Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace set to reopen to the public after coronavirus lockdown

Berkshire Windsor Castle will reopen to visitors on May 17th, this has been confirmed, and what is exciting, Buckingham Palace will open its gardens to the public for the first time this year

Dating back to the 11th century, Windsor Castle is one of the Queen’s royal residences – she usually visits on weekends – and a huge tourist attraction in Berkshire

Covering 13 acres, the castle was founded by William the Conqueror and was the home of 39 monarchs

It is surrounded by the city on one side and Windsor Great Park on the other

Although foreign tourists are unlikely to come to visit, the castle may be popular with British tourists, who from May 17 can travel and stay overnight in hotels for a total of six people or a maximum two households

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It costs £ 23.50 for an adult, but concessions are available for over 60s, students, children, people with disabilities and families or other large groups

An advance reservation should be made to ensure that too many people do not visit at the same time, although reservations can be made on the same day

A small number of rooms have been closed where social distancing cannot be easily maintained, including tours of the dollhouse and Queen Mary’s quarters

Free media guides are always available, with guides and headphones cleaned twice before each use

The on-site cafe, The Undercroft Café, is open with a limited menu Only cashless purchases can be made, to reduce the risk of transmission

For those who cannot visit in person, a series of virtual tours of Windsor Castle have been made available, some of which are specially designed for families

Next April 28 will be on Zoom The hour-long interactive session will take the audience on a journey through the castle’s highlights, including its fascinating history and up-close footage and footage

In addition to visiting Windsor, you can also visit Buckingham Palace Gardens from July to September for picnics and self-guided tours, for the very first time

You can explore a route through the garden which encompasses the 156-meter herbaceous border while taking in the magnificent views

Guided tours of the gardens are however available from Saturday 17th April and cost £ 21.50 for an adult with concessions available for other age groups

Visitors who book picnic tickets closer to the time will only be allowed to bring permitted items and alcohol will not be allowed

For more information on Windsor Castle click here and for Buckingham Palace click here

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Source: https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/buckingham-palace-gardens-opening-first-20342823