Royal Residence Inspired Dates

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Buckingham PalaceTo celebrate the Queen’s 89th birthday, here are some date ideas inspired by the Queen’s Royal Residences. Each location is suitable for a rainy day date, or for enjoying the sunshine in the surrounding areas.

The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, London

If you love horses, glamour and history, take a a tour of the Royal Mews with your new date. There won’t be any awkward silences as you are guided round and you’ll have lots to talk about after if you choose to go for a coffee or a stroll around one of the nearby parks. Or, you could explore one of the many free museums and galleries in London together.

Windsor Castle, Windsor

Head 20 miles along the Thames (or 21.8 miles to be precise)  to find the glorious Windsor Castle, which is a great place to spend the day getting to know your date. If you have time, and if the weather is nice, hiring a boat or a kayak is a fun way to explore the area.

Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh

The Palace of Holyrood House is within easy walking distance of central Edinburgh and is located on the edge of Holyrood Park. Explore the palace itself to learn about Mary Queen of Scots with the help of an audio guide. Then, if you fancy seeing Edinburgh from the top of a hill, climb up to Arthur’s Seat.

Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Castle is set in 98 acres of gardens, which are lovely to visit on a sunny day. The gardens are a mixture of ornamental gardens, woodlands and lawns, with pathways running through it. The house (which is the Queen’s official residence in Northern Ireland) is also well worth a visit, and you can see some of the Royal Family’s personal items on display.

If, by any chance, you are invited to the Queen’s personal celebrations please send us a picture!