A symbol of Scotland that has been fought over for more than a thousand years, Edinburgh Castle has been besieged over 20 times and it's ancient battlements could tell many tales of intrigue, conquest and royal rivalry.
Located in the heart of Sweden's capital, The Palace of Stockholm has been the official residence of the monarchy for over 250 years - indeed the current King, Carl Gustav XVI continues to host dignitaries within it's magnificent walls to this very day.
Starting life as a 12th century medieval castle before turning into a renaissance palace the the 15th century, Fontainbleu remained the seat of the Kings and Emperors of France for over 750 years and was even used as a German HQ during the Second World War until liberated by Allied forces.
Four times the size of Buckingham Palace, Laxmi Vilas palace boasted such modern amenities as elevators when constructed in 1890.
A private tour of this extraordinary fusion of Hindu, Islamic and British styles is given by the current Maharaja and his family who currently reside here.