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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. 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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  • Great to visit Windsor Castle. Be sure to pre book your tickets online and save time. If you are going when the Changing of the Guard is carried out book later than a 10-30 entrance time. It’s a bit....  more »
  • Great to see the sites of the castle, really good value for money and i would highly recommend going to see this national treasure  more »
  • Not to be missed. Try and choose a day when and time when you can witness the 'changing of the Guard' accompanied by the Guards Band march through the High Street.  more »
  • Nice grounds. Great history. Not too busy on a Saturday in January. Plenty of amenities, a few shops. Nowhere to get food. To visit the rooms you need to leave buggies downstairs. Everywhere else is accessible. I see they're building more accessible facilities now
  • Hive of activity. Changing of the guards is always good. Good range of shops. The Great Walk and boat trips on The Thames are also very worthwhile doing. Highly recommended. Also a good meeting place.
  • It's a phenomenal place. Not only it brings centuries of life to be seen in present but also we share the very space where the royal family spends their weekends and short holidays. It's awesome!
  • It costs a pretty penny to gain entry. When I visited I was only able to walk around the grounds. I was unable to take a peek into the chapel or any other interior buildings (which used to be open to the public). The castle itself is fairly impressive and if you want to part with more coin there are numerous gift shops selling variations of the same stuff.
  • Amazing place to learn about Windsor and Windsor Castle. If you can squeeze this in your itinerary it's highly recommended and you should probably go with a tour guide with a lot of history knowledge. I got a lot of Game of Thrones references here listening to the whole history of England and how it came to be today

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