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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  • EASY trip out from London on train (did cheap off-Peak fare) and enjoyed the history and inside look of this working residence. State apartments are amazing, the Duke/Duchess of Sussex display of the ...  more »
  • We arrived town of Windsor around 11 am Nov. 12 Monday. Paid 9 pounds for 3 hours parking. My husband went ahead to purchase the tickets at the entrance of Windsor Castle. It took about 10 minutes as ...  more »
  • Beautiful castle with amazing location in Windsor. I always try to do something new when I go to London & this time it was Windsor & the castle. Felt like Windsor would be a great place to spend a hol...  more »
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  • The Perfect place to spend your day off alone or together with your family. Windsor Castle is full of astonishing rooms and historical objects so allow yourself at least 3 hours to explore the castle. Highly recommend you to walk around Windsor town or plan a picnic in Windsor Great park.
  • Sweet memories everyone wants to keep including myself. A certain time slot I never want to come out. Again, very good opportunity to get a mass on how history went through, the garden, the floor, the walls and the stories! How does others lives reflect yours? I loved the trip so much!! I left my heart in there, every place I have visited!
  • Visited on a Thursday after buying tickets on line expecting the place to be heaving. Quite the opposite. we arrived just before changing of the guard and were able to move round freely to get the best vantage points and photo's. Then moved on to St George's Chapel - outstanding but no photo's. Following this we moved on to the doll's house do this first as you can then move straight into the State Apartments. Other way round and you have to queue twice. We then wandered around the grounds. Be aware that individual guard posts are always being changed and the marching squad moves out the way for no one as one Japanese tourist found to his cost. Sauntering along he was suddenly balled at by the Sgt of the squad coming up behind him. Wonder he did not have a heart attack. Great fun for everyone else though. cannot comment on the round tower roof as it was not open. An absolute marvellous day with good weather
  • There was no queue, I got right in. It was September, on a Wednesday, and lightly raining. So plan your trip carefully! There are restrictions on photography. I took 75 pics in the rest of the castle, especially the outside. It's very picturesque. The Conquer the Tower tour includes 200 steps. They stop to talk during the first 100. They're easy. The next 100 steps up the metal circular stairway will challenge your thighs. I love castles and this one is fantastic!
  • Amazing place and experience, Walking around and not believing your eyes- you see things that you thought you can’t even imagine. Definitely a must-see. And also you can get a 1 year free pass as you get your ticket stamped. Nice gift shop as well and nice staff. Thanks!
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