Episode guide

World's Greatest Palaces

Series 1

World's Greatest Palaces

  • Schonbrunn Palace

    Behind the scenes of Schonbrunn Palace in Austria, which is located in a 500-acre park and includes an orangery, palm house and one of Europe's oldest zoos.

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  • Hampton Court Palace

    Behind the scenes of Hampton Court Palace, which started out life as a Tudor palace in 1515 and is famous for being the home of King Henry VIII.

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  • Royal Palace of Caserta

    The Royal Palace of Caserta near Naples, Italy, which was created by Luigi Vanvitelli and houses a silk factory that dates back to the 18th century.

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  • Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace, which began life as an early 17th-century Jacobean mansion before becoming a palace fit for the monarchy, and was the brainchild of Christopher Wren.

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  • Neuschwanstein Castle

    A fairytale palace in the mountains of Bavaria, South Germany. Created for eccentric King, Ludwig the second, the fantastical castle is a visual and engineering marvel.

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  • Chateau de Fontainebleau

    The Chateau de Fontainebleau in France, which began life as a medieval castle in the 12th century before being turned into a renaissance palace in the 1500s.

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  • Edinburgh Castle

    A look at Edinburgh Castle - a symbol of Scottish might that has been besieged more than 20 times and has existed in many guises, including a military fortress and prison.

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  • Peles Castle

    A visit to Peles Castle in Romania, which was built in a medieval style in 1914 but is filled with modern technological innovations, including a hydro-electric power plant.

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  • Royal Palace of Stockholm

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm, constructed on the site of a former castle called Tre Kronor, has been the official residence of the monarchy for over 250 years.

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  • Lukshmi Villas Palace

    Behind the scenes of Lukshmi Villas Palace in India, which was built for the Maharaja of Baroda in 1890 and remains the home of the royal family to this day.

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