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The reason most people visit Windsor is because of the Royal connection.

The Queen still lives in Windsor Castle quite often (she has several official residences and moves between them).

It is this Royal Residence that brings most tourists to Windsor. This is Windsor Castle. It is the oldest continuously inhabited royal residence in Britain, and was initially built out of wood in 1070 by William the Conqueror.

King George V was so fond of Windsor castle, he changed his family surname from a very Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor, no doubt in an attempt to Anglicize the Royal Family at the same time!

Windsor is also quite a historic town, and has some very old and interesting buildings, as well as some seriously expensive property! You do need to be pretty affluent to live there...

A nice walk in Windsor is off from the Castle down the 'Long Walk' which is what you can see in the picture here. It can get pretty busy at times, and if you are really lucky, you might see one of the Royals out with their horses!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A town with a huge amount of history
  • Cons:Too expensive to live in, but few cons for the tourist
  • In a nutshell:A must-see for overseas visitors
  • Last visit to Windsor: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 28, 2005
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2007 at 3:33 AM

    Thanks for your useful Windsor tips :-)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2007 at 8:29 AM

    most interesting page - just like being there

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2007 at 3:36 AM

    Great winter photos! Queen Vic looks quite spooky and dark :)))

  • Jul 27, 2006 at 10:57 PM

    HELLO I AM BETO FROM MEXICO AND JUST WANTED TO LET YOU NAME THAT THE NAME IN SPANISH IS ISABEL, NOT ISOBEL. APPARENTLY IT IS THE MOST CORRECT TRANSLATION OF ELIZABETH, EVEN WHEN THERE ARE MANY ELIZABETHS IN SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES. BYE NOW

  • Tdiver's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2006 at 9:45 AM

    I lived behind this house for 30 years basically on castle ground and yes it's too expensive .That's why i'm now in Turkey.5 cottages behind for staff originally now all rented out except my parents.Privy purse needs cash i guess.

  • TempNomad's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2006 at 7:38 PM

    Loved your Windsor tips. Thanks for the advice and suggestions!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2005 at 12:52 AM

    I really do think the Windsorites would prefer you to use the ternm "horse and carriage" rather than 'horse and cart" - carts are so infra dig y'know. Cheers -leyle

  • Oct 8, 2005 at 5:06 PM

    Like your page! I grew up in Ascot and love Windsor. I went back for the first time in 30yrs in '03 and it's hardly changed a bit - okay it does have a Starbucks.

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2005 at 7:41 AM

    somehow Windsor is a "£500-city": fouling dogs panalty: £500 - drinking-penalty: £500 - costs for a house: £500 (in former times, at least); still, it is good to know that at least one (green) pillar box there is not sealed ...

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 2:02 PM

    I like the mailboxes even if they are sealed .they look so colourful Windsor looks nice . A person from Windsor should visit Windsor i would say so. Very nice page Andy

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