Windsor in located the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family.
Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror.
The castle is mainly of a Georgian and Victorian design based on a medieval structure, with Gothic features reinvented in a modern style.
Windsor is situated 21 miles west of Charing Cross (central London), close to the River Thames. Away from the Castle, Windsor is a pretty town with plenty of old buildings and interesting things to see, including an old steam train.
Amongst some of the most interesting old buildings is the old town hall, which has now been converted into a Victorian themed museum:
And around the train station, which leads into a shopping arcade.
Windsor is particularly well served when it comes to shops. As a tourist town there is a wide selection of gift shops around the castle, together with stylish shops and restaurants in Windsor Royal Station.
Close by are some unusual railings at the top of Peascod Street:
The town was also getting busy for Christmas: