Fun for all at Legoland Windsor
There are plenty of things to do in order to enjoy your stay at Legoland. Try the sky rider where you can see the fantastic view of miniland. A ride on their moderate speed cars that travel around an aerial track at a height of 20 feet above the ground is sure wonderful.
The Hill Train. A ride will surely let one see the view of the park. It will bring you from the beginning to the heart of Legoland.
Don't forget to visit Miniland as it contains the greatest concentration of Lego Bricks in the park. Nearly 40 million pieces were used to create scenes from the USA and Europe with remote control boats at the miniland lake.
Try also the Pirate Falls Dynamite drench. You will get wet here so be sure you have extra shirts.Related to:
- Theme Park Trips
Ascot race course
Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 and is the world’s most famous racecourse.
Queen Anne was the person who first saw the potential of a racecourse at Ascot, which in those days, was known at East Cote.
Whilst out riding, she came across an area of open heath, not far from Windsor Castle, that looked an ideal place for “horses to gallop at full stretch.” The first race meeting ever held at Ascot took place on Saturday, August 11, 1711. 'Her Majesty’s Plate', worth 100 guineas was the main event, open to any horse, mare or gelding over the age of six. Each horse was required to carry a weight of 12st and seven runners took part. I couldn't imagine anyone of around 12 st racing a horse these days at Ascot, could you?
The contest was nothing like the racing seen at Ascot today. The seven horses were all English Hunters, quite different to the speedy thoroughbreds that race on the flat now. The race consisted of three separate heats of four miles long, so the winning horse had to have tremendous stamina.
Racing at Ascot became very popular and in 1813, Parliament passed an Act of Enclosure; this act ensured that Ascot Heath, although property of the crown, would be kept and used as a racecourse for the public in the future. Today the racecourse is managed by the Ascot Authority, created by an Act of Parliament passed in 1913.
Your own family can have a really nice day out here,and the ladies especially on 'Ladies day' each year,with the frilly and spectacular hats on display.Remember Mrs Shilling?,this woman used to be at Ascot ladies day event every year with her very large and weird and wonderful hats back in the 1960s,70s and 80s. it has been rebuilt over the last few years, but looked better before the refurbishment, to tell the truth.Related to:
- Horse Riding
- Historical Travel
- Luxury Travel
A real find this one. A fine castle atop a hill with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and its all free! There is also ample free parking (you have to walk up the hill unfortunately)
A licence to crenellate his property was granted to Sir Richard Abberbury in 1386. The castle was a rectangular enclosure with a round tower at each corner and two square towers midway along the longest sides. The most impressive part of the castle, and indeed the only part now standing, was the gatehouse. This is a three-storey rectangular building with two round towers that flank the entrance and rise another storey above the rest of the building.
In the care of English HeritageRelated to:
- Historical Travel
- Castles and Palaces
A feast of racing action, with a total of 30 races worth more than £3m in prize money attracting some of the best horses from around the world.
But the main attraction off course not the race, but the fashion parade of the ladies with their colorful hats.
Bring some picnic basket for the whole family before the race. Just arrive around 10 or 11am to avoid the traffic jam.
In 2005, the race will move away from the Berkshire course and be held at York for one year only.Related to:
- Horse Riding
Windsor, where even the swans are royal !
Windsor --- one get's off the train and feels immediately drawn to this captivating little town with it's castle overlooking the countryside. It is a lively place and once crossing the bridge over to Eaton - the old University district - there are many things to watch out for... especially the swans along the river...
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