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Windsor Castle

Windsor, England
+44 20 7766 7304
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Windsor
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Type: Castles
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out. Founded by William the... more » Owner description: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Throughout its history, the Castle has been redecorated, enlarged and rebuilt. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. « less
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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I am not a royalty buff but very much enjoyed my ½ day here. The castle and grounds are stunning, as were the chapel and State rooms. Very well run with lots of helpful people. Plan on 3 – 4 hours, plus some extra time for strolling through the town. Easy access to Windsor by train, from Paddington station. Get... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I think this place is the most memorable for me during my 7 days of fun in London. Amazing royal state rooms with impressive collection of art. Absolutely educational especially with their fabulous audio guide. It's definitely a must do! Outside the castle the town is so lovely. Lots of places to eat and shop as well. The train ride... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We did the castle with the kitchen tour and enjoyed every moment of our time there along with the 11 am changing of the guard. For that part, get down to the barricade early and go to the extreme right side for the best views. The remarkable thing about this castle is that it is a working residence of the... More

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Lee on the Solent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Fabulous place to visit, worth every penny. You need 3-4 hours, best on a nice day as the grounds are beautiful, and make sure the state rooms are open as that's what it's really all about. Almost too much to take in on one visit so the 1 year free unlimited returns will be very useful, make sure you get... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Windsor Castle is the oldest working castle in the world. It has a style and grace. We walked through the State Rooms that had been beautifully restored after the 1992 fire. We then headed up to the tower and got to go through the tower and up to the top. Fabulous views and well worth the climb. TIP: We missed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We used a London Pass and avoided the lines. The kids enjoyed ir and the rooms are very nice. The extra 2 pounds for the moat garden is worth it for the walk and more views of the the castle.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The place was beautiful though the queue was quite long (sunday @ noon). The outdoor gadens are worth at least half the visit so check the weather beforehand!

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Louth, Lincs, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Arrived at 13:30 in 2nd week in September. No queues. Immaculate grounds. We had a beautiful sunny day so we paid the extra to go up the tower and the views were magnificent. Full access as the Queen wasn't there. Worth every penny of the entry price especially as it gives you a 1 year pass to revisit which we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Decidedly we did not have enough time here as our your only permitted an hour and a half. There was so much to see and experience that my husband and I felt a bit short changed with the time frame. The castle is absolutely beautiful and the audio guide a must! I usually hate those thins but in this case... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Inside and out side it has superb view. It is Useful taking the free audio tour as it gives information on your way. If you visit London, this is a must see.

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