Apethorpe Palace

Evie Godfrey

Among England’s greatest country houses, Apethorpe Palace holds a particularly important place in English history because of its ownership by, and role in, entertaining Tudor and Stuart monarchs.

Elizabeth I once owned the building, which she had inherited from Henry VIII. For a period, Apethorpe was a royal palace lived in regularly by James I and Charles I.

Visitors now have a unique opportunity to discover its past and explore the grand rooms through guided tours in July and August.