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Buckingham Palace - Queen's Gallery - Royal Mews - Changing of the Guard

Windsor Castle - Changing of the Guard

 

BUCKINGHAM PALACE  Summer Opening of the State Rooms                           31 July - 26 September 2004

London, City of Westminister
(020) 7321 2233


Tube St James's Park - Green Park - Victoria
Opening times: daily, 0930-1630 (last admission 1615)
   
Visit lenght : 2 hours
Ticket prices: Adult £ 12.00
  Child £   6.00    (under 17)
  Concession £  10.00   
(Over 60 and students with valid ID))
  Family £  30.00 (2 adults, 3 children under 17s)


Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Buckingham Palace is also the busy administrative headquarters of the Monarchy and has probably the most famous and easily recognisable facade of any building in the world.

During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors. They include the Throne Room, Picture Gallery and Ballroom. The 42-acre garden is an oasis for wildlife and visitors can enjoy a garden walk which offers superb views.

The Guard Change takes place at 11:30 The new guards arrive at the forecourt of the Palace from Wellington Barracks. The journey takes about 5 minutes and the soldiers are accompanied by a band. The ceremony is conducted on the Palace forecourt and takes approximately forty minutes to complete.

THE ROYAL MEWS

Opening times: daily, 0930-1630 (last admission 1615)
Visit lenght : 1 hour
Ticket prices: Adult £ 12.00
  Child £   6.00    (under 17)
  Concession £  10.00   
(Over 60 and students with valid ID))
  Family £  30.00 (2 adults, 3 children under 17s)

THE QUEENS GALLERY

Opening times: daily, 0930-1630 (last admission 1615)
Visit lenght : 1 hour
Ticket prices: Adult £ 12.00
  Child £   6.00    (under 17)
  Concession £  10.00   
(Over 60 and students with valid ID))
  Family £  30.00 (2 adults, 3 children under 17s)

 

Buckingham Palace operates a timed-ticket system, with admission every 15 minutes throughout the day.
The State Rooms will be open August - September 2004

 

How to get there
By train: Nearest mainline station London Victoria. For train times telephone
By Underground: Nearest Underground Stations: Victoria, Green Park, and St James's Park
By bus: Numbers 7,11,211,139,C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.

 
 
 


CHANGING OF THE GUARD:

Daily from April until the end of June and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting.

Buckingham Palace at 11.30

Mar 2004 - even days: 2,4, 6

Windsor Castle at 11.00

with the exeption on Sunday

Mar 2004 - even days: 2, 4, 6

 

 

Additional Information
Due to architectural limitations, it is not possible to admit wheelchair users through the main entrance.
A separate entrance is provided for visitors requiring special access. Wheelchair users are asked to book through the Ticket Sales and Information Office. Guide dogs welcome. Disabled toilets available


 

WINDSOR CASTLE

Windsor, Berkshire
Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7766 7304


Rail:  
Opening times: daily, 0930-1630 (last admission 1615)
   
Visit lenght : 2 hours
Ticket prices: Adult £ 11.50
  Child £   6.00    (under 17)
  Concession £   9.50   
(Over 60 and students with valid ID))
  Family £  29.00 (2 adults, 3 children under 17s)
Admission prices when the State Apartments are closed:
  Adult £  6.00
  Child £  3.00    (under 17)
  Concession £  5.00   
(Over 60 and students with valid ID))
  Family £  15.00 (2 adults, 3 children under 17s)


Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. It has been home of the Royal Family for over 900 years. It has been completely renovated since the terrible fire of 1992 and visitors can view the State Apartments along with St George's Chapel and The Albert Memorial Chapel.
The Queen hosts occasional 'dine and sleeps' for guests including politicians and public figures. Many royal weddings have also taken place here, most recently that of The Prince Edward and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones in June 1999.

It covers an area of 13 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.
Visitors can enjoy:

  • the extensive Castle Precincts,
  • St George's Chapel,
  • Queen Mary's Dolls' House,
  • the Castle Exhibition and the exhibition in the Drawings Gallery.
  • the Semi State rooms some of the most splendid interiors in the castle, furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, fine tapestries and porcelain, sculpture and armour.
 
 
Events at Windsor Castle

30 Sep 2003 to 24 Mar 2004
(Tue, Wed and Thu)

Great Kitchen to State Apartments
A rare opportunity to go behind the
scenes at Windsor Castle to see
the medieval Great Kitchen, 'the oldest, substantially unchanged
and still working kitchen in the country. Charged extra

       

 

Changing of the Guard
On alternate days at 11:00 , weather permitting (with the exception of Sundays)
Sierpieñ 2004 - parzyste dni 2, 4, 6 itd

Additional Information
Due to architectural limitations, it is not possible to admit wheelchair users through the main entrance.
A separate entrance is provided for visitors requiring special access. Wheelchair users are asked to book through the Ticket Sales and Information Office.
Guide dogs welcome
Disabled toilets available

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