Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

One of a chain of nine castles built by William the Conqueror as a defensive ring guarding the routes into London.

Today it is one of the most recognisable sites in the World.

The castle is one of our Queens official residences. It has been home to 39 monarchs and is the oldest royal residence in the British Isles to have remained in continuous use.

It is the largest inhabited castle in the world containing within its walls the famous St.George’s Chapel, spiritual home to the Knights of the Garter the oldest surviving order of chivalry in the World founded in 1348 by King Edward III.

The Queen spends most of her weekends at Windsor and increasingly uses it as an alternative to Buckingham Palace.

Windsor Great parkAdjoining the Castle are Home Park and Windsor Great Park which is home to several impressive properties occupied by members of the Royal family.

Runnymede with its three memorials dedicated to the Magna Carta – the Great Charter of 1215, the Royal Air Force and the late US President John Kennedy are nearby.

The castle is surrounded by the towns of Windsor and Eton with its world famous college.

Windsor townJim is one of a small group of regional guides qualified to guide within the castle precincts and its immediate environs.