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Polesden Lacey & Windsor Castle
Polesden Lacey is fascinating and a beautiful country house that offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the English elite in the early 20th century.
The property is set within 1,400 acres of beautiful countryside, and it is surrounded by picturesque gardens and rolling hills.
The house itself was originally built in the 18th century as a hunting lodge, but it was extensively remodeled in the early 20th century by the wealthy socialite, Mrs. Margaret Greville. Mrs. Greville was a famous society hostess and entertainer, and she spared no expense in transforming the house into a luxurious residence fit for entertaining the elite of English society.
Polesden Lacey is also famous for its association with the British royal family. Mrs. Greville was a close friend of King Edward VII, and she entertained many members of the royal family at the house over the years. In 1923, the future King George and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, spent the initial phase of their honeymoon at this location.
The interiors of Polesden Lacey are truly stunning, with lavish furnishings, grand staircases, and ornate decorations. Visitors can explore the many rooms and galleries of the house, including the grand dining room, the elegant drawing room, and the opulent gold room.
One of the highlights of Polesden Lacey is its beautiful gardens. The property boasts a series of formal gardens, including a rose garden, a walled garden, and a Dutch garden. There are also extensive parklands surrounding the house, which provide plenty of opportunities for walking and exploring the beautiful countryside.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
Windsor Castle, located in Windsor, Berkshire, is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the United Kingdom, boasting a rich history, stunning architecture, and an extensive collection of art and artifacts. As one of the oldest and largest inhabited castles in the world, it covers an area of approximately 13 hectares. With nearly 1,000 years of history, Windsor Castle is one of England's most impressive and significant historical sites, having been built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror . Its numerous renovations and expansions throughout the years reflect the changing times and tastes of the monarchs who lived there. It has served as the official residence of monarchs such as VIII. Henry, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and II. Queen Elizabeth.
The castle houses a vast collection of art and historical artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, armor, and furniture, many of which are displayed in the State Apartments, which are open to the public.
In addition, St. George's Chapel, located on the castle grounds, is one of the most beautiful and significant church buildings in England. The chapel serves as the final resting place for ten rulers, including VIII. Henry and his third wife, Jane Seymour, and In September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were also laid to rest here.. St. George's Chapel holds great importance for the royal family, as it was the site of Prince Harry's baptism, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Visitors can also witness the changing of the guard, a tradition that dates back to the 17th century and still takes place regularly in the castle and in front of the castle. This ceremonial event is a true spectacle, with soldiers dressed in full regalia marching to the beat of a drum.
During your visit, you can enjoy a 2 hours visit to Windsor Castle, immersing yourself in the fascinating history and opulence of the British royal family. After visiting the castle, we travel out into the beautiful countryside of Polesden Lacey. Before us, a breathtaking view unfolds with hills, forests, and verdant landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see.
You can spend two hours at Polesden Lacey to see this lavishly restored country house. You will see impressive, homely furnished drawing rooms with antique furniture and artefacts, a library, and painting collections. The highlight of the house is the golden drawing room, where Margaret Greville gave fantastic parties to the guests of the English elite. You can walk in the wonderful flower garden, and admire the landscape surrounded by forest. A visit to Polesden Lacey is an incredible experience, from the majestic house to the wonderful flower garden and surrounding countryside.
7 hours tour
from Heathrow Airport and Heathrow hotels £295
7-7,5 hours tour
from London £325
Windsor Castle is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets online or at the castle's ticket office. Audio guides are available in multiple languages, providing visitors with an immersive and informative experience as they explore the castle's many wonders.
The entrance ticket to Windsor Castle includes a visit to St. George's Chapel.
Ticket Adult £28,00
Student (with valid ID) £18.00
Under 17/Disabled £15.50
Under 5 Free
Polesden Lacey is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets online or at the Polesden Lacey's ticket office.
Ticket Adult £15,00
Child 5-17 years £7.50
The costs for tours above do not include any admission costs or refreshments.
-There will be plenty photo opportunities.
- pick up and drop off - extra charges may apply if different
Windsor - Just 30 minutes by car from Heathrow Airport
Payment for tours can be made on the day and is accepted in cash or by card.
Tour prices are PER VEHICLE, not per person.
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