Windsor is the largest castle in the whole of England. Enlarged and rebuilt by successive kings and queens, it has been a royal residence since it was originally built by William the Conqueror around 1080, who built a feudal motte and inner courtyard here. The royal family takes up residence here in April and during Ascot Week in June. The state apartments with their collections of furniture and art and St George's Chapel are not to be missed.
Mar-Oct: 9.30am-5.30pm; Nov-Feb: 9.45am-4.15pm, last admission 1hr15 before closing - possible closing due to official events - Guided tour of Castle and Great Kitchen by prior booking (early Aug-end Sep and end Dec-early Jan 10.15am-4.05pm) - Changing of the guard Apr-Jul: Mon-Sat 11am; rest of year: every other day at 11am weather permitting