Windsor Castle & Queen Victoria Monument - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing the Queen Victoria Monument in Windsor with Windsor Castle rising behind. Downhill from here is a pedestrianised road lined with the ubiquitous chain stores of shops. Image taken in early April 2011.
Windsor Castle & Queen Victoria Monument - FURTHER INFORMATION
Windsor Castle & Queen Victoria Monument - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Windsor Castle & Queen Victoria Monument' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
The Queen Victoria Statue in Windsor was designed and executed by Sir Edgar Boehm and installed in celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. The statue, at the junction of Castle Hill and Thames Street, faces south down the pedestrianised Peascod Street, which is lined with the usual high street chain stores. Rising behind it is Windsor Castle, one of the top 20 tourist attractions in the UK.
The Changing of the Guard march passes in front of the Victoria Statue every day, turning left down Thames Street to past the Guildhall & Windsor and Royal Borough Museum and Windsor Parish Church on the way back to the barracks.
Windsor Castle - Visiting & Tourism HighlightsHighlights of a visit to Windsor Castle include:
- State Apartments - tour of the 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.
- Queen Mary's Dolls House - a fascinating miniature masterpiece.
- The Drawings Gallery - containing rotating exhibitions.
- Conquer the Tower - additional tour covering the Round Tower with breathtaking views across several counties from the top.
- Changing of the Guard - daily (unless it rains) event with parade down Castle Hill and through Windsor to the barracks.
Entrance to Windsor Castle is ticketed, entrance fees apply. Combined tickets can be purchased to cover both the general Windsor Castle tours and the Conquer the Tower tour.
Phone: +44 020 7766 7304
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Windsor Town Centre, Castle Hill (5, 6, 6A, 71 (to Slough), 77 (to Heathrow Airport), 582, M4)
Flight: Heathrow Airport, 12 miles east of Windsor.
Road: Windsor is close to junction 6 of the M4, about 30 miles west of central London and 8 miles from the M25.
Train: Windsor & Eton Central Rail Station, Windsor & Eton Riverside Rail Station.