Nearly 950 years ago William the Conqueror, with the help of his victorious armies, commenced construction of the castle at
Windsor in 1070. The site was chosen with great care; high above the Thames river on the edge of the former Saxon hunting grounds.
The castle was a day's march from London, and guarded the western approaches to the city. Windsor Castle has since been inhabited
continuously by Britain's Royal Family. The Castle is widely said to be the largest and oldest castle in the world. (For more historical background click here.)
It is a massive castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and it is bigger than people realise. Following the 1992 fire
the state apartments have been completely restored. It contains a very important collection of art and furniture.
- Address: Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1NJ
- Driving: M4 to Exit 6 from London; then M3 to Exit 3
- By train: To Windsor from London Waterloo or London Paddington
We strongly suggest prebooking a Windsor Castle tour ticket with the Viator site, especially on peak weekends and in summer.
- Adults: £15.50 ($23.38)
- Seniors (Over 60) and Students with ID: £14.00 ($67.13)
- Under 17: £9.00 ($14.74)
- Under 5: Free
- Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s): £41.00 ($55.83)
Helpful links from Plus44.com:
- March - Oct: 09:45am - 05:15pm (last admission 4:00pm), 7 days/week
- Nov - Feb: 9:45am - 04:15pm, 7 days/week (last admission 3:00pm
- Closed: Oct. 27, Dec. 25-26