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Steeped in rich history and standing within six full acres of stunning countryside is the stately Taplow House Hotel. This four star boutique hotel is a convenient half hour from London Heathrow Airport and fifteen minutes to the M4 motorway and Ascot Racecourse, making it ideal for business and leisure travel.
Rooms vary in size at the Taplow House Hotel, from classic, deluxe and executive rooms to junior and master suites. Amenities include tea/coffee making provisions, Egyptian cotton sheets and designer toiletries.
Hotel features comprise free Wi-Fi and parking, room service, and exquisite wedding and conference/meeting venues with optional catering.
Dine in for full menu fare and afternoon tea provisions at the hotel restaurant and bar. Children age twelve and younger eat free.
Don't miss nearby attractions of Windsor Castle, the National Trust Cliveden and London Motor Museum, all less than a half hour from the hotel.
Thorpe Park is located in Chertsey, Surrey and offers a selection of 9 different zones viz. Calypso Quay, Lost City, Neptune's Kingdom, Thorpe Farm, Canada Creek, Ranger County, Amity Cove, Port Atlantis and Octopus Garden. There are many rides to choose from, ranging from children's rides to fast white-knuckle rollercoasters. Also on site are amusement arcades and various food outlets as well as a swimming area with a children's pool and water slides. Reduced tariffs for on line advance bookings are available at the website and the following cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Switch, JCB, Delta, Solo, Electro. Details of opening hours are available at the website.
Hampton Court Palace is located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and dates from around 1514 when it was built by King Henry VIII for Cardinal Wolsey. He lived in the palace until 1529 when he fell out of favour with the King and from that point on it became the main residence of King Henry VIII who had it enlarged. Over the next two centuries it was enlarged further and remained a principal residence of the Royal Family until the late 18th century. Today Hampton Court Palace is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Britain and plays host to many events throughout the year, including an annual flower show by the Royal Horticultural Society that attracts over 300,000 visitors. The palace is open for visiting daily throughout the year (with the exception of a few public holidays over the Christmas period) and several different ticket options are available. Full details of prices along with the opening hours are available on the website.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (also known as Kew Gardens) consist of 300 acres of gardens and greenhouses along the east bank of the Thames in southwest London. Founded by Princess Augusta (mother of George III) in 1759, the gardens were gifted to the nation by the Royal Family in 1841. Kew Gardens are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and they function as a major scientific institution for the study and classification of plants as well as a major tourist attraction. Features include paths to and by the river, bedding areas with seasonal plantings, the Rhododendrum Dell, 18th-century garden follies designed by Sir William Chambers, the Kew Garden Gallery, and the Palm House for tropical plants. The gardens are accessible by riverboat (about 90 minutes from Westminster Pier) or by Tube (District Line toward Richmond). Check the official Web site for admission fees and public hours.