Photographer: Peter SmithPhotographer: Peter Smithguided private evening tourThe State Apartments, Windsor Castle AvailabilityAugust and September Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 18:00-20:30October to March Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 18:00-20:30Tour price £50. Minimum number 15/booking value £750, maximum number 60Price includes a copy of the official guidebook and a glass of champagne.Above: The Queen's Drawing RoomLeft: 'Hunting Negress' clock, on the chimneypiece of the Queen's Ballroom, 1790In the company of an expert guide, your group can enjoy an exclusive 'behind-the-ropes' experience in the magnificent State Apartments. The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, Windsor encompasses 1,000 years of royal history. Discover how William the Conqueror's wooden castle was rebuilt by Edward III as a stone fortress with magnificent apartments. Charles II set out to rival the Versailles of his cousin Louis XIV, while George IV filled the rooms with outstanding works of art and gave the Castle its famous skyline.The tour ends with a glass of champagne.Please note that Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the special exhibition and St George's Chapel are not included in this tour.Photographer: Peter SmithPhotographer: Peter SmithDirect booking line 020 7766 7321 www.royalcollection.org.uk15
frogmore houseHidden away in the private Home Park about a mile from Windsor Castle, Frogmore House is set in beautiful gardens first laid out by Queen Charlotte in the 1790s. While Windsor Castle is the setting for grand ceremonial and State occasions, Frogmore has traditionally been a royal retreat and is used today by the Royal Family for private entertaining.