Berkshire news You can visit Buckingham Palace gardens for the first time ever this year MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Picnics at Buckingham Palace will be allowed in the summer
Breaking News ! Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are set to reopen to the public following the coronavirus lockdown. Berkshire's Windsor Castle will reopen to visitors on May 17, it has been confirmed, and excitingly, Buckingham Palace will open its gardens up to the public for the first time ever this year. Dating from the 11th century, Windsor Castle is one of The Queen’s royal residences - she usually visits for the weekend - and a huge tourist attraction in Berkshire. Covering 13 acres, the castle was founded by William the Conqueror and has been the home of 39 monarchs. It is surrounded by the town on one side, and Windsor Great Park on other. Although tourists from abroad are unlikely to come and visit, the castle may be popular with UK tourists, who from May 17 can travel and stay overnight in hotels with six people in total or maximum two households. BerkshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the BerkshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. It costs £23.50 for an adult, but there are concessions available for the over 60s, students, children, people with disabilities, and families or other large groups. Advanced booking must be made to make sure too many people do not visit at once, although bookings can be made on the day. Face masks should be worn during your visit.
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The free multimedia guides are still available, with the guides and headphones cleaned twice before each use. The on-site café, The Undercroft Café, is open with a limited menu. Only cashless purchases can be made, to reduce the risk of transmission. For those unable to visit in person, a series of virtual tours of Windsor Castle have been made available, including some specially created for families. The next one on April 28 will be on Zoom. The hour-long interactive session will take the audience on a journey through the highlights of the castle, including its fascinating history and up-close images and footage.
As well as visiting Windsor, you can also visit the gardens at Buckingham Palace from July to September for picnics and self-guided tours, for the first time ever. You'll be able to explore a route through the garden that encompasses the 156-metre Herbaceous border while you take in the beautiful views. Guided tours of the gardens however are available from Saturday, April 17 and cost £21.50 for an adult with concessions available for other age groups. Visitors who book picnic tickets nearer the time will only be allowed to bring in permitted items and alcohol will not be allowed. For more information about Windsor Castle click here and for Buckingham Palace click here.
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