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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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • 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 »
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  • Fantastic country residence of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and also Elizabeth I. The State Apartment is glorious and grand. St George's Chapel will witness the wedding of Harry and Megan. It's such a huge castle and palace and a private home, you need a good 3 hours to do it justice.
  • As a working castle it is awe inspiring. Well laid out for tourists. Well maintained. Seeing the guards felt a bit like pageantry, and so it is. The state rooms were a sight to behold, very ornate, well kept. Hearing the history was interesting. But the shops selling memorabilia were too "touristy"!! Specially for a working castle. The village outside was nice with a few good pubs.
  • Visiting the Windsor Castle was the highlight of our trip to England. The history of the castle was incredible. The state rooms were absolutely breathtaking. Everything has been preserved with great care. The town is very nice to walk around as well. Overall a great experience to visit the castle.
  • I was very excited to visit this beautiful Castle, especially before the royal wedding. When I get back to the States, I can't wait to tell everyone that I visited the castle that Harry and Meghan will be married in next month and that I actually walked down the same aisle and stood where they will be saying there vows. I even got to visit the great hall and banquet area, where they will be holding their reception after the wedding. This Castle is one of the oldest castles in the world, filled with beautiful paintings, furnishings and amazing architecture throughout. It was truly a sight to behold.
  • Once in a Lifetime Experience. Buy the tickets online so you don't have to stand in long long line. I think this castle is the official Royal residences of Queen Elizabeth. Changing the guard at Windsor Castle is spectacular. St. George chapel is awesome. Absolutely gorgeous and well worth it. Highly recommend it. Have a great time.
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