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Things to Do

Located near the historic town of Windsor with its magnificent Castle, The Grovefield House is surrounded by a feast of attractions and activities to suit everyone, from historic buildings to sporting venues, shopping to rowing, and Legoland is just down the road.

Central London is a short drive or train ride away.

In the area:

Huntswood Golf Club is located adjacent to The Grovefield House Hotel (Please note it is not part of Classic Lodges.) Lambourn Club championship course is within a ten minute drive.

Things to do during your stay (and some great places to propose!):

January: The Copper Horse, Snow Hill
Snow Hill is one of the highest points in Windsor Great Park and there are superb views of Windsor Castle down The Long Walk from The Copper Horse. The statue of King George III on horseback was erected by his son George IV in 1829 in memory of his father. It is said that Henry VIII stood on Snow Hill awaiting news of Anne Boleyn's execution which was to be signalled by gunfire from The Round Tower. Burnham Beeches, close to the Hotel, makes for a lovely winter walk too.

February: Beneath the Sounding Arch at Maidenhead Railway Bridge
Maidenhead Railway Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, crosses the Thames on the scenic reach between Bray Lock and Boulters Lock. The Thames towpath passes under the right-hand arch of the bridge. It is known as the Sounding Arch, because of its spectacular echo. Visit Clivedon too - the stately home once at the centre of the Profumo Scandal - and only a few moments from the Hotel.

March: Boating on the River Thames
Float gently along the River Thames and absorb the beautiful views of Windsor Castle. Set sail for a day at Royal Windsor Racecourse, passing the stunning buildings of Eton College on the way.

April: The Park and Arboretum Dorney Lake
With its wonderful view of Windsor Castle through the ‘Millennium Lime Avenue’, the Park and Arboretum at Dorney Lake are the ideal springtime spot. Dorney Lake is a world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre set in a spectacular 450-acre parkland near Windsor and was the venue for the Rowing and Kayak events in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

May: The Valley Gardens
The Valley Gardens cover some 250 acres, and visitors can wander for hours on the slopes, among the plantings and twisting paths.  The Gardens are at their height of colour and interest in April and May with an unrivalled display of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias. The most famous display is the vibrant Punch Bowl where thousands of Kurume azaleas flaunt their flowers.  Check The Royal Landscape's website. 

June: Propose in front of the pink bench at Ascot Racecourse
No-one knows exactly when the tradition of proposing on the Ascot pink bench began, but it is thought to date back to the Regency period before George VI become king. The period is noted for its elegance and romance and ‘Prinny’ - as the then Prince of Wales was known - was a keen race-goer and breeder as well as overseeing a boom time in Ascot’s history that saw the inaugural running of the Gold Cup in 1807. A pink-bench proposal at Royal Ascot would be an odds-on favourite for acceptance!

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