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Windsor Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmerySome 20 miles from the centre of London (and Buckingham Palace) Windsor is the country estate of the British royal family, and has been for over 900 years since William the Conqueror built the original castle. At the time of the first World War, the family adopted Windsor as their name to replace the Germanic connotations of their original house. The castle is on a low hill and dominates the town, looking down over meadows to the River Thames. It has two parks, Home and Great, which to the surprise of many visitors, are much used by locals for recreation, including a golf course and cricket pitches. St George’s Chapel within the castle grounds is the chapel for the Order of the Garter. The castle is much used for ceremonial occasions, including state visits, as well as being a week-end retreat for the Queen. Much of it is open to visitors and the Changing of the Guard is a daily attraction. The town itself is very attractive with pretty river frontage and a pedestrian-only bridge to the school town of Eton.
 

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United Kingdom Facts

National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbritain.com/


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Windsor Weather Forecast

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