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The Queen Victoria 200 Walk
Celebrating the life of Queen Victoria – Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India. Starting on 24 May 2019 – the 200th anniversary of her birth. Royal Windsor Tours will be hosting this special walk.
On this walk you will get to know what Queen Victoria was like; her marriage to Prince Albert and their devoted love for each other; the Great Exhibition of 1851 and much more. We will also look at what Victorian life was like; the social and industrial issues of the day; Victoria’s loss of her Consort Prince Albert that emotionally marked her as the ‘Widow of Windsor’.
You will also look at controversial issues in the Royal household that made Victoria’s life interesting and special. On this walk we will also talk about other Monarchs and their relationship with Windsor. The Royal Guard, the Long Walk and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s resting place.
The tour lasts 1.5 hours. Available from 24 May – 31 May and from 4 June – 31 July 2019 at 15:30.
Approximately 1 mile in distance.
Please meet us by the black information screen by the Tower Brasserie on the corner of Harte and Garter Hotel, Jubilee Arch, Windsor.
The Royal Windsor Tour Staff member will be there wearing a black bowler hat and Royal Windsor Tours company ID badge.
Royal Windsor Tours Ticket Information:
Tickets are valid for the day of the walk. If you are late for your walk we will try and fit you in to our next walk that day or day after.
There are no refunds. Please consult our website or the Royal Windsor Information Centre for timings.
In the event of wet weather, the walk will go ahead; please come prepared with umbrella or rain cape.
Prices: Child £7.50 Adult £15ntent will be shown in the summary on the main blog page. Click on this text to edit it.
The Royal Windsor Steam Express
Established in 1999 Steam Dreams Rail Co is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and to mark this special occasion they have launched The Royal Windsor Steam Express, an exciting itinerary departing from London Waterloo.
Sit back and relax as you head off on the first ever regular steam train service from London Waterloo to Windsor and let the romance of steam travel whisk you away to a bygone era.
Starting from London Waterloo the Royal Windsor Steam Express passes many of London's famous landmarks including the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. As you head towards the leafy suburbs, crossing the River Thames at least once, you will pass reservoirs and lakes to reach Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, designed by William Tite for the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) as a royal station.
On this one-way trip from London to Windsor, passengers can choose from three classes of travel: Pullman Style Dining with a Champagne brunch served on board or if you prefer the flexibility of buying from our on-board range of snacks and drinks, First Class or Standard Class.
Once in historic Windsor, choose from a variety of wonderful attractions including Windsor Castle, river trips, open top bus rides and walking tours. The town is full of great shops and fantastic places to eat.
Fares from £35. Trains depart every Tuesday three times a day from 4th June – 3rd September.
Royal Windsor Steamboat express
You could also complement your steam train experience with a one-hour river cruise on the Thames aboard a genuine Victorian or Edwardian steam launch? Relive the golden age of steam and cruise from Windsor Promenade to Boveney Lock. Returning with breath-taking views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill house, Windsor Racecourse and The Brocas Meadows.
This unique trip is perfect for those who have limited time and are keen to see Windsor's historic sites.
The Royal Windsor Steamboat Express runs Tuesdays between 4 June and 3 September with departures at: 10:00. 10:30, 11:30, 12:00, 13:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:00, 16:00 and 16:30.
Monday Matinees: 200th Anniversary Victoria & Albert Film Series
This summer, Cumberland Lodge, located in the Heart of Windsor Great Park, is hosting a Monday Matinees film series, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Film viewings will take place weekly, from Monday 10 June to Monday 8 July 2019, starting at 2pm.
From 1.45pm in 'The Vaults', the newly refurbished basement entertainment space, for an afternoon of cinema and refreshments.
Access to The Vaults at Cumberland Lodge is via our main front door and a lift or staircase, and there is plenty of free parking on site, at the front of the main Lodge.
All showings begin at 2pm.
£5 per person (includes hot/soft drinks and ice cream).
This is a fundraising event, so all monies raised will go towards supporting our charitable work.
Everyone is welcome, but please book online in advance, or contact Emma Albery at Cumberland Lodge on 01784 497790 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Enjoy carriage rides in Windsor Great Park with Ascot Carriages
Carriage tours start from outside The Savill Building at The Savill Gardens, TW20 0UJ.
