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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  • Having lived in the area for many years before relocating overseas we are amazed that we hadn’t visited before. The historic town of Windsor is great on its own but the Castle really is the...  more »
  • £23.50 to get in is a bit expensive . I found the whole experience a little bit boring , the castle itself is lovely but after you’ve seen a couple of painting and things like that it gets a little.....  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing place. Its great to watch the detailing and the history. Its a working home to Her Majesty. If Lucky can see her. Highly recommended. Do visit the dolls House.
  • Such a grandiose it is. If you’re doing castles when in UK, I would recommend this one alongside the one in Edinburgh. It reflects greater history (walk with the guide or do the audio tour and you’ll understand it all); don’t miss guard change when in here; it’s beautiful.
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