Two Royal Strongholds: Windsor & Oxford
Windsor Castle has been the fortified home of English monarchs for 1,000 years, towering over the River Thames. Further upstream is Oxford, the scholarly University City that became the Royalist capital to King Charles I during the Civil Wars of the 1640s.
Windsor Castle: Changing of the Guard (mornings) – St George’s Chapel – Tomb of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour – State Apartments – Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
Oxford: Bodleian Library – Radcliffe Camera – Colleges – Martyrs’ Memorial – Christ Church College with Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland connections – Ashmolean Museum.
Your private tours of Windsor and Oxford Driver-Guide will start with the royal stronghold of Winsor Castle, the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, high above the River Thames. Our private tours of Windsor and Oxford will show you the best place to stand for the Changing of the Guard, tell you stories of the knights and monarchs buried in St George’s Chapel and explain how the Queen uses the castle today.
Enjoy the colossal State Apartments and the diminutive Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House before driving across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford. This is where doing guided tours of Windsor and Oxford by car comes into its own: you will see typical country towns and villages such as Henley-on Thames, famous for its summer rowing regatta and delightful bridge.
In Oxford, see the Bodleian Library and Convocation House used by King Charles’s parliament during the Civil War years before following your guided tours of Windsor and Oxford Driver-Guide through tiny alleys and around blind corners on the trail of ancient colleges. Enjoy the pick of the famous Ashmolean Museum, discover pubs where great ideas were exchanged and see the Great Hall that inspired Hogwarts’ dining room in Harry Potter.