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Leaving central London at 8.30am, it is about 45 minutes to Windsor Castle. Although the castle opens at 9.45am, there are points of interest to show you before getting into Windsor and within the town itself. For example... Más
Leaving central London at 8.30am, it is about 45 minutes to Windsor Castle. Although the castle opens at 9.45am, there are points of interest to show you before getting into Windsor and within the town itself. For example, en-route we drive through Runnymede where King John signed Magna Carta in 1215, an important document in history that begins to curb the power of the Monarch. Windsor Castle is one of three official residences of the Monarch. It is the largest occupied castle and longest continuously occupied castle in the world. Two main things to see inside the castle - The State Apartments and St Georges Chapel. The State Apartments are the rooms traditionally used by the kings and queens. On display are priceless examples of furnishings and works of art by artists such as Rubens, Canaletto and Rembrandt. Some of the rooms are still used for official entertaining, in particular, St Georges Hall, a large banqueting hall which caters for 160 people during a State Banquet. Note that Blue Badge Guides are not allowed to guide within the State Apartments. There is, however, a free audio guide for this part of the tour. The rest of the castle is ok for the guide to show you including St Georges Chapel. Dating from the late 15th Century/early 16th Century, a fine example of Gothic architecture, the chapel is a working chapel. It is also is the burial place of many kings and queens including King Henry VIII and also a venue for royal weddings. Note that the chapel is closed to visitors on a Sunday and in my opinion it is definitely worth seeing so avoid visiting Windsor Castle on Sunday if you can. 2 hours inside Windsor Castle, it is 45 miles from Windsor to Oxford. We'll take the picturesque route through the Thames Valley and over the Chiltern Hills stopping at Henley on Thames for lunch. Oxford is famous for the University which comprises of 38 colleges which are essentially communities of students and academics. Most of the colleges are enclosed by a large wall within which you can see, dormitories, a dining hall, library and a chapel. In terms of architecture and arrangement, the colleges are very similar so ordinarily we will visit one college, namely Christchurch. If you are interested in the Harry Potter movie series, then a few scenes were shot at this college. In addition to the colleges, there are the other buildings such as the libraries and schools, and then of course, time for souvenir shopping before heading back to London. About 1.5 – 2 hours in oxford is enough and then it is about to 1 hour 30 minutes back to central London. Windsor & Oxford is a 10 hour tour £620 This price is for the group, NOT per person. Should you wish to go inside an attraction, this does NOT include entrance fees (Guides get into attractions for free). Fee does not include refreshment (guide’s is covered). Fee includes all motoring expenses and guide’s fee. Full terms and conditions are on the Gren Tours website.