Hampton Court Flower Show & Windsor Overnight
Windsor Castle and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Overnight
Day 1 - Visit Windsor Castle and State Apartments with an overnight stay
Day 2 - spend the day at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough.
In 1992 fire destroyed or damaged more than 100 rooms at the Castle. By good fortune the rooms worst affected were empty at the time, and as a result, few of the Castle's artistic treasures were destroyed. The highly acclaimed restoration work, completed in 1997, is a testament to the extraordinary skills of some of the finest craftsmen in Europe.
St George's Chapel is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. It is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, the senior order of British Chivalry established in 1348 by Edward III. Within the chapel are the tombs of ten sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, and Charles I.
Among the highlights of a visit to Windsor is Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the most famous dolls' house in the world.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Experience the world's largest annual flower show in the setting of the historic palace at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Make a day of it and immerse yourself in displays showcasing more than 250,000 flowers.
Explore innovative show gardens and snap a picture of the stunning flower displays. Watch demonstrations by both celebrity gardeners and chefs around the showgrounds. Plus, get tips on gardening in a changing climate and shop for garden supplies to create your own little oasis at home.
Run by the Royal Horticultural Society, who also manage the Chelsea Flower Show, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show attracts around 130,000 visitors every year. The RHS judges reward the best garden designs and floral exhibits on the first day of the show; see if you agree with their choices.
No flower show would be complete without spectacular Show Gardens and the marvellous Floral Marquee will showcase specially-selected floral exhibitors and specialist nurseries with stunning displays to inspire you. It's the perfect place to stock up on choice and unusual seasonal plants and around the showground there are inspiring talks and demonstrations by celebrity gardeners as well as fabulous shopping opportunities.
Staying at The Holiday Inn Heathrow, with dinner - 3 course buffet menu plus breakfast.
The hotel offers a fitness centre, relax in a sound-proofed room with a choice of pillows to help you sleep, watch a movie on satellite TV, work at the desk or keep up with the news thanks to free WiFi. It's an ideal stopover to arrive in the morning at the flower show refreshed.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We depart the West Country and travel to Windsor where we visit the Castle and State Apartments. Leisure time. In the late afternoon we then travel to our hotel where we check into our hotel for our 1 night stay for dinner, bed & breakfast
After breakfast we check out of our hotel, to then make our way to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. In the late afternoon we then head back for home.
Hotel: Staying at The Holiday Inn London Heathrow with 3 course buffet dinner menu plus breakfast.Back to top