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Windsor Castle

Probably the most famous castle in the world. Follow the link above for information about the castle and for entry details.

Church Street & Nell Gwynne's House

Walk into cobbled Church Street, opposite the castle exit, and you'll feel like you've travelled back in time. Many of the buildings in the street are several hundred years old. Midway down the street (on the right in the photo) is the house where Nell Gwynne lived. She was the famous mistress of King Charles II (in about 1669). No doubt the location was convenient for all concerned.

The Guildhall, Market Cross House & Britain's Shortest Street

Windsor's Guildhall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St Paul's Cathedral in London. When Wren showed the design to the town elders they refused to believe that the ground floor ceiling wouldn't collapse without pillars to support it. Wren put the pillars in - with a gap between the top and the ceiling!

Alongside the Guildhall is the Market Cross House. It's one of the oldest houses in Windsor and has a severe lean to the right! It's now a tea-room (they do serve coffee too!) where you can enjoy a leisurely cup and a bite to eat. To the left of the House is Britain's shortest street. Don't blink or you might miss it.

Changing of The Guard

Changing of The Guard takes place at 11am daily in summer and every other day for the rest of the year. Except Sundays. The guards march along the High Street (in front of the Guildhall) and turn right up Castle Hill before marching into the castle to take the place of the soldiers already on duty.

Open-top bus tours

Guide Friday open top double decker bus tours depart from Castle Hill, although you can catch the bus from any of about 10 stops. The ticket is valid all day and you can get on and off at any of the stops. The tours are excellent - the guides tell you things even the locals don't know. Adults £6. Pensioners and Students £5. Children under 12 £2.50. Children under 5 FREE. Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 4 children) £14.50

The River Thames

Enjoy a walk along the tow-path. You can feed the swans if you bring some bread. Alternatively you might like to take a riverboat trip along the river to Bray, passing Windsor racecourse along the way. Short return cruises leave from the jetty near Windsor Bridge. The short cruise leaves every 30 minutes and lasts 35 minutes. Adults £3.20 Children £1.60. Longer 2 hr cruises run twice a day. Adults £5.40 Children £2.70

From Easter to the end of October you can also hire a small boat by the half-hour.

The Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal presents top quality shows, many of them prior to a West End run. Around Christmas time you can see a typical British pantomime. See local papers, visit the theatre or their website for details of shows. Box office 01753 853888



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