The iconic Windsor Castle sits high on the banks of the river Thames and the site for the castle was chosen by William the Conqueror almost 1000 years ago. Along with Buckingham Palace, it is one of the official residences to the Queen of England and was an important royal residency of King Henry VIII and Queen Victoria.
On your trip to Windsor Castle from London, you should visit the semi-state rooms and St George’s Chapel. This is where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married on 19th May 2018 and worshippers are welcome to attend services in the beautiful chapel.
The Windsor sightseeing tour will also pass by the illustrious Eton College which has educated many well-known past students. This includes 19 British Prime Ministers, members of the Royal Family, (including Prince William and Prince Harry), as well as famous actors such as Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
Whilst you’re in Windsor you can also enjoy the Changing of the Guard ceremony where the bustling Windsor High Street transforms into a parade ground, as well as paying a visit to the Windsor Farm Shop to buy products produced on the Royal Farms. The ceremony usually takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays but please check the British Army website to avoid disappointment: http://www.householddivision.org.uk/changing-the-guard-calendar
With direct links to and from the capital, Windsor is just under an hour away, making it easy to take Windsor Castle tours from London. So for your perfect day trip to Windsor from London, join us and hop-on-board to explore wonderful Windsor!
There are 10 bus stops you can hop-on hop-off between with easy access to all that Windsor has to offer.
There are some great attractions near Windsor Castle, and other highlights on the Windsor bus tour include:
Windsor Castle – There’s been a castle at this location since the 11th Century!
Eton & Datchet - Both beautiful examples of quaint English villages.
The Long Walk - Hop-off the bus and walk back into Windsor for stunning views of the castle. You may even spot some royal deer along the way!
Stop off at the Windsor Farm Shop for products produced on the Royal Farms (including fresh meat and cheese) or enjoy some locally made food in the coffee shop on site.
There are numerous pubs along the route - the perfect (& traditional!) way to break up your journey.
The Original Tour Windsor & Eton tour tickets are valid for 24-hours from the time they are redeemed locally in Windsor & Eton.
The main starting point for the tour is outside the Theatre Royal, (Thames Street), though you can begin your tour at any of the stops. There are 11 bus stops around the town so you can hop-on and hop-off with easy access to all that Windsor has to offer.
Why not visit some great Windsor attractions such as Legoland, Runnymede, Queen Mary's Doll Houses or Savill Garden. There is so much to do in the area so make a weekend of it and enjoy the beautiful town of Windsor.
Ticket valid for 24 hours from the time you join the bus
Closures: 25th December
Children aged 5 and below are free