In close proximity to London, on the banks of the River Thames, is a town that embodies everything that is truly English and has the royal seal of approval.
The private house of Queen Elizabeth II is located in Windsor, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in the county of Berkshire.
This refuge in the English countryside provides a wide range of luxury real estate, from beautiful Georgian and Victorian homes to contemporary flats along the Thames to quaint historic cottages.
Windsor Castle, the biggest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and famously the location of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018, is the gem in the crown.
William the Conqueror built the castle in the eleventh century. Edward III reconstructed it in the gothic style,
Early this year, the Queen relocated there permanently from Buckingham Palace.
Windsor, however, has more to offer than just royal ties.
The total offerings of the town are what make it so appealing, according to Jo Chadwick, director at estate firm Strutt & Parker. “Royalty placed it on the map,” she added.
“The town checks all the boxes for the discriminating buyer,” she added. “Its location along the River Thames, its lively downtown with independent shops, bars, and restaurants, the wealth of history on its doorstep, and the vast green spaces like Windsor Great Park.”
Numerous streets in Windsor are from the middle to end of the 19th century, giving the city an impression of a bygone era. Peascod Street, the principal thoroughfare, predates the castle and is probably Anglo-Saxon in origin.