WINDSOR CASTLE TAXI TOUR
Windsor Castle Tours | Black Cab Tours
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence
A visit to the fabulous Windsor Castle is a right royal treat! It’s widely known that the Queen considers this lavish home her favourite weekend residence, so follow in her footsteps during one of our splendid Windsor Castle tours.
£230.00 inc 3 hours waiting
About windsor castle
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the county of Berkshire. Windsor castle is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and also for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle's lavish, early 19th-century State Apartments are architecturally significant, described by art historian Hugh Roberts as "a superb and unrivalled sequence of rooms widely regarded as the finest and most complete expression of later Georgian taste". The castle includes the 15th-century St George's Chapel, considered by historian John Martin Robinson to be "one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic" design. More than 500 people live and work in Windsor Castle.
Originally designed to protect Norman dominance around the outskirts of London, and to oversee a strategically important part of the River Thames, Windsor Castle was built as a motte and bailey, with three wards surrounding a central mound. Gradually replaced with stone fortifications, the castle withstood a prolonged siege during the First Barons' War at the start of the 13th century. Henry III built a luxurious royal palace within the castle during the middle of the century, and Edward III went further, rebuilding the palace to produce an even grander set of buildings in what would become "the most expensive secular building project of the entire Middle Ages in England". Edward's core design lasted through the Tudor period, during which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I made increasing use of the castle as a royal court and centre for diplomatic entertainment.
£230.00 inc 3 hours waiting
Tour includes return trips to and from London plus 3 hours waiting time at this extremely popular attraction.
Our fully air-conditioned Traditional London Taxis can seat up to 5 persons (TXE Taxi - 6 persons). If you wish to spend more time at the venue, further hours will be charged at £25.00 per hour
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Please note: All bookings must be made 24 hours in advance!