From the Scottish highlands to the Norfolk coast, travel like the Royal family, as we explore where King Charles and co spend their holidays.
We explore King Charles, Prince William and Kate as well as their extended family and ancestor's holiday homes around the United Kingdom. While your vacation accommodation might night be as grand as the Royal castles let these locations inspire you for your next trip.
The beautiful Balmoral Castle, located in the Scottish Highlands, was a gift to Queen Victoria from Prince Albert in 1856. Today it remains one of the most popular Royal getaways in the British Isles. The castle is set in Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire and boasts impressive Scots Baronial architecture, as well as formal gardens and wildlife.
This is where the late Queen Elizabeth II and her family enjoyed getting away from it all in the wild Scottish countryside and taking advantage of the great outdoors with horse riding and long walks.
Princess Eugenie once said: "I think Granny is the most happy there, I think she really, really loves the Highlands… walks, picnics, dogs, a lot of dogs, there's always dogs."
Osborne House, Isle of Wight
Located in East Cowes and boasting of views of the Solent, the strait separating the Isle of Wight and Great Britain, Osborne House was a favorite of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Royal couple fell in love with this beach destination and in 1851 they rebuilt Osborne House in an Italian-style, inspired by the beauty of the Bay of Naples, in Italy.
This area certainly holds a place in the Royal family's heart. In fact, Osborne Myrtle, which grows in the grounds was part of Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle's wedding bouquets.
Anmer Hall and Sandringham House, Norfolk
The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, often spend their summer break at Anmer Hall, which they own, in Norfolk. The three-storey property has a large law including climbing frames, a climbing wall, and swings. We can see why the younger Royals like it.
A favourite of King Charles and the Queen Consort Camilla, this royal pair often spend their summer breaks at their Llwynywermod Estate, in Wales. Llwynywermod is located near Llandovery, in Carmarthenshire, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. The property boasts 192 acres of countryside, plenty to room for Charles to get in touch with nature.
If you really want to get the Royal experience there are actually two converted barns on the estate that are available for rent by the public.
The Cotswolds, in south-central and southwest England, was a firm favorite of Meghan Markle, when she and Harry lived in the UK. A big favourite of hers was the chic Soho Farmhouse, part of the Soho House family.
St Mawes, Cornwall
The village of St Mawes, in Cornwall, has long played host to Royals, including Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, and The Queen Mother. The Royals have always stayed at Penolva, a waterfront property built by a friend of The Queen Mother's.
The great news is that you can actually rent out Penolva for a true royal experience. The house has 180-degree sea views and sleeps eight guests.
Isles of Scilly
Prince William and Kate recently brought the family there on vacation. This is a spot William knows well as King Charles, Diana, and Harry and he holidayed there in 1989.
The archipelago sits 28 miles southwest of the Cornish Peninsula. The Isles of Scilly is home to some stunning beaches and plenty of tourist attractions.