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Windsor Castle, Windsor
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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Old Queenie was in last Friday so we gave her a hearty wave. I do love the Royal family, I'm not a Royalist by any stretch of the imagination but its nice to do something traditionally British eh? Ver... read more »
Si te gusta la idea de visitar un castillo medieval no te lo podés perder. La visita se puede hacer en unas 4 horas. Es muy lindo todo el paisaje que lo rodea, la ciudad en si.If you like the idea of a medieval castle not you miss it. The visit can be done in about 4 hours. The landscape that surrounds it, the city itself is very cute.show original
Such a lovely castle with such a rich history. If you are Windsor, be sure to tour the castle. It should take you about an hour and maybe another 45 minutes for St. George's Cathedral, but you could c... read more »
This is an amazing experience. My wife and I toured the castle during a bus tour and wished we were able to spend an entire day here to explore. The Castle is beautiful and you can feel the history. The town is very nice with plenty of shopping and good eats. Take at least a half day to explore.
Amazing place full of history, stories and treasures. Almost too much to take in. Arrived at 10.15 ish on a Saturday in early July and had to queue for quite some time to get in. In hindsight, it seems that booking online is the way to go as those who had done so skipped most of the queuing. Once you have tickets, you then have to queue for security so I would advise arriving early if you want to see changing the guard at 11am. We missed the start but saw enough of it to feel we had ticked the box. With 2 small kids in tow, an audio tour wasn't really an option but there was still plenty to see and do. If you aren't feeling too skint after the entry fee and can spare the £3.50 for a tub of Windsor Castle ice cream, it is actually really delicious!
Have been here with my family a couple of times and they have enjoyed the visit thoroughly. It is very well maintained and there is lots to see and explore. Dont miss the Dollhouse. If you buy the tickets online you miss out on an yearly pass which I feel is quite good.
Queen's favourite abode. Next to the Thames, a must visit place for most tourists. Attractions there includes the Doll's house, State apartments and the Chapel. Always better to book your tickets in advance, helps beat the queues. Credit cards accepted.
This is definitely a "must do" if in the area. Not only is visiting the castle a wonderful experience, but the entire area is fantastic. I would suggest putting aside an entire day for your visit though. You can do the tour in hardly any time at all but there's so much more to do and see there.
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