Windsor Castle & Langley Park
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
Windsor Castle, located in Windsor, Berkshire, is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the United Kingdom, boasting a rich history, stunning architecture, and an extensive collection of art and artifacts.
As one of the oldest and largest inhabited castles in the world, it covers an area of approximately 13 hectares. With nearly 1,000 years of history, Windsor Castle is one of England's most impressive and significant historical sites, having been built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror . Its numerous renovations and expansions throughout the years reflect the changing times and tastes of the monarchs who lived there.
It has served as the official residence of monarchs such as VIII. Henry, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and II. Queen Elizabeth.
The castle houses a vast collection of art and historical artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, armor, and furniture, many of which are displayed in the State Apartments, which are open to the public.
In addition, St. George's Chapel, located on the castle grounds, is one of the most beautiful and significant church buildings in England. The chapel serves as the final resting place for ten rulers, including VIII. Henry and his third wife, Jane Seymour, and In September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were also laid to rest here.. St. George's Chapel holds great importance for the royal family, as it was the site of Prince Harry's baptism, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Visitors can also witness the changing of the guard, a tradition that dates back to the 17th century and still takes place regularly in the castle and in front of the castle. This ceremonial event is a true spectacle, with soldiers dressed in full regalia marching to the beat of a drum.
A Springtime Tour of Langley Park's Rhododendron Collection
One of favorite destinations is Langley Park - a hidden gem steeped. If you want to experience the stunning Rhododendron collection at Langley Park's Temple Gardens, then this tour is perfect for you! The best time to visit is between April and early June when the gardens are in full bloom. During this time, you can take a pleasant 2 hour walk in the park and enjoy the explosion of colors that surround you. During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to take stunning photos of the colorful rhododendron flowers in the Temple Gardens.
As a former royal hunting ground, Langley Park is rich in history and has been linked to many influential figures over the centuries, including King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Marlborough. The park's parkland trees, such as Wellingtonia, Cedar of Lebanon, and English Oak, add to the natural beauty of the area. In addition, Langley Park boasts beautiful walks, including an arboretum and a lake, and a peaceful atmosphere perfect for relaxation.
To complement your visit, we highly recommend stopping by the Tea Room, where you can enjoy delicious hot and cold snacks and homemade cakes. The perfect way to refuel after a long day of sightseeing.
The tour lasts for 2 hours, and is available until April and early June. During this period, the park is at its most stunning, with the Rhododendron collection in the Temple Gardens bursting into a colourful explosion.
The great news is, there is no entrance ticket needed, and you can see it all for free!
Explore the natural beauty of Langley Park and witness the stunning Rhododendron collection on a private tour with me.
During your visit, you can enjoy a 2-hour visit to Windsor Castle. After your visit to the castle, we'll head to Langley Park for a relaxing afternoon amidst the beautiful Rhododendrons. You'll have 2 hours to explore the park and take a leisurely stroll amidst the vibrant colors of these magnificent flowers. The terrain is easy, and the atmosphere is calm, making it a great place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.
5 hours tour
from Heathrow Airport and Heathrow hotels £215
6 hours tour
from London £255
Windsor Castle is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets online or at the castle's ticket office. Audio guides are available in multiple languages, providing visitors with an immersive and informative experience as they explore the castle's many wonders.
The entrance ticket to Windsor Castle includes a visit to St. George's Chapel.
Ticket Adult £28,00
Student (with valid ID) £18.00
Under 17/Disabled £15.50
Under 5 Free
The costs for tours above do not include any admission costs or refreshments.
-There will be plenty photo opportunities.
- pick up and drop off - extra charges may apply if different
Windsor - Just 30 minutes by car from Heathrow Airport
Payment for tours can be made on the day and is accepted in cash or by card.
Tour prices are PER VEHICLE, not per person.