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Enjoy a leisurely visit to Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and one of Her Majesty The Queen’s official residences. Immerse yourself in this dramatic site, which encapsulates 900 years of British history, then relax and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at the Castle Hotel nearby.
• Entrance to Windsor Castle
• Access to the magnificent State Apartments and the fine works of art within them
• Visit St George’s Chapel, containing the tombs of ten British sovereigns
• Enjoy a visit to the most famous dolls’ house in the world!
• Guided tour of the Castle Precincts
• Delicious afternoon tea at the Castle Hotel
• Allow approx 2 ½ -3 hours for your experience, (although there is no time limit)
• Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
• PA cover to a value of £50,000 plus cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day
The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough. In 1992 fire destroyed or damaged more than 100 rooms at the Castle. By good fortune the rooms worst affected were empty at the time, and as a result, few of the Castle's artistic treasures were destroyed.
The highly acclaimed restoration work, completed in 1997, is a testament to the extraordinary skills of some of the finest craftsmen in Europe. From October to March visitors can also enjoy George IV's private apartments (the Semi-State Rooms), among the most richly decorated interiors in the Castle. St George's Chapel is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England.
It is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, the senior order of British Chivalry established in 1348 by Edward III. Within the chapel are the tombs of ten sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, and Charles I. Among the highlights of a visit to Windsor is Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the most famous dolls' house in the world. Enjoy a delicious traditional afternoon tea for two in The Castle Hotel, just a short stroll from the castle itself. Relax in the Pennington Lounge or Windsor bar as you are served a selection of finger sandwiches, a variety of fine cake and homemade scones, preserves and clotted cream, all served on a silver tiered stand. Freshly brewed tea or coffee and service is also included. *Please note that St. George’s chapel is closed on a Sunday.
Please note that all collections and exhibitions at this historical site may be temporary and subject to change.
Upon purchasing a gift experience from toxicfox.co.uk you will be sent a beautiful presentation pack in the post, this will detail the experience day purchased and how you can book in.
Minimum age: 16
No height or weight restrictions
Confirmed closure dates for Windsor Castle for 2011 are 25-26th December 2012.
Additional closure days may apply. Please call for full details State Apartments will be closed on the following dates: 11-14th June The Semi-state rooms will re-open on 24th September 2012. Please note that when the State apartments are closed the Semi-State Rooms will not be open. Additional closure days may apply St. George's Chapel is open daily but closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day.
Worshippers are welcome to attend the services,including evening service held everyday at 5.15pm Kindly note that we cannot guarantee all areas of the castle will be open on the day of your visit Please note that all Official Residences of The Queen are working Royal Palaces. Opening arrangements may change at short notice. Please check before planning a visit A reasonable level of fitness is desirable as some walking is involved Most public areas at Windsor Castle, including the State Apartments, are accessible for wheelchair users Wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the Visitor Centre, but cannot be pre-booked and must remain in the Castle grounds.
There is good disabled access to the Castle Hotel for your afternoon tea. Please note that the Castle Hotel charge for parking Please advise the centre on booking of any dietary requirements Please note that due to security considerations, you may not take any form of liquid into Windsor Castle The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a gift pack to you or directly to the recipient. A voucher and booking information will be included in the pack so you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Berkshire - Windsor