Frogmore Estate and Gardens was built in 1680 and bought by King George III as a holiday home for Queen Charlotte in 1782. It is a private garden within the grounds of the Private Royal Home Park which adjoins Windsor Castle. Here the Mausoleum containing the tombs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert can be found, along with that of the Duchess of Kent, and the burial place of Queen Victoria’s Mother.
The 17th Century Frogmore House can also be found on the Estate, it is a Grade I listed building, and homed many Royal residents over time, including Queen Charlotte, Princess Augusta, the Duchess of Kent. Later Princess Helena (Daughter of Queen Victoria) lived here with her husband. in the early 1900′s King George V and Queen Mary were also said to be frequent residents.
The house has eighteen bedrooms, and the gardens extend to thirty three acres. It is no longer used for Royal residence, but sometimes used for official royal receptions. The House and Gardens are usually open only once a year.
Next Opening days: 2012 Dates are yet to be announced.
Mausoleum: The Mausoleum will be closed during 2011 due to a long term conservation project.