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Windsor Castle, Windsor

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The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle has been a home to British monarchs since Henry I began using it in the 11th century. The focal point of your visit should be the staterooms. They date to the late 17th century, when Charles II set out to make the castle as lavish as Versailles. George IV further enhanced these rooms during his reign in the 1820s, and today you'll see how they reflect his extravagant taste. Make sure you see Queen Mary's dollhouse, which was built to a 1:12 scale and is the largest and perhaps most richly appointed dollhouse in the world. St. George's Chapel's fine gothic architecture and grand stone-fan vaulting make it a highlight of the tour. Before you start your visit, pick up a free audio guide in the courtyard. Plan your visit to Windsor Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Windsor trip itinerary builder.
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  • There isn't much actual public access to The interior spaces at Windsor Castle, and the day we went the stat apartments were under eno so even fewer sights to see. But the miniatures are lovely, and t...  more »
  • Windsor castle is a great indoor attraction during raining days or when the weather is too cold to stay inside. Windsor in itself is a nice get away from busy london. I really enjoyed touring around t...  more »
  • Windsor, is a quaint little town, southeast of London, and a must go destination for a day trip. Hop on a train at Waterloo Station and relax for the next 50 minutes. When you arrive the towns adorabl...  more »
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  • This castle visit is worth the cost of admission. Go during the off season and arrive as early in the day as possible. Really good multi media guide. There's so much to see that my energy level for one day couldn't do it justice. We toured St. George's chapel first and don't regret that decision. But that left less energy for the castle itself, which is fully furnished and so steeped in history that you want your visit to do it justice. Consider two days for this. Also, Windsor is a cute, interesting little town for some retail browsing.
  • I highly encourage anyone visiting London for the first time, to come to Windsor Castle. One of the last remaining, functioning castles in the world, Windsor is home to Queen Elizabeth and her family. Immediately after stepping from the train in Windsor, you are met with many signs pointing the way to the castle. Once you have passed through the gates, it's a royal treat for all to enjoy. You have the permission to enter the Queen's Apartments, where you can see the Doll House, the Shakespeare Collection (temporary), plus many paintings, armors, weapons, pretty much anything and everything restored and preserved over the centuries. History is Windsor's business, and it is chock full of it. A pleasant and slow paced tour throughout the grounds makes for wonder photography and if you catch the right moment, the changing of the guard ceremony is something to stick around for.
  • Wow! What an amazing place. The entire area around is an awesome place to visit. Wonderful castle with big walls built around a big area. Make sure you ask them for the walkway next to it which is very famous. Apparently many movies choose that spot. There's plenty to see there with lots of local shops around and nice people to help. Make sure you check thier closing time as you wouldn't be allowed to see the castle then.
  • An amazing castle to say the least. Plenty of things inside to view so it is more than just viewing the outside. The garden is a worth while excursion as is the "climb the tower" challenge which if you complete it, you have some great views of the surrounding area. Plenty of gift shops with light snacks and drinks. Pubs in town just outside of the castle. Give yourself a full day to take in all of Windsor Castle.
  • Living near the castle, it's so nice to have such a beautiful historic feature! So interesting and amazing to live near something like this! Would defiantly go her for a day out with the family!