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Windsor castle is approximately 20 miles from Richmond, Greater London and easily accessible by car.
Horace Walpole's famous Gothic creation with later additions by the Waldegrave family. Situated high above the River Thames, on the edge of a hunting ground, the Castle was a day's march from the Tower of London and was designed to guard the western approaches to the capital.
Windsor Castle has been inhabited continuously and improved and restored by successive monarchs according to their taste and style. Some were great builders, strengthening the Castle against uprising and rebellion, others, living in more peaceful times, created a palace within the apartments of their ancestors.
The State Apartments situated within Windsor Castle, are the formal rooms used for Ceremonial, State and Official occasions. They range from the smaller, intimate rooms of Charles II's apartments to the vast scale of the Waterloo Chamber, built to commemorate the famous victory over Napoleon in 1815. The rooms are furnished with some of the finest works of art in the country including masterpieces by Holbein, Rembrandt and Van Dyck as well as magnificent French and English furniture and porcelain.
The Gallery, also situated within Windsor Castle, hosts themed exhibitions based on the Royal Collection, one of the finest art collections in the world.
Queen Mary's Dolls' House was created by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary, consort of King George V. Built on a scale of 1:12, the house took three years to complete (1921-24) and involved the skills of more than a thousand artists and craftsmen. Every item is perfectly manufactured to scale and each room is exquisitely furnished. The hundreds of books in the library include many specially written by authors of the day. Working lifts stop at every floor and all five bathrooms have running water.
For the latest information please telephone our 24 hour information line 01753 831118.
Disabled Facilities - The majority of the Castle is accessible for disabled visitors, with special lavatory facilities available at various locations.
Please telephone 01753 868286 extension 2235 before your visit for details and to discuss arrangements. Groups Group rates are available.
Hotels in and near Windsor include:
Heathrow Lodge, 556 Old Bath Road, Heathrow, Hillingdon, Heathrow, Greater London, UB7 0EF
Thistle London Heathrow, Bath Road, Longford, West Drayton, London, Middlesex UB7 0EQ
Ibis Hotel Heathrow, 112-114 Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 5AL
Premier Inn Slough, Uxbridge Road, Slough, SL1 1SU
Premier Inn London Heathrow, 15 Bath Road, London, TW6 2AB
Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, Colnbrook Bypass, Bath Road, West Drayton, London UB7 OHJ
Sheraton Skyline Hotel at London Heathrow, Heathrow Airport, Bath Road, Hayes, Greater London UB3 5BP
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel, Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport, London TW6 3AF
Copthorne Hotel Slough Windsor, Cippenham Lane, Slough, Berkshire SL1 2YE
Holiday Inn London Heathrow, BATH ROAD, CORNER SIPSON WAY, HEATHROW, WEST DRAYTON, LONDON, UB7 0DP
Holiday Inn London Heathrow Ariel, 118 BATH ROAD, HAYES UB3 5AJ
Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T5, London Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 8QB
Holiday Inn Express Slough, Mill Street, Slough SL2 5DD ENGLAND
Holiday Inn Slough Windsor, 1 Church Street, Chalvey, Slough, SL1 2NH ENGLAND
Holiday Inn Maidenhead Windsor, Manor Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2RA
Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel, 140 Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex, Greater London UB3 5AW
Windsor Castle Hotels