Outside London, the rarified airs of Eton College are opening their doors to ordinary folk this summer for a series of tours.

The tours take in the main courtyard, the history of the college, a number of important rooms and dining rooms, lots of old graffiti left by former pupils, and a number of chapels. Photography is allowed in about half the rooms but not in the impressive chapels.

I visited in 2018 – review here.

Tours run from 3rd May to 20th September 2024, always on Friday afternoons at 2pm and 4pm and last around 90 minutes. The tours cost £16.96 for adults.

To book a tour, go here.

While you’re in Eton, you could make a day trip of it by wandering around Windsor town centre and Windsor Castle. Alternatively, a visit to Dorney Court is just about possible. It’s open every afternoon in June 2024 from 12:30pm to 4pm, so you could just about do that and then get to Eton for the 4pm tour.


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  1. Old Etonian says:

    1696 is a peculiar price. It’s 2*2*2*2*2*53. It’s also the year Robert Walpole left Eton.

    • ianVisits says:

      It’s £15 plus Eventbrite’s booking fee – no need for conspiracy theory.

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