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Frogmore House

Historic House / Palace

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Frogmore House

Address/Location

Home Park
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1NJ

Contact

Tel: +44 020 7766 7305

Fax: +44 020 7930 9625

Set amidst the extensive Home Park of Windsor Castle, Frogmore House is surrounded by fine and picturesque gardens.

The house dates from the 1680s and was purchased for Queen Charlotte in 1792.  Here the Queen was able to indulge her love of botany and laid out the garden with many rare and unusual plants.

At one time the house was the home of Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent. After her death, her son-in-law, Prince Albert, commissioned the building of an elegant mausoleum to hold her remains.  Queen Victoria was particularly fond of Frogmore's peaceful ambience and it became her favourite retreat.

Victoria and Albert's love of Frogmore lead them to break with tradition and build themselves a much larger and grander mausoleum for themselves.

Favoured also by King George V and Queen Mary, they used Frogmore for entertaining during Ascot Week.

Today, with its handsome house and tranquil gardens, it is easy to imagine the love Frogmore inspired in its former residents.

2016 openings

For three days in June 2016, Frogmore House and Gardens will be open to individuals in aid of three different charities, as follows:

7 June 2016 The National Gardens Scheme

8 June 2016 Blind Veterans UK

9 June 2016 Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Visit https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/frogmorehouse/plan-your-visit for booking information.

In August, Frogmore House and Garden will be open for groups only as follows:

2-27 August 2016. Open daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 15:00)

Visit https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/frogmorehouse/plan-your-visit for booking information.

Opening Times

open for individuals (7 Jun 2016 - 9 Jun 2016)
Open for groups only (2 Aug 2016 - 27 Aug 2016)

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Recent Reviews:

  • buffalojim67
    Lawrence, Kansas
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Pretty royal home
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th April 2016
    Frogmore House has been a royal residence for many generations although none of the Royal Family currently live there. It is about a mile from Windsor Castle and is open for tours. Check opening... Read full review
  • Helene H
    Maidenhead
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Interesting place to visit...
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st April 2016
    It was nice to catch a glimpse at Frogmore as it is not often open to the public. Lovely gardens and interesting downstairs interior with a strong royal connection. Easy parking and friendly staff. Read full review
  • Datchet
    UK
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 10th February 2016
    Only open in the summer months for a few days by permission of HM the Queen, so check the web site for this Summer's schedule. Beautiful building and stunning grounds, do not miss Queen Victoria's... Read full review

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