Attractions close to Bluebell House Guest House
Legoland is just outside Windsor, it is just 2 miles from Bluebell House Guesthouse. Whether you are young or old Legoland has something to offer. Bluebell House is able to offer you special 2 night packages which include accommodation in one of our ensuite rooms and a Legoland Pass. Please let me know before your arrival if this is of interest.
Bluebell House is located just under 2 miles from Ascot town centre and Ascot Racecourse.
The racecourse is used for thorougbred horse racing and is one of the leading racecourses in the UK hositng nine of Britain's 32 annual group 1 horse races.
In June each years it also hosts Royal Ascot over five days which a a major draw to the area, its highlight being the Gold Cup.
The River Thames
The River Thames flows through the whole of the Royal Borough and it is along or near the river that many of its historic and atractive towns and villages can be found including Bray, Eton and Maindead.
Bluebell House is just a 10 minute drive from Windsor town centre where you can park and walk to the river. The tow path is lovely to walk along or take a boat trip, whether you wish to go for a short 40 minute trip or a longer leisurely trip incorporating lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.
Contact me if you would like some more information of what is on offer and if you would like me to pre order you some tickets.
Changing of the Guard
Changing the Guard is one of the highlights of a visit to Windsor Castle.
Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle takes place daily, during April, May, June and July. From August to March the ceremony takes place on alternate days.
The New Guard, usually accompanied by a band, march from Victoria barracks up Sheet Street, left into the High Street, past the Parish Church and the Guildhall, then turn right onto Castle Hill by Queen Victoria's Statue and into Windsor Castle.
Windsor town centre is just a 10 minute drive from Bluebell House and Windsor Castle is located right in the middle of the town. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence. The Queen spends most of her private weekends at Windsor and takes up official residence for a month over Easter (March to April), known as Easter Court. The Queen is also at Windsor for one week each June, when she attends Royal Ascot and the service of the Order of the Garter.St George’s Chapel within the Castle Precincts is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in the world. Founded at Windsor by Edward III in 1348, its Knights still attend a Service of Thanksgiving in the chapel of their patron, St George, processing in their robes and insignia through the Castle Precincts. Today, the Order consists of The Queen, The Prince of Wales and 24 Knight Companions. There are also Royal Knights and Foreign or ‘stranger’ Knights. St George’s Chapel remains an active centre for worship, with daily services open to all.
Bluebell House is able to offer you a special package for a 2 night + stay, plus Windsor Castle tickets, please email for details.
Windsor Great Park
With over 4,800 acres for you to explore at Windsor Great Park you are never short of something to do if escape and fun is high on your list. With a Royal history spanning over 1,000 years, you can encounter historical monuments, ancient forests and stunning horticultural displays, as well as rare wildlife, plants and fungi.
Bluebell House is located beside Windsor Forest and easily accessed on foot or you can park in one of the many car parks driving through the park towards Windsor.
About a 10 minute drive from Bluebell House is Swinley Forest, owned by the Crown Estate and comprises over 2,600 acres of woodland across gently undulating hills.
Here you will find Go Ape where you can enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings near you. There is a minimum age for chilren of 10 and height 4' 7".
There is also a segway experience where you are free to find your way around the forest - again minimum age is 10 years.