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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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  • Fabulous place full of history for the whole family. Lots to see & loads of space for the kids to have a bit of a run around (clearly not inside) Staff are all extremely friendly & full of knowledge. 
    Fabulous place full of history for the whole family. Lots to see & loads of space for the kids to have a bit of a run around (clearly not inside) Staff are all extremely friendly & full of knowledge.  more »
  • We visited Winsor Castle something we have been wanting to do for years. When we got to the castle we asked a police women where we had to go to get tickets to be told that the castle only opens on a....  more
    We visited Winsor Castle something we have been wanting to do for years. When we got to the castle we asked a police women where we had to go to get tickets to be told that the castle only opens on a....  more »
  • Viewing the Queen's Coronation Exhibition.. Extremely well presented and documented. The Coronation Dress and Gown were amazing. One slight hiccup when filming the Guards leaving the parade. I wish... 
    Viewing the Queen's Coronation Exhibition.. Extremely well presented and documented. The Coronation Dress and Gown were amazing. One slight hiccup when filming the Guards leaving the parade. I wish...  more »
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  • Have always wanted to visit Windsor Castle so it's nice to have ticked it off the list. Very efficient entry system. All staff were very friendly. You can get convert your ticket to a year long entry by visiting an office just after security. The audio guide process was efficient. We visited the state apartments first. There was lots to see and the guide was very informative without being too lengthy. There is a tribute exhibition dedicated to HRH Prince Phillip which was really interesting. We headed down to St George's Chapel next. Nice to see this in person. After our visit we took a walk down the long walk in Windsor great park which was pleasant. Just be aware that no photography is allowed inside the state apartments or St. George's Chapel. Would have loved to have taken pictures but I guess it makes it your visit all the more special to see it through your eyes rather than through a lens.
  • Amazing experience. Absolutely fantastic buildings and historical artifacts. One for all the family. Do wear sensible shoes, there is a lot of walking! Staff were great, smartly turned out, helpful and plenty in number. Great to see Britain can do tourism well in some places. Can't wait to go again.
  • Absolutely beautiful. There were 3 adults and 11 kids, we went as a group. All the kids really enjoyed it. There is a park close by too, so kids can unwind. We had a picnic on the grass. The castle and surrounding is very well maintained.
  • Me and the wife really enjoyed our visit to Windsor Castle. Plenty to explore that will keep you busy for a few hours. You have the option to queue to see the State Rooms and Dolls House or just the State Rooms. We decided to join the HUGE queue to see both which took 45 minutes! To just see the State Rooms would have taken 10 minutes or less as the queue was short. Having seen the Dolls House I can honestly say it was NOT worth the long wait. To me the Dolls House just looked like any other dolls house you would see, just of bigger size. In fact I've seen more detail in a modern dolls house! However, this dolls house was very old I suppose! The state rooms were very impressive though and very detailed. The paintings were full of colour making them look like they were painted yesterday! Photography is banned from all internal rooms which was a shame but understandable. There are a few gift shops within the castle for those wanting guide books, fridge magnets, etc. However, a fridge magnet would cost you about £5 or you could buy the same or similar outside the castle for £1.50! A totally recommend visit.
  • Castle was closed with usual police guards. Due to open the next day. Best to check if visiting. Lovely trip for a few days and lots to do. A few rough sleepers around again but no trouble making. Sir Christopher Wren Hotel near the river was a delight.

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