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  • 1 Windsor Castle: St George's Chapel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Windsor Castle

    The Order of the Garter's spiritual home, this chapel is also the resting place of 10 monarchs. Begun in 1475, the structure was completed by Henry VIII in 1528 and is a masterpiece of the Perpendicular style. Inside, don't miss the carved choir stal..

  • 2 Windsor Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Hill

    Windsor Castle is a fascinating transformation of a medieval castle into a sumptuous royal residence. It was William the Conqueror who had it built, in a move to reinforce London's defensive line, and Henri I made it his home as of 1100. The royal fa..

  • 3 Windsor Castle: State Apartments Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Windsor Castle

    Only the north wing is open to the public; the south and east wings remain the Queen's private apartments. Remodelling during the reign of George IV employed the Classical style in reception rooms and the Gothic in areas where ceremonial events took ..

  • 4 Eton College Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Probably the most famous school in Britain, Eton was founded in 1440 by the young Henry VI. Then, it consisted of a church, a poorhouse and a community of secular priests providing free education to 70 choirboys and scholarship students. The school w..

  • Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song! To this day, the refrain from Edmund Spenser's Prothalamion reflects the peaceful nature of England's most famous river, which meanders between the Cotswolds and Kew, taking in typical English landscapes o..

  • 6 Windsor Great Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    A former hunting ground of Saxon kings and medieval aristocrats, Windsor Great Park is linked to Windsor Castle by the Long Walk. At the summit of the hill, the copper horse is an equestrian statue of George III. Two old royal residences are sited in..

  • 7 Legoland Windsor Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    rd. Winkfield

    Millions of Lego bricks have been used to create these large models in a 60 ha park that overlooks Windsor Castle. Moving models and miniature European cities show off the professional Lego builders' considerable skill. Children will enjoy the Imagin..

  • 8 High Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High

    This little High Street contains the Parish Church of St John, which was rebuilt in 1822, and the Guildhall, which was begun by Thomas Fitch in 1637 and completed by Christopher Wren in 1690. On the first floor, supported by columns, niches house sta..

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