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Old 07-02-2018, 06:48 AM
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Thank you for posting this -if I ever get to Poland, it will be on my must see list. So glad, it was not destroyed in the war.
Wilanůw Palace is also very beautiful (and also not destroyed):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilan%C3%B3w_Palace

Just for curiosity - Royal Castle in Warsaw:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Castle,_Warsaw
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:22 PM
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Balmoral. Hands down.
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:03 AM
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Balmoral. Hands down.
Just what I was thinking!
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:45 AM
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The Moika palace in St Petersberg. Once owned by Princess Zinaide Yussopov. With its secret rooms. Might be a delightful place to stay in summer. I also like Schwerin Palace in Pomerania surrounded by water. Lots of other places too like Frederiksberg castle in Denmark. A wonderful historical building.
If I had a choice it would be hard to decide.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:07 AM
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I'd find it hard to decide between most of the Russian palaces. I think they are absolutely divine. The delicately beautiful Winter Palace at St Petersburg perhaps.
Also Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, a fairytale castle in an absolutely stunning setting.
Windsor, again set in beautiful surrounds and with such historical significance.

I'd like a comfortable and warm suite of rooms inside these palaces please, not too far from the kitchens. Nothing worse than tepid food!
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:07 AM
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Windsor Castle
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:16 PM
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Omgosh this one is on the water!!!! Move over because I'm moving in as well; such a beautiful place.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:21 PM
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At the moment I'd pick Corvin Castle (Hunedoara) Castle, in Transylvania Romania

I'd pull the drawbridge shut and read for a month ,but hopefully Dracula's castle is not its next door neighbour

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Old 07-10-2018, 04:00 PM
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Iíd pick chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte just below Paris. Itís not technically a royal palace, but itís close enough for me. Itís absolutely gorgeous and itís liveable. Which canít be said for many of these palaces.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:00 PM
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Iíd pick chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte just below Paris. Itís not technically a royal palace, but itís close enough for me. Itís absolutely gorgeous and itís liveable. Which canít be said for many of these palaces.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaux-le-Vicomte
But it played a royal palace in "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1998)
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:53 PM
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I would go big with Palacio Real de Madrid, Winter Palace or something small like Peleș Castle .
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:43 PM
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But it played a royal palace in "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1998)


Really? I didnít know that. This palace is on my already far to long list of places to visit. Perhaps I should schedule a trip to France in September. And now I have to watch that film.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:18 PM
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Iíd pick chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte just below Paris. Itís not technically a royal palace, but itís close enough for me. Itís absolutely gorgeous and itís liveable. Which canít be said for many of these palaces.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaux-le-Vicomte
I know Vaux-le-Vicomte from reading French Royal history and you are 100% right it is absolutely gorgeous.

I would live there in the blink of an eye and what's more I'd probably never leave!
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:37 PM
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Hohenzollern Castle in Germany would look amazing in the autumn and winter can you imagine the colours!

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I would choose Drakesteijn. I remember when Beatrice abdicated a number of posts about this castle and I thought what a beautiful spot it was.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:57 AM
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Hohenzollern looks magical with snow and the views are to die for.
And Bran castle in Romania is most interesting. You know the local villagers offered it to Queen Marie of Romania after WW1 because she was the only person they knew who had the means to restore it. And so she did.
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It's a great question, but I'd have to see the kitchens and bathrooms before I could choose. Practical me!
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