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Windsor

Rich in history and royal tradition, and home to the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle, explore a town that has been home to British royalty for centuries.

Windsor

Anyone coming to visit Windsor will discover a town with royal connections and an imposing stone fortress. Founded in Norman times by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle acts as a Royal residence for the Queen and has been home to 39 monarchs during its illustrious history. The State Apartments are a sight to behold, while the Changing of the Guard ceremony on selected days is a stunning spectacle of British pageantry. Look out for the Royal Standard flying from the Castle’s Round Tower too, as it’s a sign the Queen is in residence.

Windsor, England. Essential Information for visitors and holiday makers
Rich in history and royal tradition, and home to the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle, explore a town that has been home to British royalty for centuries.

Hunt for souvenirs in the main Windsor shopping areas of Peascod Street, Windsor Royal Station and King Edward Court, get your teeth into its delectable food scene, or delve into the brick world of LEGOLAND Windsor, a theme park with rides and attractions for all the family.

Windsor at a glance

Top suggestions for first time visitors to Windsor.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony on selected days is a stunning spectacle of British pageantry

Windsor is famous for its royal connections and is steeped in the pageantry and history of the royal family.

It's surrounded by the delightful countryside of Royal Berkshire and makes a great day trip from the capital.

You'll discover a lively town in a glorious riverside location with great shopping, restaurants and Windsor Castle - one of the Queen's official royal residences and the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world.

Tour ancient Eton College, where Prince William and Harry went to school.

Take the kids to LEGOLAND® Windsor, a theme park based on their favourite toy.

Less than 30 miles west of London, you can get there by train in around 30 minutes.

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