The award-winning Savill Building is the main visitor centre for Windsor Great Park with cafe, shop plus all the visitor facilities and plenty of parking.
Ascot Carriages is a small family business and we’re fully insured to offer a personal and professional service including luxury carriages for weddings, film work and exclusive carriages to Royal Ascot.
Travel through the Windsor countryside away from traffic, and relax and unwind as you discover the area from the comfort of an elegant horse-drawn carriage.
Your carriage driver/guide can provide history and lesser-known facts about this beautiful royal park.
We operate all year round, between 11am and 4pm, on selected dates*.
Rides are weather permitting; please pay cash on the day.
You may reserve your special date up to three months in advance or call on the day (before 10am) to check we are operating.
The 4/6 seat country carriage seats a maximum of four adults and two toddlers (aged 3 or under) or a combination (60 stone weight restriction applies).
Have a photo taken with our family-friendly carriage horse and our historic carriage which was previously used by the late Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Miller, Her Majesty The Queen's Equerry and horsemaster for 26 years.
They have easy-rise steps, cosy lap rugs and umbrellas for your comfort!
Ascot Carriages' carriage rides from The Savill Garden
Rides start from The Savill Building at The Savill Garden, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0UJ, just 4 miles south of Windsor Castle, 1 mile from Englefield Green.
Just follow the tourist signs to The Savill Garden on A308 from Windsor, A30 from Bagshot or M25 Junction 13.
30-minute tour: £60 per carriage
1-hour tour: £120 per carriage.
Ascot Carriages' Picnic Specials carriage rides
60-minute tour: £120
Bring your own picnic or order one from The Savill Garden Kitchen in The Savill Building (our carriage tours start right outside).
The carriage stops for 30 minutes (or longer if you wish) for you to picnic by the beautiful 18th-century lake called Cow Pond, enjoy wildlife and waterlilies in the heart of Windsor Great Park. Waterlilies flower here from May to September.
Windsor Dog Show
Nearly 10,000 dogs from all over the UK and from overseas will arrive in Windsor for the very popular Windsor Championship Dog Show – the largest event of its kind in the South of England and amongst the biggest in the UK.
With Windsor Castle as a backdrop and a ‘garden party’ atmosphere it is very popular with everyone.
Discover dog breeds at Windsor Championship Dog Show
The Windsor Championship Dog Show is a great day out for dog lovers, with nearly 200 breeds to see over the four days.
Thinking of getting a dog? The show is perfect for those researching the right breed of dog for them and discovering lesser-known breeds you may not even have heard of!
Find out more about dog showing and the various activities you can get involved in with your own dog.
Expert members of the Kennel Club will be on hand to help with your enquiries.
Windsor Championship Dog Show Schedule
Each day will host different breeds of pedigree dogs, which is divided into seven groups.
Thursday 27 June 2019 - Terriers and Toys
Friday 28 June 2019 - Working and Pastoral
Saturday 29 June 2019 - Gundogs
Sunday 30 June 2019 - Hounds and Utility and the finale, the Best in Show.
The pedigree dogs taking part will be judged on a number of factors in the ring, including temperament and that they are fit, healthy and good examples of their breed, as they compete for the ultimate Best in Show award.
Shopping and Dining at Windsor Championship Dog Show
There will be over 60 dog-related trade stands and quality food vendors, with a running buffet, refreshments, ice cream in abundance and an Overseas Hospitality Tent for our overseas visitors who come from as far away as Australia, the US, South Africa and Japan.
Windsor Championship Dog Show Tickets
The show promises to be an interesting and entertaining weekend for all. Admission is FREE and car parking is £10 per car. No dogs are allowed to be left in cars in the car park, under any circumstances.
Visitors who wish to bring their own dog can do so as a ‘Spectator Dog’. All spectator dogs must be over 6 months of age, fully vaccinated and kept on a collar and lead at all times. A brief form must be completed at the entrance of the show and a fee of £8 paid.
Windsor Championship Dog Show 2020
Here are the dates and schedules for the 2020 Windsor Championship Dog Show:
Thursday 2nd July - Working and Pastoral
Friday 3rd July - Gundogs
Saturday 4th July - Hounds and Utility
Sunday 5th July - Terriers and Toys
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