Often glimpsed on the approach from above when travelling via Heathrow Airport (or on the M4 motorway linking London and the West) the town of Windsor straddles the Thames to the left of London and is mostly known for its royal residence (and is reportedly Queen Elizabeth II's preferred weekend London home), Windsor Castle, which dominates the local skyline and is one of the UK's top tourist attractions.
Windsor and neighbouring Maidenhead are attractive towns with pleasant parks and facilities, however the Castle is undoutedly the main draw here: due to it's close proximity to Heathrow we suggest a visit be incorporated into an airport transfer tour between Heathrow and your destination in Bath or the West Country.
Tour OptionsWindsor can be visited either on one of Celtic Horizon's suggested tour routes or build it in to a custom tour around your own requirements - contact us for details and prices.
Please note that we only offer journeys and tours that are exclusive to your family or party: we do not operate scheduled shared tour bus services.
"Windsor Castle is a royal residence located in the town of Windsor in Berkshire, England. It is one of the most famous and largest inhabited castles in the world and is the preferred weekend residence of the British monarch.
The castle has a long and rich history, dating back to the 11th century when it was first built by William the Conqueror. Over the centuries, it has been home to many British monarchs and has been the site of numerous important events in English history, including state banquets, weddings, and funerals.
Today, Windsor Castle is open to the public and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in England. Visitors can explore the castle's many historic buildings and beautiful gardens, including the State Apartments, which are lavishly decorated with artwork and furnishings from the royal collection.
Other highlights of a visit to Windsor Castle include St. George's Chapel, a beautiful Gothic-style chapel that is the final resting place of many British monarchs; the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place daily and is a colorful display of pageantry; and the Queen Mary's Dolls' House, which is a miniature house that was created for Queen Mary in the early 20th century.
Windsor Castle is also a working royal palace, and visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of members of the royal family during their visit. The castle is located in the picturesque town of Windsor, which is known for its charming streets, boutique shops, and historic pubs.
Overall, Windsor Castle is an iconic symbol of British history and culture, and it is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in architecture, art, or royalty."