|Address||Windsor Castle; Windsor SL4 1NJ
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|Telephone||+44 20 7766 7304|
|Time to go||Castle open daily Mar-Oct 09:45-17:15, Nov-Feb 09:45-16:15.|
|Cost||GBP 19 entry|
|How to get there||
Train leaves every 10-20 mins from London Paddington to Windsor & Eton Central (45 minutes). or London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside (50 mins) Off-peak returns ca. £10, Anytime returns are ca. £20.
The Queen will see you now – and she’s not in six-inch heels nor trowels of make-up either. The Official Residence of HRH is the oldest lived-in castle in the world, and when she’s not bouncing between trips to her Scottish hideaways and London apartments, this is where you’ll find Liz and her corgies.
Though catching a glimpse of her is sadly not yet part of the tour (give the monarchy a few more years of decline and wait for Charles’ fromage-as-fuel plan to go awry and you never know though….) you can see plenty of proper treasures in the Royal Collection including paintings by Rembrandt and Gainsborough.
Walk through the grandiose State Apartments, check out Queen Mary’s Dollhouse and atone for your sins in the rather beautiful gothic St George’s Chapel. Make it a full day trip and wander into the picturesque city centre for a proper cream tea, cute artisanal shops on the cobbled streets (and a great farmer’s market on the first Saturday of every month), and Eton college boys in full school uniform.