In the mid-19th century, practically the whole of the area which today constitutes the Royal National City Park was transformed from a farmed countryside to an artificially created show-case landscape. But the main structure of the landscape, the interplay of woodland, forests and open ground, remained the same. The royal influence is most prominent around the three royal palaces: Ulriksdal, Haga and Rosendal.
Most of the palace environs are open to visitors. The Swedish Royal Court manages visiting arrangements.