From the Mayfield Magazine.
School Journey To Denmark, 1964 by J. Wilson
On July 23rd thirty-two boys and three teachers left Mayfield School for Fredensborg, Denmark. After a long, tiring journey we were glad to arrive at Hotel Prinsen and enjoy a delicious meal which proved to be a sample of the good food we were to receive during our stay.
For the first morning we did as we wished, but in the afternoon we toured the Royal Palace gardens at Fredensborg. The following three days were occupied by various excursions, which included a visit to Sweden; an interesting tour of Hamlet’s castle, Kronborg; a day trip to the nearby Hornbaek Beach, and a sight-seeing tour of the capital, Copenhagen. While in the capital we toured Carlsberg Brewery; went up the river to photograph the famous statue called ‘The Little Mermaid’, and completed our visit by going to the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.
Again, we had more interesting trips. There was the tour of North Zealand, the main island of Denmark. During this trip we saw a typical Danish dairy, a horse-riding school, a horse-breeding farm, and a ‘Bone’ museum. We visited the town of Roskilde to see the famous cathedral.
The last tour of the holiday, which I thought was the most fascinating, was to Frederickberg Castle in Hillerod. Not many such beautiful places are so well looked after in the world today. Our last day in Fredensborg was a day of leisure and there was an optional excursion on Lake Esrum by pleasure boat. It was on Monday, August 3rd, that we made our way back to dear old England, but leaving a wonderful country behind – Denmark.