A chance to explore a more unusual side to Windsor is coming up as the festival once again presents a programme of walks and tours around the Queen’s Berkshire home.
Celebrating music, literature and the arts, the 45th annual Windsor Festival will host a series of 12 walks and tours around Windsor’s finest venues.
The highly respected festival is located within and around the grounds of Windsor Castle, by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen, and will take place from September 15 – 28.
Windsor Festival’s walks and tours, offer visitors a unique chance to go behind the scenes and gain insight into the enchanting Windsor Castle and its surroundings.
Unveiling some of Windsor’s best kept secrets, the walks and tours will be an interactive, exciting and unforgettable part of this year’s Festival programme. From ghost tours to historical and humorous walks, highlights include :
- Ghost tour, High Spirits, will be taking place on Wednesday, 17th September at 7pm. Join Griselda Slugpellet and her ghoulish phantom friends on a walk around tour whilst marveling at tales of ghostly sightings, hairy hauntings and beastly burials. Based on authentic findings, this tour is bound to leave you with a smile on your face.
- Enjoy a collection of intrepid tales recounted by the merry monarch Charles II and his royal cousin Rupert of the Rhine, in Rupert and Charles Go Mad in Windsor, on Saturday 20th September at 7pm. While strolling through the Festival streets, hear about their antics during and after the Civil War inside and outside the Castle.
- Follow in the footsteps of a host of colourful characters whose unconventional behavior made them prime candidates for this humorous walk. The Wayward Women of Windsor, taking place on Monday, 22nd September at 7pm, will let you in on the stories, scandals and secrecy of the Merry Wives Mistresses, Ford and Page and the flirtatious Nell Gwynn.
Martin Denny, Windsor Festival Director said: “Every year the walks and tours at Windsor Festival are a huge success.
“Not only do they provide entertainment for the whole family, but they also take you on a journey through the streets of Windsor, uncovering history and hidden gems not known to many.
“We do hope you will take the opportunity to join us on one of our exciting walks, as you immerse yourself in the enchanting town of Windsor.”
The full programme and booking information is available at www.windsorfestival.com.