A one off Christmas tour round historic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park is being offered for Thursday, December 14.

The tour starts at 2.30pm covering four centuries of Christmasses at the former royal residence.

Guests will learn about the fascinating history and illustrious former residents of Cumberland Lodge, from its Republican roots in the 17th century through to the Georgian era and its history as home to many of the rangers of the Great Park.

It will move on to the 19th century, when Cumberland Lodge was home to Queen Victoria’s son-in-law, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein and his family.

Then into the 20th and 21st centuries when the property became home to an educational foundation that still welcomes international students from around the world for a thought-provoking conference every Christmas.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served around the Christmas tree in the Drawing Room afterwards.

Places on the tour are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are £10 per person, including refreshments, with all proceeds going to support the charitable work of the foundation.

To book, contact the tour leader, Emma Albery, on 01784 497790 or email ealbery@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk.