Explore the largest inhabited castle in the world and official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. A central part of British Royal heritage dating back over 900 years, you and a guest can discover an amazing showcase of history, art, architecture and priceless royal artefacts. Discover the magnificently furnished rooms of the State Apartments, bursting with incredible work by maestros including Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough. Explore the tombs of St George's Chapel, one of the finest works of Gothic architecture in England, where Henry VIII and Charles I both lay at rest. Another highlight is the world-famous Queen Marys Dolls House. There's plenty more intrigue as you wander, including the story of the infamous fire of 1992 that almost destroyed the Castle. After your self-guided tour, make your way to Windsor's Bateaux pier, where you'll be welcomed aboard the Melody for a picturesque afternoon tea on the Thames. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, scones and mini patisseries alongside an assortment of delicious teas as you pass the Castle, Windsor Racecourse, Eton College and more of the Royal Boroughs. From 26 October to 6 January and 19 January to 17 February 2019, your visit will include A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exhibition.
Need to Know
On arrival at Windsor Castle, simply take your voucher to the door on the left-hand side of the main entrance to avoid queueing with visitors purchasing tickets. Grab a multimedia handset if you wish and go on a self-guided tour of the Castle. Visit the State Apartments and St George's Chapel, and see the world's most famous dolls house. After your self-guided tour, make your way to the Bateaux pier in Windsor by 15.15, you'll be welcomed aboard and shown through to your pre-booked table ahead of setting sail at 15.30. From there, simply sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea.