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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: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
This tip is inspired my Mark (mtncorg), who has his own Corgi dog. In case you don't know, the Queen also has a... more travel advice
This is the view you will get as you walk up the last part of Peascod Street towards the castle (well you might not see... more travel advice
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