Just one hour’s drive from central London stands the mighty, magnificent royal residence that is Windsor Castle. This sprawling castle – the largest occupied castle in the world – towers over the surrounding landscape. First constructed during the reign of William the Conqueror over 900 years ago, this fortress guarded the western approach to the capital. Over the years its walls have silently witnessed warmongering, peace-making, and copious amounts of pomp and circumstance. Today the castle is a royal residence, and is widely known to be Her Majesty’s favourite.
Come with us and discover the vast array of treasures that awaits us, including spectacular state rooms, lavish banqueting rooms, exquisite galleries and hundreds of paintings by the Old Masters – not forgetting the delightful Queen Mary’s dolls’ house. But the jewel in the crown simply has to be Saint George’s chapel: founded in the mid-1300s, the chapel became the mother church of the Order of the Garter and is the final resting place of many British monarchs including the beheaded King Charles I and the notorious King Henry VIII.
The tour of Windsor can be taken as a stand-alone tour, or you might want to include Stonehenge and Bath and make a day of it. Other options include a visit to Hampton Court with a river trip back to central London – a popular choice. Prices are from £47 based on 6 people sharing for a half day from London, excluding entrances. A full day – which would include Bath or Stonehenge – would come to £80 based on 6 people sharing. A Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge tour would be £97 per person based on 6 people sharing.