Photo: Allen Sheffield

This medieval castle is the official residence of the Queen, as well as her favourite. Windsor has been a royal home and fortress for more than 900 years – it is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world!

There is so much to explore at Windsor Castle, it is hard to know where to start! Begin your journey with a tour of the precincts, which will introduce you to the highlights of Windsor’s illustrious history and its role today as the Queen’s residence.

The State Apartments are a must-see on your trip to Windsor. Home to 39 monarchs, it is furnished with some of the greatest art in the world, from Rembrandt to Rubens. If you’re looking for military history, stop by the war rooms for unparalleled insight into the minds of Britain’s leaders.

A perennial favourite is Queen Mary’s dollhouse, which is a perfect 1/12 replica of a working house. With original works from top writers, a fully stocked wine cellar, an even a garden, this is a house to marvel at and admire. The house even has electricity, running hot and cold water, a lift, and a flushing toilet!

Climb the ancient Round Tower for spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Rising more than 200 ft above the River Thames, you can be in awe of the stunning views of the London skyline. This also houses the Royal Archives, Royal Photograph Collection, and Royal Library which contains prints, manuscripts, and more from the Royal Collection.

Don’t forget to stop by St. George’s Chapel, which is undoubtedly one of the best illustrations of English Gothic construction. Admire the elegant craftsmanship and visit the tombs of seven sovereigns, including Henry VIII.

 

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
Tel: +44 020 7766 7304
Times: Please see attraction for specific details.