World-famous for its castle, which dominates the town, Windsor offers plenty of attractions for the tourist. With the royal residence so close, Windsor has many restaurants and hotels, as well as high quality shops, both of the regular kind and an abundance of gift shops. The Castle is an essential place to visit, and the majority of it is open to the public.
As the largest inhabited castle in the world, and the oldest in continuous occupation, both building and grounds are worth a thorough viewing. For those who are young at heart, or looking for some fun, Legoland is a wonderful place to spend a day, both viewing and playing with the bricks.
Windsor Castle, Windsor SL4 1NJ (020) 7766 7304
Not only the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, but probably the most famous; Windsor Castle has a history spanning 1,000 years.
Covering 13 acres, and acknowledged to be the favourite weekend residence of Her Majesty The Queen, Windsor is also one of the UK’s most visited tourist attractions.
Highlights of the tour include a visit to the State Apartments, St George’s Chapel and an opportunity to see Queen Mary’s Dolls House.