Royal travel: Palaces to reopen over the summer but with strict new rules in place

Royal fans have been in lockdown over the last few months along with the rest of the UK. Attractions including the Royal Family’s vast palaces have been out of bounds as Britons remained indoors. But royal fans will be pleased to know that palaces across the UK are reopening this month for visitors.

Royal palaces are asking people to book tickets in advance online so they know how many people will visit while maintaining social distancing rules.

The palaces will also only be allowing a reduced number of people at one rime.

The buildings will have a stringent cleaning regime in place and hand washing and hand sanitiser stations available for visitors.

Visitors will not be required to wear gloves or a face mask except at the main shop at the Palace of Holyroodhouse “where a face covering is mandatory”.

Shops will be open but people may be asked to queue before entering.

The Royal Collection Trust website also urged people not to visit if they feel unwell.

It read: “Please do not visit if you feel unwell with any symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into contact with anyone who may have symptoms.

“If you have paid for your ticket, we will happily offer you an alternative date to visit as long as you contact us in advance.”

Windsor Castle

The Queen’s home in Berkshire has was founded in the 11th century.

She has been residing there since lockdown was imposed in March.

The castle will be reopening to the public from July 23 until December 31.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The palace in Edinburgh is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.

The palace will also reopen to visitors on July 23 where they can see a new exhibition called Eastern Encounters.

The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace and The Royal Mews are also reopening on July 23.


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