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Marching Band Outside Castle Hotel

The town of Windsor is well known for its connection to the royal family. Generations of royals have lived in the town and within Windsor Castle, which was the beloved home to her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. As the resting place of her late majesty, her parents, and Prince Phillip, Windsor Castle continues to hold a special place in the hearts of thousands and is a popular, historic place to visit in the UK.

Windsor Castle has been home to British royalty since construction began around the year 1070. It was originally built by William the Conqueror as a fortress, but over time it has become much more than that. This ancient castle is steeped in history, having been home to 39 monarchs over its 900-year existence. It is also a stunning example of expert architecture from a range of eras – including Gothic Revival, Tudor and Baroque styles. Today it serves as an official residence for King Charles III and is owned by the Crown.

A visit to Windsor Castle will fill a whole day as there is so much to see and discover. You can take a guided tour through St George’s Chapel or explore the State Apartments. They’re furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Holbein, Van Dyck and Rubens. In addition to being able to explore the castle itself, visitors can also enjoy walking through the beautiful onsite gardens or take part in one of many special events held at Windsor throughout the year. 

Thousands of visitors have already visited Windsor Castle to remember our late Majesty. The two-acre Windsor Castle Jubilee Gardens are the perfect place to pay your respects and reflect on the incredible life of our longest reigning monarch. 

The Castle Hotel on Windsor’s High Street is just a short stroll from the gates of Windsor Castle, making it the perfect place to stay near Windsor Castle. If you stay over a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, pick a prime spot in the morning to watch the changing of the guard pass right outside the hotel doors.  As one of the top-ranked hotels in town (determined by TripAdvisor traveller reviews), be warmly welcomed, unwind and sleep like royalty in our decidedly comfy beds.  

Your visit would not be complete without enjoying The Castle Hotel’s Royal Afternoon tea in the hotel’s popular Leaf restaurant.  Presented on crown-shaped stands, your tray is crammed with savoury sandwiches, and yummy cakes including coronation chicken sandwiches which were created in 1953 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II coronation, a mini Battenburg, aptly named after King Charles III grandmother; Princess Alice of Battenburg, finished with delicious scones served with our own homemade berry jam. 

To find out more about our Discover Royal Windsor stay, click here. 

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