Windsor Castle

Home to The Queen and over 900 years of royal history

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Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Built in the 11th Century by William the Conquerer, it's stood for the reign of 39 monarchs, and still stands as the Queen's private retreat.

It's less than 10 minutes' walk from Windsor and Eton Riverside station to the castle entrance.

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Windsor and Eton Riverside provides quick and regular links to London with direct trains every 30 minutes. You can change at Staines for trains to Ascot, Wokingham and Reading.

Windsor and Eton Central has regular services to Slough, where you can change for trains to London Paddington or Reading, Oxford, and the West.

Visiting Hampton Court too?

Visiting two of England’s most historic landmarks on the same day has never been easier - Surbiton Coaches offers direct transport between the two at lunchtime.

Learn about Henry VIII and our Tudor past and transport yourself back in time to the largest occupied castle in the world today with a quick trip on Surbiton Coaches' shuttle service. Pre-booking is essential and can be done online at surbitoncoaches.com. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16. Bookings close at midnight for the following day.

Collection points for both venues can be found at surbitoncoaches.com, with drop-off directly outside Hampton Court Palace and very close to the main entrance at Windsor Castle.

Boat trips near Windsor Castle (image courtesy windsor.gov.uk)

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