of the Tudor Castle’s rooms and exhibitions, before exploring the beautifully landscaped gardens, moats and labyrinths outside. With archery activities, a children’s playground and jousting events throughout the year, there is something for everyone at this historic Kent attraction.

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Antrim, why not visit Hillsborough Castle? This attraction is the only royal residence in Northern Ireland and its ornate state rooms and landscaped gardens are open to the public from April to October. With guided tours, floral workshops and even exciting play trails for the kids, there is something for all ages to keep entertained on holiday in Northern Ireland.

Possibly one of the best-known royal residences in the UK, Sandringham is a must-see on a weekend break in Norfolk. As well as the famous Grade II listed house itself, this beautiful country estate is home to beautifully landscaped gardens and a royal park which is open all year round. Whether exploring the vast woods or stopping by for a tour and afternoon tea, this popular spot is steeped in history just waiting to be discovered.

Holidays in Brighton would not be complete without visiting this Grade I listed palace. Originally built as a seaside retreat for IV King George, the former royal residence is noted for its domed design inspired by early Chinese and Indian architecture. Discover the Royal Pavilion is buzzing with extravagant interiors and elegant exhibitions – including clothing worn by members of the royal family – right in the heart of Brighton.

Queen Victoria bestowed the title of Royal on Leamington Spa as early as 1838 and there are still several memorials to her across the city, including the Queen Victoria Statue on Parade, the Victoria Bridge over the River Leam and Victoria Park , which opened in 1899 Celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Royal family fans and history lovers alike will not want to miss a visit to Sudeley Castle. Set in 10 beautiful gardens in the heart of the Cotswolds, this stunning Grade II listed castle has hosted some of the most famous royals including Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I. It is also the final resting place of Catherine Parr and you can see her marble tomb in St visit. Mary’s Church. As well as exploring the castle rooms and exhibitions, the popular Gloucestershire attraction also has a playground for children and hosts all manner of exciting events throughout the year!

Fun fact – Elizabeth II returned this beautiful country the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as a wedding gift in 2011! Unfortunately, Anmer Hall is not open to the public as it is a private royal residence. But the good news is that popular Norfolk attractions like Sandringham Estate and Houghton Hall & Gardens are open almost all year round for history lovers to explore.

The vibrant city of Chelmsford is home to the historic Chelmsford Cathedral. However, what many people don’t know is that during the reign of Richard II, the king fled London and established a government at Chelmsford. For almost a week, from Monday July 1st to Saturday July 6th (1381), Chelmsford became the seat of government, leading some to believe that Chelmsford was, if only for a few days, the capital of England became! For the modern visitor, there are a variety of parks and scenic walks along the River Cam, as well as easy access to the coast and other beautiful spots throughout Essex.

Whether you’re celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee weekend or just looking for short break inspiration, these royal spots are ideal places to stay in the UK and for even more information on them visit our dedicated Jubilee page.

Plus, with Premier Inn’s famous kids eat-free breakfast, super-comfy Hypnos beds and free Wi-Fi, you can always look forward to the royal treatment when you stay at Premier Inn hotels across the UK. For the best prices, always book directly on premierinn.com

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