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AustriaEisenstadtSchloss EsterházyTel: +43 2682 63854-12 Was the seat of the Esterházy princes, a great and powerful Hungarian family that helped the Hapsburgs gain control of Hungary. Haydn worked on his music here. Exhibitions and concerts held regularly through the yearInnsbruckSchloß AmbrasTel:	+43 1 525 24745 Fax:	+43 1 525 24750 Web: Em: This beautiful palace was the residence of an Austrian emperor nestled on a hill above the City, tours of the palace, gallery with a very large art collection and armoury, and gardens.SalzburgSchloß HellbrunnTel:	+43 662 8203 720 Web: The castle was built in 1615 as Italian-style “villa suburbana”, with park, beautiful “trick” fountains and magical grottos, a remarkable mechanical theatre. Evening tours also available for groupsViennaBelvedere PalacesTel:	+43 1 79 5570 The two magnificent palaces on the Belvedere grounds lie in the middle of a splendid park. They were constructed for Prince Eugene of Savoy by J.L. von Hildebrandt, a famous Baroque architectSchloß SchönbrunnTel:	+43 811 13 239 E-m: reservierung@ Web: The summer residence of the Austrian emperor’s family, built by J.B. Fischer von Erlach between 1695 and 1713. There is a carriage museum and a zoological garden nearbyHofburgImperial ApartmentsTel:	+43 533 75 70 Em: Web: Highlights include Amalia’s Wing - the private apartments of Empress Elizabeth, Francis Joseph’s wife, the Alexander apartments and dining room of the imperial family. Now also the Sisi Museum dedicated to Empress ElizabethBelgiumCellesCastle of VevesTel:	+32 (0) 82 666.393/395 Fax:	+32 (0) 82 666.036 E-m: Web: Fairytale, turreted castle dating from 1410. The castle houses 18th century furniture and a rare porcelain collection.Nr BrusselsGaasbeek CastleTel:	+32 (0)2 5310130 Fax:	+32 (0)2 5310143 Em: kasteelvangaasbeek@ vlaanderen.beWeb: www.kasteelvangaasbeek. be Just outside Brussels, this fairy- tale castle is a stone shrine for the impressive art collection of its latest occupant, Marquise Arconati Visconti: an impressive series of tapestries, pieces of furniture, paintings, statues ... Extensive park with centuries-old trees, historical buildings and ponds.ModaveCastle of the Counts of MarchinTel: +32(0)85/41.13.69 Fax: +32(0)85/41.26.76 E-m: Web: modave-castle.beThe current building dates from late 17th century, stands in the middle of a nature reserve and has about twenty richly decorated and furnished rooms. Astonishing stucco and 17th century tapestries, beautiful faience from Gien and 19th century Val-St-Lambert crystal are on showCzech RepublicPragueLobkowicz PalaceTel:	+420 233 312 925, 724 557 617 Em: palace@lobkowiczevents. czA privately-owned palace with all the royal goodies you would expect -beautiful royal portraits, collections of instruments and fabulous dishware The audio-tour included the family’s personal story and reflections.Hluboká nad VltavouHluboká CastleTel:	+420 387 843 911 Web: Tour the private apartments of the last four generations of the owners. A collection of porcelain, silver, firearms and woven tapestries from the 17C. Renovated in the 19C modelled on the Royal Castle Windsor. Open for tours during the winterDenmarkHelsingorKronborg CastleTel:	+45 49 21 30 78 Web: UNESCO's World Heritage site This noble Renaissance castle in the town of Elsinore, is world famous as Hamlet’s castleAmalienborg PalaceTel: +45 (33) 92 6492 Built in 1794 to commemorate the Oldenburg family's 300-year reign. One of the Denmark's finest example of rococo architecture. There are four identical palaces of Christian VII's ,Christian VIII's, Frederik VIII's and Christian IX's. The four palaces surround an octagonal square, one of the most beautiful in Europe.EnglandBucks Nr AylesburyWaddesdon Manor and GardensBuckinghamshire HP18 0JH Tel: +44 1296 653226 Email: waddesdonmanor@ French Renaissance-style château houses the Rothschild Collection of superb art treasures and wine cellars. The Victorian garden is considered one of the finest in Britain with an aviary, parterre, seasonal displays and statuary, restaurants and shops. Just 20 miles from Oxford, Waddesdon makes a memorable day out.Waddesdon Manor II - Stuart Bebb KentHever CastleTel: +44 01732 865224 Childhood home of Anne Boleyn wooed and won by King Henry VIII. later gave Hever Castle to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Also boasts spectacular gardens.Leeds CastleTel: Tel: Fax: Em: enquiries@leeds-castle. 1622 765400 +(0) 1622 767865 Groups +(0) 1622 735616Web: Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England’s medieval queens, a palace of Henry VIII. Group Castle, garden and aviary toursLondonHistoric Royal PalacesTel:	+44 870 750 8080 Em: groupsandtraveltrade@ Web: Spectacular options which Include HM Tower of London Hampton Court Palace and Gardens, Kensington Palace Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.North YorkshireBolton CastleNr Leyburn Tel:	01969 623981 We aim to give our visitors a taste of what life was really like during the Castle’s heyday through providing the sights, sounds, smells and experiences of life in the past. Falconry Experience, Wild Boar park, Bee Keeping through the ages display and archery!OxfordshireBlenheim PalaceTel:	0800 849 6500 (24 hour info) Web: Em: 'World Heritage Site - Baroque home (by Sir John Vanbrugh) of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, a wonderful Palace with treasure-filled interior and beautiful gardens and Park.Blenheim Palace South SideNorth YorkshireCastle HowardYorkTel: Fax: Web: Home to the Howard family for 300 years. Much more than just a stately home, the history of the house, the collections and the grounds stretches back over three centuries. Used consistently as a film location for productions such as “Brideshead Revisted”continued on page 39..+(0)1653 648 444 +(0)1653 648 52938You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at, Manor Houses, Chateaux and Palaces

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