Windsor – Home to the Kings and Queens

  • Historical Walking Tour

  • 260 GBP - Private Group Price

  • 2,5 Hours Duration

  • Your Private Guide: Hugh Burn

  • Guide Languages: English

For nearly a thousand years Windsor has been home to the Kings and Queens of England. Much loved by the present Queen, Windsor Castle is known worldwide for the Royal splendor and fairy tale like scenes that are so British.

For nearly a thousand years Windsor has been home to the Kings and Queens of England. Much loved by the present Queen, Windsor Castle is known worldwide for the Royal splendor and fairy tale like scenes that are so British.

To know and really enjoy Windsor, you should come for the whole day. The ideal amount of time to see the Castle is 2 hours and going when there is a changing of the guard ceremony is important. Although the Queen is regularly in residence, the State Apartments are usually open for viewing. This is my chance to bring the 17th century Court of Charles 11 to life and the eccentricities of King George 1V. I shall explain objects of great beauty and craftmanship and amuse you with wonderful stories, some you may not believe.

No real castle is complete without splendidly uniformed soldiers and here of course are the iconic red coated, bearskin hatted Guardsmen. To see the changing of the guard to it’s best advantage takes experience. As well as my commentary, I shall have us in the right place at the right time.

St. George’s is a Gothic beauty, familiar now, from two recent Royal Weddings. It has long since been a favorite of mine.

Walking out of the Castle through the 500 year old Henry V111 Gate, there is still much to do. During term time, it is a delight to see the Eton boys in their tail coated school uniforms. Learn about the close association of Royalty with the town while seeing it’s benefits, such as The Long Walk, the views from the river and the Jubilee Fountain.

Read more about your guide: Hugh Burn

Share this tour:

To book this tour, download the app: Live – Private Guided Tours