Before we start our Windsor Castle Tour, you have a truly spectacular view. Marvel at the medieval castle, nestled right in the heart of a modern town centre.
Once we clear security, we are inside the Royal residence with a vast area to explore. Let’s start by taking a short stroll to see if Her Majesty is in today? Moving on we pass the original parts of the castle, dating from the 11th Century. Before moving inside, there’s also time here to admire the perfectly manicured gardens.
Your private guide can explain why the castle was built here, then you can enjoy the views from the North terrace 30m (100ft) above the River Thames. When entering the State Apartments prepare to be dazzled by the decorative gold, rooms truly fit for a King or Queen. There is so much to see on a Windsor Castle tour, where else can you find pieces by Titian and Rembrandt hanging next to each other? All the artefacts are part of the Royal collection, they are moved around the castle and sometimes loaned to other exhibits. Don’t worry though, your Blue Badge Guide will make sure you see the best of what’s on display during your private tour of Windsor Castle.
Leaving the State Apartments we have time to visit the gift shop, maybe you’d like your own gold ornament to dazzle your guests at home!
Now is our chance to visit somewhere famous from more recent history, St Georges chapel. Venue for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but also many more weddings over the years. We are aware of its recent use as a working church, but your private guide can tell you much more about this beautiful gothic structure. Final resting place for several British Monarchs, mind your step, don’t tread on the tomb of Henry VIII as we make our way around!
Before our tour leaves the Windsor Castle grounds, you have a chance to take picture of the Queen’s guards. These soldiers in their beautiful uniforms, make sure all is safe within the walls of the Royal residence.
Back in the town centre, we start our stroll. Let’s explore the shortest street in England, it will take only seconds. Walking towards the Long Walk we’re treated again to spectacular views of Windsor Castle. This 2.64-mile walk is lined mostly with oak trees and still used today by the Royal Family, as they make their way to annual horse racing events at nearby Ascot.
Walking across a Windsor Bridge over the River Thames we arrive in Eton. Your guide will explain all about the education pupils receive here at Eton College and tell you about the Old Etonians, many of whom you will recognise, such as:
We then have time to browse Eton High Street admiring the local architecture and the exterior of this famous college.
Your guide will escort you back to Windsor town and happily help with directions or suggestions for the rest of your stay. If you enjoyed your Tour of Windsor Castle, we’re sure you’d also enjoy a Tower of London Tour.
Outside the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop. If you are staying in a city centre hotel our guide can meet you there, subject to confirmation.
Thu – Mon 10:00am & 2:00pm
Tour departs from the outside the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop. Your Guide will be holding a sign with the lead customers name.