Without a shadow of a doubt, the main attraction in Windsor is Windsor Castle, and what brings in busloads of tourists each week. Windsor Castle is one of the only three official residences of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (The other two being Buckingham Palace, and Holyrood Palace). The Castle dates back to the time of William the Conqueror, making it rich in history as the longest continuously occupied castle in England. The Royal Family spend weekends here, and it was nearby in Eton that both Prince William and Harry were educated at Eton College, one of England’s most exclusive independent schools.
Windsor Castle Admission Prices:
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £14.50
Under 17 £9.50
Under 5 Free
Family £42.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
Windsor Castle (Admission prices when the State Apartments are closed)
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £7.50
Under 17 £5.50
Under 5 Free
Family £22.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
01/11/2010 – 28/02/2011 Mon – Sun 09:45 15:00
01/03/2011 – 31/10/2011 Mon – Sun 09:45 16:00
How to Tell is the Queen is in Residence at Windsor Castle?
If The Royal Standard is flying over the Round Tower of Windsor Castle she is at home in Windsor, if not you will see the Union Jack flag in its place.