Windsor Information

When people think of Windsor, they think of the castle, and well they should. Windsor Castle, a sprawling edifice built up over nine centuries, is the favorite home of the Queen. Amazingly, it was originally built out of wood by William the Conqueror. It not only dominates the town of Windsor from its hilltop redoubt, but the town was created to service it.

Still, there's more to Windsor than the castle. It's a genial, affluent Berkshire town whose second most interesting structure is the Guildhall on High Street, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1689. Wren also built St. Paul's Cathedral. Ironically, the Prince of Wales was married in both places. His marriage to Diana took place in St. Paul's, while his marriage to Camilla took place at Guildhall. Eton College, built in 1440 by Henry IV and attended by Prince William, is a short walk from the Guildhall. It's Britain's most prestigious public -- that is private -- school and its most famous. Its chapel, built in an ornate Perpendicular style, was installed in 1441.

Though the town of Windsor is rather small, it benefits from its royal associations. Among the upscale stores that are to be found there are Marks & Spencer. It also has the Royal Windsor Wheel, which gives tourists a birds-eye view of the castle and its surroundings, and a Legoland. Windsor also has two railway stations.

Many good restaurants can be found on the High Street or in the Royal Train Station. They include Cafe Rouge, Carluccio's, the Windsor Great Perk and the Caffe Nero, all in the train station, and the Cornucopia Bistro on the High Street.

The inescapable castle is also open to tourists. The ornate State Apartments hold many stunning and priceless works of art. The visitor can also tour the Round Tower, which was built by William the Conqueror, in wood. It was recreated in stone by Henry II and now houses the Royal Archives and Photographic Collection. The visitor can also view Queen Mary's Doll's House, designed for her by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the renowned architect. The famous St. George's Chapel was built between 1475 and 1528, and like Eton's chapel, is a breathtaking example of Perpendicular Gothic Architecture. The visitor shouldn't worry about the devastating fire that ravaged the castle in 1992, as St. George's Hall, which suffered the most damage, has been rebuilt.

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