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Frogmore House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Home Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

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Frogmore House & Garden

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About

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.

Frogmore House and Garden charity open days 2019

Each year, Frogmore House and Gardens opens to individuals in aid of three different charities chosen by The Queen.  This year Frogmore House and Garden will open to the public on 28, 29 and 30 May 2019 as part of the annual charity garden open days.

The three charities that will benefit from the proceeds of this year's open days are the National Garden Scheme, the British Heart Foundation, and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

Entry is from 10:00 to 17:30, with last entry at 16:00.

Tickets for the charity garden open days can be obtained directly from the charities involved, either in advance or by paying in cash at the gate.

Garden tickets cost £7.00 (under-fives enter for free). Limited tickets for guided garden history tours will be available each day for £3.00, running at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00.

Once inside the garden, a limited number of separate timed tickets can be purchased in cash from Royal Collection Trust to visit Frogmore House. Tickets for Frogmore House cost £9.00 (under-fives enter for free).

Refreshments will be available to purchase in cash within the grounds, and visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics.

Groups visits 2019

In August 2019, Frogmore House and Garden will be open for pre-booked groups only, as follows: 1-31 August 2019. 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. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
August: Groups of 15+£11.00 per ticket
May: Adult charity day garden tickets£7.00 per ticket
May: Adult Frogmore House timed ticket£9.00 per ticket
May: Guided garden history tours£3.00 per ticket
May: Under 5s charity day garden ticketsFree
May: Under 5s Frogmore House timed ticketFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Access via the Long Walk, via Park Street. Parking available.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Booking essential
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 54
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    58
  • Very Good
    25
  • Average
    7
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Peter S
    Amersham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    What a showcase!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th August 2018
    A royal privilege to be granted permission to view this collection of beautiful and fascinating rooms. There were some grand trees in the gardens. Read full review
  • davidglea
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Frogmore House
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th October 2018
    Wonderful and also the private burial ground, was allowed to go into Queen Victoria's mausoleum before it was closed to the public. Definitely recommend - but be prepared to walk, but so wonderful. Read full review
  • Datchet
    Windsor, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th March 2019
    Only open on certain dates of the year with kind permission of HM the Queen. Beautiful grounds to wander around and self guided tours of the house. Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open for individuals (last entry 16:00) (28 May 2019 - 30 May 2019)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 17:30
Open for groups only (1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 17:00
FridayClosed
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

* The Frogmore House and Garden charity garden open days will take place 28-30 May 2019. The August dates are for group visits only.

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