Arrival in the Cotswolds
We collect you at 8.30 from London at Paddington Station, Platform 1, under the clock and take you by bus Windsor, which is about 1 hours’ drive.
We set off into the royal deer park, past the cricket pitches and the famous Guards Polo Club and grounds, founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1955.
A former player, he remains the Club’s President today, regularly watching games from the Royal Box. His oldest son, HRH The Prince of Wales and grandsons, Princes William and Harry, have inherited his passion and have played many a game at the Club.
Often on a Sunday, there is a polo match taking place right in front of us as we travel past, lingering longer when there is a Chukka in play!
This beautiful walk leads us around of the Great Park grounds, with all of its eccentric statues, totem poles and ruins – including Leptis Magna aka the Temple of Augustus or, an ancient Roman ruin from Libya that has ended up here, 2000 miles away from where it originated!
We walk through the famous ‘Long Walk’, an historic 3 mile avenue the Copper Horse Statue of King George III right up to Windsor Castle, lunching in town. In the afternoon we take a private tour of the magnificent castle.
On your private tour, immerse yourself in the heritage of the largest occupied castle in the world, and 1000 years of royal history, led by an expert. For those wishing to stretch their legs, we can lead a tour through the cobbled streets of Eton and its historic colleges (select dates only) and museums. In the late afternoon, taking our bus to your hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh in the North Cotswolds means a nice, gentle start to your holiday.
Walk options: 4 miles or 6 miles