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BAN­QUET­ING ROOM

A fit­ting space for a royal feast, even one of Ge­orge IV’s. The chan­de­lier is held in the talons of a dragon, one of the many that can be spot­ted around the hall.

KING’S APART­MENTS

They had to be moved to the ground floor to pre­vent the portly Ge­orge from climb­ing stairs. His bed has a tip­ping mech­a­nism to make it eas­ier to get in and out.

GREAT KITCHEN

So so­phis­ti­cated were the kitchen’s fa­cil­i­ties that Ge­orge would take his guests for a tour. Later, dur­ing World War I, it would be used as an op­er­at­ing the­atre.

GAR­DENS

The Re­gency-style gar­den un­der­went ma­jor restora­tion in the 1980s and ’90s us­ing John Nash’s plans, and they are still main­tained with Ge­orge’s orig­i­nal plant lists.

MU­SIC ROOM

The elab­o­rate dec­o­ra­tion, in­clud­ing a ceil­ing of some 26,000 gilded cock­leshells, has been badly dam­aged twice – in a fire in 1975 and a storm in 1987.

IN­DIA GATE

The gate­way at the south­ern en­trance was un­veiled on 26 Oc­to­ber 1921 as a ges­ture of thanks for the care shown to In­dian sol­diers in World War I.

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