Though the lives of the British monarchy may seem incredibly rarified and impossible to tap into, the fact is that it's surprisingly easy to get a taste of the royal experience when visiting Great Britain. Whether you're a history buff who wants to see the lavish halls built by Henry VIII, or you're a longtime devotee of Queen Elizabeth II, England and Scotland are home to many sites where you can follow in the footsteps of the Royal Family. Ever wondered where the Queen celebrates Christmas? Want to visit the palace Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, call home? Look no further -- these are Britain's top royal attractions.
By Michael Alan Connelly