Cheap Hotels Windsor
What to see by foot: Windsor
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.
If its cheap hotels in Windsor your after then Cheap Hotel Bookings.com is the place to be.
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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