The little town and Royal Borough of Windsor in Berkshire has been dominated by its castle since it was built by William the Conqueror in 1070 to guard the western approaches to London. Much altered over the years it is the oldest inhabited royal residence in Britain. The town owes its existence and much of its livelihood to this huge royal castle on a chalk bluff above the River Thames.
The House of Windsor became the name of the British Royal family in 1917 when, amidst tensions with Germany, King George V changed the name by Royal Declaration, from the historic name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
St Georges' Chapel is one of the castles great treasures. Built between 1475 and 1528 in late Gothic style, ten former monarchs. including Henry V111 and Charles 1, are buried in the chapel.
Long Walk is a 3 miles tree lined avenue
The charming old town lies directly beneath the castle walls.