Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in UK. In continuous use for over 900 years, it remains a workplace.
Windsor is the favourite palace of the Queen and she uses the castle not only as a private residence, where she usually spends the weekends, but also as the place where she performs her royal duties.
Situated in the charming town of Windsor, on the banks of the River Thames, this imposing castle offers real treasures for us to discover. Among them, some of the finest paintings from the Royal Collection, including works by Rembrandt’s, Canaletto and Peter Lely. The impressive chapel of St George where 10 monarchs are buried, including King Henry VIII and the father of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the chapel of the Order of the Garter, the highest honour bestowed by the British Sovereign.
In addition, here you will find the most famous dolls’ house in the world, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, built by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary. The richness of detail is impressive, it has electricity, working elevators, toilets, hot and cold water, as well as thumbnail pictures, tables and books specially written by famous contemporary authors.
We can combine a visit to the castle with a stroll through Windsor or a visit to Runnymede the place where the Magna Carta was sealed by King John in 1215.