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What to see by foot: Windsor

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Windsor is best known for its castle, Windsor Castle, home of the British monarchy with 1000 rooms, and the largest inhabited castle in the world. When Queen Elizabeth II is in residence, the royal standard flies. Open to the public, the royal apartments display many works of art, including Dürer, Rembrandt and Van Dyck, armour, three Verrio ceilings, and several 17th century Gibbons carvings.

Close by is the 15th century St. George's Chapel, which shares the distinction with Westminster Abbey of being a resting place of English monarchs. Here are the tombs of George V and Queen Mary, George VI and Edward IV, Charles I, Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour.

Nearby, Curfew Tower looms menacingly over Thames Street. This tower housed the dungeons and had a gibbet at the top where corpses of criminals were hung as a warning to the people.

The historic core of Windsor has grown up over the centuries in the shadows of Windsor Castle and each successive monarch has left their mark upon the town. The cobbled streets, known as Guildhall Island, have many interesting buildings dating from as early as the 17th century. The Old King's Head, in Church Street, bears a plaque on its wall recording the warrant for the execution of Charles I in 1648 and it is said to be where William Shakespeare wrote "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Just a few doors along is Burfurd House, reputed to be where Charles II housed his favourite mistress, Nell Gwynne.

Queen Charlotte Street is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest street in Britain at just 51 feet 10 inches. To the right of Queen Charlotte Street is Market Cross House, now housing the "Crooked House Tea Rooms." This was originally a private house thought to have been built in 1687. Next to Market Cross House is the Windsor Guildhall. The building was completed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1690. On close inspection you will notice that the central columns do not touch the ceiling and tradition has it that the councillors of the time, against Wren's wishes, insisted on the columns in the interest of safety. Wren, not to be outdone, left the columns an inch short of the ceiling.

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Selection of hotels in this region:

The Grovefield House Hotel

The Christopher Hotel

Royal Adelaide Hotel

Sir Christopher Wren's House Hotel

Oakley Court Hotel and 15 days parking

Macdonald Hotels, The Castle Hotel

Oakley Court Hotel

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