For a day trip from London, we're going to Highclere Castle on Friday April 27 for their "Garden Secrets" tour, scheduled to start at 10:00 AM with gates opening at 9:30 AM. I plan to reserve a taxi for pick-up from Newbury for the short drive to Highclere.
I'm trying to decide what train to take from Paddington Station that morning. There's an 8:06 departure, no change, that arrives at 9:07 AM. Do you think that allows enough time to comfortably get to Highclere, say by 9:45? Or, would you take one of the earlier trains, even with a change of train? There's a 7:36 departure that arrives at 8:42 AM.
Thanks for any advice and insights!