Sandringham Norfolk PE35 6EN
Perhaps the most famous stately home among the many such places that exist in a county like in Norfolk, Sandringham has been the home of several generations of British monarchs since it was built by the future Edward VII in 1870. Situated a few miles northeast of King's Lynn, George V claimed it was his favourite place in the entire world, and it remains one of the favourite country retreats of the present Queen. Much of the interior is open to the public, including ground floor rooms that are regularly used by the Royal Family, as well as a museum in the old stables displaying lots of royal paraphernalia. The gardens beyond are simply stunning, and are the centrepiece of the vast Sandringham Estate, much of which is open to the public free of charge every day of the year as the Sandringham Country Park. A great day out – for Royalists and Republicans alike.