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07 May 2019The Savill Garden (Windsor Great Park) and Windsor Castle
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The Savill Garden (Windsor Great Park) and Windsor Castle
Tuesday 07 May 2019

Tuesday 7th May 2019

Coaches depart Liss Village car park at 08.45 and Petersfield Festival Hall car park at 09.00. We will return at approximately 18.30.

We will spend the morning at the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. Created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill, under royal patronage, the Savill Garden is a natural haven of beautiful interlocking gardens and woodland. www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/savillgarden

On arrival, we will be served coffee and biscuits and the remainder of the morning will be free for you to explore the garden. There are on-site cafes and restaurants for refreshments and light lunches (picnics are not allowed) before we leave at 1.15pm for Windsor Castle, which does not have catering facilities.

The highlight of the afternoon will be our visit to Windsor Castle. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I it has been used by the reigning monarch and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. On arrival at 2.00pm, we will be given a 30 minute talk on Restoring Windsor Castle after the Fire. This will be followed by a free-flow visit.

Please note that the coach cannot stop at the castle itself, but has to use the nearby coach park, so there will be a short walk from there to Windsor Castle and back to the coach park at the end of the visit.

www.rct.uk/visit/windsorcastle

Tickets will go on sale to members at the February meeting.

Cost £53 (includes coach travel, admission fees, morning coffee and gratuities). Payment can be made by cheque or cash.

Those on the waiting list are welcome to apply for places on the visits one month after tickets go on sale.

Visits' organisers    Anne Church:    anne.church@talk21.com   Tel: 01730 265171

                            Janet Marshall:   janmarshall1@live.co.uk    Tel: 01730 263127