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

They started summer tours in 2017, so this is still a fairly new tradition for the ancient bastion of traditions.

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 last year – review here.

Tours last around 90 minutes, cost £10.97 and are held every Friday from now through to the end of August.

To book a tour, go here.

They also hold back some tickets for sale on the day if you fancy taking the risk of turning up.

As you’re in Eton, then it’s worth making a day trip of it and visit Windsor Castle as well, and you fancy the “full package”, book a tour of Eton College in August, as that’s also when Windsor Castle lets people climb to the top of the Round Tower.


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  1. JP says:

    Comments galore on all-but every post, yet none so far on the visits to this institution. I was tempted to scrawl “no comment” and leave it at that. An admirably and succinctly tart reaction to my tendency to pompous verbosity, methinks.
    That aside, I am bemused. Missed! An open goal opportunity to highlight charitable status/tax law/statutory public access rights and employ the stats to prove a point; massaged or no. Much more contentious than the steam-inducing cost of tube rides with their last ever disruption of the weekend schedule, I’d suggest.
    What about the pupils whose Fridays are regularly interrupted April to August by ‘normal people’ who pay no heed to exam schedules and the like? Poor chaps.

  2. Guillaume Apollinaire says:

    Bon soir JP, à nouveau énervé?

  3. JP says:

    Pas de tout mon brave. It’s all in jest. There’s no point ‘getting angry again’ nor worrying for that matter ~ a waste of resources.
    I can’t find the words to convey the benefits from the lower levels of irate interjections recently, in many places.
    Heaven forfend it’s not simply because those of us in the UK and Europe have all been shouting at our screens when the politicians come on. The consequent lower level of miserable gitness can only lead to better things!

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