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Feel Like Royalty While Virtually Touring These European Castles From Your Couch
“Stay home” mandates and social distancing can’t stop you from peeking inside some of the most fascinating castles in the world. From Buckingham Palace to Versailles, take a virtual tour through these historic hallways for a travel experience that won’t break any current travel bans.
Visit Google Arts & Culture for a variety of virtual travel experiences to soothe your wanderlust, including virtual tours of these historic palaces.
Palace of Versailles
Take “a private virtual tour of the former home of French royalty” boasts the website that allows you to go inside the Hall of Mirrors, “walk” the gardens, and dive into some never before seen content. The site also includes some of the palace’s famous artwork and fun facts about the history of Versailles.
Experience a detailed tour of Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms, featuring gowns from various famous designers including Burberry, Stella McCartney, and Bibi Russell. You can “walk” through the rooms and see the clothing up close, allowing for a rare glimpse at every stunning detail.
Edinburgh Castle is a famous icon of Scotland that sits on Castle Rock, which is said to be one of the first places of human habitation in Edinburgh. Today, you can enjoy virtual street views outside of St. Margaret’s Chapel, The Great Hall, the Royal Palace, and Castle Rock.
According to Google Arts &Culture, Schönbrunn Palace is a World Cultural Heritage site and Austria’s most-visited destination.No need to hop on a flight to Vienna to get an up-close look at the palace’s most famous artwork as well as take a virtual street tour. Each featured work of art includes a summary and factual details including the date, artist, and medium.