Monday, 30 November 2015

Christmas in … Royal Windsor

QUEEN ELIZABETH doesn’t spend #Christmas in #Windsor – she heads to Norfolk – but there’s plenty for visitors to see and do in the town. 

Windsor Castle … December sees the state apartments transformed with festive decorations, Christmas trees, and dining tables laid for a Regency-themed feast showing how George IV celebrated Christmas at the castle in the early-19th century.

Professional storyteller Olivia Armstrong will return to the fireside in St George's Hall to give visitors a glimpse into Christmas past at the castle.

On selected dates in December there are private evening tours. Led by an expert guide, the tour offers a special behind-the-ropes experience. All tickets include a glass of champagne, a copy of the official souvenir guide and a 20% discount at Royal Collection Trust shops.

Windsor Castle is open daily 09.45 – 16.15 (last admission 3pm) except December 25/26.

Windsor Great Park … The park plays a pivotal role in Christmas celebrations in the Royal Borough – from supplying Christmas trees to providing the perfect place to walk or jog off Christmas calories.

From December 1 to the 31st, visitors have free entry to 35-acre Savill Garden, the highlights of which include:

Winter-flowering conservatory plants

Colourful dogwood stems in a mass planting in the Winter Beds

Attractive flower heads of grasses – well represented in the Dry Garden, the New Zealand Garden, and the Rose Garden

Skating … Now in its sixth year at Alexandra Gardens, the ice rink is open until January. It’s open daily (except December 25) from 10am to 9pm.

Go Holiday news :

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