UK Travel Guide



Windsor in Berkshire

The site of the world's largest inhabited castle, Windsor exemplifies grandeur. William the Conqueror had the castle built in 1070 and since then almost every succeeding monarch has made some alterations. Set in thirteen acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the castle resembles a tiny walled town. Directly inside the castle and through the Henry VIII Gateway is St. George's Chapel. Edward IV had founded this beautiful perpendicular chapel in 1475. The interior of the chapel has fan vaulting and carved wooden stalls showing the arms of every Knight of the Garter who had sat there. Located here are many royal tombs including those of George V, Henry VIII, George VI and Prince Albert. Queen Mary's Doll House, a miniature house given to Queen Mary in 1923, can be seen in the upper ward of the castle. This perfectly furnished dollhouse has many special features such as running water, working elevators and electric lighting. In the middle ward of the Castle, the top of the Round Tower offers a magnificent view of the River Thame. Windsor also boasts thousands of colorful flowers in twenty acres of the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park.