Diamond Jubilee Tourism: Britain’s Historic Houses Cash In on Royal Connections

Some of Britiain's most historic homes are catering to Diamond Jubilee tourists with royal family-themed tours. Here are 10 of TIME's favorite spots.

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The owners of Britain’s most historic houses anticipate that the Diamond Jubilee will spark renewed interest in their properties—especially those with connections to royalty. “Visitors are interested in a house the moment they hear it has a royal story,” says Nick Way, the director general of Britain’s Historic Houses Association (HHA). “They want to know what the people were like, whether they had baths and what they did with their servants.” With that in mind the HHA has launched the “Great British Royalty Trail” to guide tourists through the places where royalty slept, wept and had affairs. Here are ten of TIME’s favorite stops.

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