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Name:Windsor Castle
Hill number:19259
Height:62m / 203ft
Parent (Ma):2909  Butser Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Windsor and Maidenhead (UA)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Tump (0-99m)
(Tu,0)
Grid ref:SU970770 (est)
Drop:38m
Col:24m  SU967765  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 175 176
(1:25k) 160
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Paying to go in and then a further £7 for the Conquer the Tower tour seems the only way to bag this one. Even then you just have to assume that you have covered the high point by going up the tower. The view from the tower is very interesting though.clivevilla28/07/2018
Conquer the Tower tour, the first level is about the top of the motte (which is completely covered by the tower - hilltop not visible); spiral staircase to top of main tower (below flag tower level) for grey today views. Also arranged to be escorted to the Fundamental Benchmark plus a bunch of cut BMs, even a quick look round the state rooms. NB chapel is closed Sundays except for services, which are open to public. A public transport adventure as currently have a hand in plaster. Windsor and Maidenhead recompleted.RHW10/09/2017
Windsor Castle and Conquer the Tower tours on a very wet day. Had been fortunate to view the FBM an hour earlier on a private tour along with the 3 cut benchmarks within the castle - for those that have esoteric bagging habits. It seems the mote upon which the Round Tower was built, is the highest point. If any area was once higher it was probably in a prehistoric, pre-ice age era.jonglew09/08/2017
Interesting but wet ascent of the tower together with Douglas, JohnG and Nigel (and sherpa who took a summit picture of us)GordonAdshead09/08/2017
Wet but successful visit plus FBM too.Dugswell209/08/2017
In the illustrious company of Mr & Mrs Adshead, Jonglew & Dugswell2. My 70th county/UA completion. For the time being anyway. Parked at Dorney Lakes & walked along the river & over Eton bridge. Recommended.ngthack09/08/2017
Tower tour. Built on artificial motte. Natural HP below Kings Tower of state apartments. Sentry box to NE gets my vote.Adrian05/08/2017
INFO ONLY. Just had an email from The Royal Collection Trust, to say they are doing the Conquer the Tower again this year, in August & September. You can book online, or if you just want to conquer the tower, you can get tickets on the day. I've booked the whole works for 11.05 on 9th August, if anyone wants to join me.ngthack05/07/2017
INFO ONLY: I 'found' this TuMP by checking contours of the castle motte on 1:10,000 map - which when added to the surrounding natural drop produces p38m. The summit is on top of the grassy mound (Motte) on top of which is the separate height (not to be counted for TuMP purposes) of the 'world famous' Round Tower. I guess the summit of the 'hill' is either the highest grassy point somewhere around the bottom outside edge of the Round Tower walls, or inside the bottom of the Round Tower. Web research states that after being closed since 1975 public access into and up 200 steps of The Round Tower recommenced in 2011 (and can be added to a visitor pass for a total hefty £28 but is only available in July & August) I have not visited the castle (yet)but any feedback appreciated as to if it is indeed possible / permissible to climb to the top of the motte only and to identify and get to the actual summit either with or without having to buy an additional ticket to Conquer The Tower?Chris Pearson01/01/2017
Took my grandchildren to see the real Father Christmas in Lapland UK this Christmas. On the day before we went to the castle as it was a special childrens activity day. Parking in the town is VERY expensive, bank on at least 10GBP if you want to make a full visit to the castle. 20GBP entrance fee, but,always book in advance as there is a special entrance for pre-booked tickets which avoids the enormous queue which builds up long before the 9.30 opening time. The Conquer the Round Tower tour only operates in summer and pushes the price up to just shy of 27GBP. However I had done it a few years back so this was no loss on this December day and I did not know that it was now a listed hill. We did ascend the steps of the tower as far as the outer walls but could not get beyond. The wall blocks access to the top of the hill. The original date is long forgotten so I have counted this as a tick due to the earlier foray inside. Make a day of it as the castle is certainly worth a visit butmoorsman10/12/2016
Estimated date - visited the Round Tower some years ago, didn't realise it was a baggable hill at the time so a nice little bonus freebie tick now! Agree that the castle is excellent (but expensive, and that parking charges in Windsor verge on criminal. You can at least reduce the latter by parking at Dorney Lakes and enjoying a pleasant stroll along the rive.wheresthepath01/08/2013
visited round tower back in 1970s, on castle visitpwheelerblank
Info only. In the news this week I see that Megan Markle has found a unique way of gaining access to Windsor Castle next May without paying. However so far her itinerary would only seem to be taking in the chapelChris Pearsonblank
did this showing american cousins around when they visited summer 2017mazzblank
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