Milton Keynes, Granada, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
A lot of the allure derives from the history and human drama that played out within the walls, as well as the astonishing architecture that features on so many palaces. But they're also romantic and somewhat mystical, places that spark our imagination and conjure visions of long-ago knights in shining armor and powerful warrior queens.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
Buckingham MK18, UK
The Palace of Versailles was the principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Embellished by several generations of architects, sculptors, decorators and landscape architects, it provided Europe with a model of the ideal royal residence for over a century.
Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France