Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and the largest occupied castle in the world and the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. The Queen lives there every June for 15 days.

The castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains:

  • Magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal collection
  • St George's chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs)
  • Queens Mary's Doll House, a masterpiece of miniature builds for the Queen Mary
  • The Drawings gallery

During the winter an additional five rooms, known collectively as the Semi–State Rooms, are included in the visitor room.

Standard admission charge applies.

If you can spend a day in Windsor you can also visit the famous Eton created in the 15th century and 15 min away from Windsor castle.

Kids will also love Legoland. You will find miniature cities like London, Paris. The 800 buildings required 3 years of work done by 100 experts-monitors in Lego.

Distance from Hotel Xanadu: 17.5 miles - 30 minutes by car

Directions from Hotel Xanadu:

Walk to Ealing Broadway underground and take the District Line and stop at Acton town station. Then change to the Piccadilly line going in the direction of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Outside Heathrow Terminal 5 (stand 8), you will have to take the bus 77 going to Clever, Three Elms and stop at Windsor Town Centre (stop J).

Journey with the Tube should take 40 min and with the bus will take an average 50 min. You have also the option of going to Windsor by train from Ealing Broadway station and stop at Windsor & Eton station.
The journey should take between an average of 40-50 min.

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