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Frogmore House

Historic House / Palace

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Frogmore House


Home Park


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 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 for booking information.

Opening Times

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • david R
    Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Frogmore House
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th October 2016
    Frogmore House is sighted along the long walk Windsor goods place to visit when the house is open usually the fist week of June for 3-4 days the grounds here are stunning Read full review
  • SavernakeBreese
    Cirencester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Well worth the effort
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th September 2016
    You'll need to plan ahead to get the rare days it is open but do make the effort. It's a fascinating place. When I went the V&A mausoleum was not open which was a shame, but the gardens are nice to... Read full review
  • Austin0
    Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Need to open upstairs to visitors
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th August 2016
    The house is really interesting to walk round with lots of history. The rooms are small so the guides take you round in small groups so that you can see everything without being crowded. My only... Read full review

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