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. To visit Windsor Castle and get the most from your holiday in Windsor, create itinerary details personal to you using our Windsor trip tool .
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A lovely half day visit for us with our 7yr old, 5yr old and 8m old. Our 7yr old loved having an audio guide and the child friendly voices made it easy for her to understand. Staff were lovely. We wer... more »
O Castelo de Windsor é um passeio imperdível para quem está em Londres, fica próximo e com fácil acesso de trem. O castelo possui salas lindas e é muito interessante a história. A cidade de Windsor ta... more »Windsor Castle is a must-see for anyone who is in London, is nearby and easy to reach by train. The Castle has beautiful rooms and is very interesting story. The city of Windsor is also worth a visit.
We came here on a Tuesday around 10 in the morning. The was a huge queue when we approached the castle entry, but a very nice staff member told us to go past it as it was the group queue. I believe it... more »
What a place! This was my first exposure to royalty after 2 months of moving to UK from US. Better to buy tickets online in advance. It will save you some time in line. Inside the castle we started from doll house to China ware room to rooms and rooms full of fine artworks, gold, silk and intricate woodwork. The audio hide devices are great help and let you know reasonable details of things you are looking at. If you declare your ticket money as a donation, it becomes your year long unlimited pass. Creative, right?
For the price it's a reasonable attraction, but the guides could have been more helpful in providing information, some of then are less knowledgeable than I expected, e.g. when asked about the blanked out shields on the ceiling of one of the statement apartments he was not able to provide me with any names of the former members of the order of the garter or the reason for degrading them. But overall it's a good show, especially the audio guide was very helpful
This is an amazing place to visit! It is a fortress and a palace rolled into one. St. George's Chapel is gorgeous and so many royals are buried in that building, including Henry VIII. While the private rooms the royal family lives in are closed off, you still see numerous historic rooms, such as dinning rooms and the throne room. I had the added bonus of knowing that the Queen was in residence while I was there! Definitely worth a visit.
I enjoyed walking round one of the Queens home. Fascinating place chock full of History. However as much as I enjoyed it, the castle reminded me that this is the History and gilded wealth of the elite rich. I would have liked to have seen some if the History if the people who built the castle, who worked there and in the surrounding area. This 'common' history would have been very interesting alongside the gilded history. Did love the Arms though never seen so many in one place. Make sure you gift aid if a UK tax payer then you can go back for free anytime.
Had a wonderful tour of Windsor Castle through the State Apartments. To see the work done after the fire in 1992 and the return to it's original state was truly amazing. We we very fortunate to have our own personal guide.
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