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30/10/2014

Local Sightseeing

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1,000 years and the castle covers around 13 acres, containing:

Magnificent state apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal collection. St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful religious buildings in England and the resting place for 10 monarchs. Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature.The Drawings Gallery, which features exhibitions.During the winter months an additional 5 rooms, known collectively as the Semi-State Rooms, are included in the visitor route. For more information, including opening times and ticket prices, click here.

Directions:

By road: Reception are able to give you a map or arrange a taxi.

By rail: The train from Slough takes approximately 5 minutes.

Bus Tours of Windsor

The City Sightseeing open-top double decker bus tour is a fun, convenient and interesting way of exploring the wonderful area of Windsor and Eton. The tour includes:

A circular route that lasts for 45 minutes with English commentary 24 hour tickets, allowing visitors to get on and off the bus at the 11 stops that are of interest along the route. There are frequent services throughout the day, starting from outside the castle by the Queen Victoria statue on Castle Hill. For more information, including ticket prices, click here.

Directions:

By road: Reception can provide a map or order a taxi.

By rail: The train from Slough takes approximately 5 minutes.

Cliveden National Trust Estate

Cliveden House is set amid 376 acres of magnificent National Trust formal garden and woodlands. Standing upon chalk cliffs, the house commands panoramic views over beautiful countryside and an idyllic ben in the river Thames.

Owned and managed by the National Trust, the beautiful gardens feature the celebrated parterre, season long floral displays, distinctive topiary and an outstanding sculpture collection. For younger visitors, the storybook themed play area encourages imaginations to run wild and the Cliveden maze challenges all ages.

With snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells in the woodlands, changing bedding displays and stunning autumn colour in the Water Garden there is always something new to discover in Cliveden's garden. For more information, including opening times and ticket prices, click here.

Directions:

By road: Reception can provide a map or book a taxi for you.

Kew Botanical Garden

Explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into the rainforest or discover more on a guided tour. For more information, including opening times and ticket prices, click here.

Directions:

By road: Kew Gardens are located at Kew, Richmond and is well signposted from all the major local roads. The South Circular (A205) passes the north-east corner of Kew Gardens and Kew Road (A307) forms the eastern border.

Parking is limited, with a flat fee of £6. There is no charge for motorcycles and mopeds. The car park closes half an hour after gardens close.

There are disabled parking spaces in the car park and further spaces are available adjacent to Main Gate on Kew Road.

Free parking is also available on Kew Road (A307) after 10am every day. From here the nearest entrance is Victoria Gate. This road is congested at peak times, so it may be easier to come via public transport. Please note that parking restrictions apply on most of the residential streets around Kew, please check parking restrictions carefully.

By rail: The train from Slough takes between 1 hour and 1 hour 10 minutes.

French Brothers Ltd. - Boat Trips

Boat trips from Windsor, Runnymeade and Maidenhead are a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that is on offer. There are choices of short return trips up to full day trips. For more information click here.

Directions:

By road: Reception are able to provide you with a map or book a taxi for you.

By rail: The train from Slough takes approximately 5 minutes.

The Valley Gardens

Located on the northern shores of Virginia Water, with meandering pathways and plungin views, The Valley Gardens cover 250 acres of landscaped garden and woodland. This flowering forest, interspersed by grassy meadows and axpansive plantings of exotic shrubs, has been continuously planted since the middle of the eighteenth century.

The Valley Gardens are approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk from The Savill Garden. They can be accessed at any time either via The Savill Garden, Virginia Water or Blacknest car parks. All are within a 20 minute walk of The Valley Gardens. For more information, including opening times, click here.

Directions:

By road: Reception can provide you with a map or arrange a taxi.

The Savill Garden

The Savill Garden is one of Britain's greatest ornamental gardens. Neither a botanical garden nor a kitchen garden attached to a great house, it is a garden for the garden's sake, enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. It never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland. For more information, including opening times, click here.

Directions:

By road: Reception can provide you with a map or book a taxi.