King Henry VIII and his six wives had a most beautiful home west of London at Hampton Court Palace. Accessible by train, bus, and boat (see Sail Away for details), the Palace is the best royal property to see. The authentic Tudor kitchens are filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of their day. Does the ghost of poor Catherine Howard (wife No. 5) really roam the Haunted Gallery? You decide.

East Molesley
Surrey KT8 9AU
+44 (0)84 4482 7777
www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace