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Frogmore House

Windsor and Maidenhead

Type:Historic House / Palace

Home Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

Tel: +44 020 7766 7305

Frogmore House – photographer: Philip Craven, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018


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.

2018 openings

For three days in May or June each year, Frogmore House and Gardens opens to individuals in aid of three different charities chosen by The Queen.

The charities and dates will be confirmed in January 2018.

Visit for booking information.

In August, Frogmore House and Garden will be open for pre-booked groups only, as follows: 1-30 August 2018. Open daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 15:00)

Visit for booking information. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Groups of 15 or more£10.30 per ticket

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


Provider Preferences

  • No Smoking Attraction


  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Parking & Transport

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


  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1-1.5 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

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Rosemary64
    Middx London
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Well hidden Royal retreat
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
    Apart from the 3 open days in June in August coach parties are allowed to visit booking in advance. Strict security and timings as expected and list of guests supplied beforehand Amazing place well... Read full review
  • Cretan_Blue
    Gavalochori, Greece
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great presentation, superbly organised
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
    We had never been to Frogmore, so when we got the opportunity we went as a coach party of retired company employees. The organisation here was impressive, we had an arrival time which HAD to be... Read full review
  • rayrest
    Trip Type:
    Amazing house
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th August 2017
    Fantastic house that is set in magnificent gardens in Home Park in The great Windsor Park. This House is only open a couple of days a year which are normally in late June and are charity events. Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open for groups only (1 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018)
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00

* For three days in May or June each year, Frogmore House and Gardens opens to individuals in aid of three different charities chosen by The Queen. The charities and dates will be confirmed in January 2018.

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