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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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Windsor. They are so very organized and professional. The people guiding us and those standing security as well as all who take care of the place are amazing. The kitchens (if you can get a pass to go in) are stunning and with all the history still present. My advice would be to go... More

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Drums,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Do not take tour you are rushed thru. We took train from London second day and went thru again at our leisure listening to podcasts. The castle is great and there is a royal guard ceremony with band,great. You can go right up to guard house and have pictures taken with guard in full uniform,just do not expect any emotion... More

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Windsor Castle as part of a tour. It was a wonderful experience! The castle is amazing and I recommend purchasing an audio tour! The town of Windsor itself is lovely too! Make sure you have time to explore it as well! Hearing all about the history of Windsor Castle is truly fascinating! We loved it!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

To start, pre-purchase your tickets. We saved a 200 person queue plus the same squashing through security. Straight through to the begining of the tour in 10 minutes. You are guided by red ropes but not pushed. We stayed in each room as long as we wanted. The free audio guide really helps. Each room has a number to put... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were visiting again on a one-year pass which made it good value, going round takes you to another world and back when you leave again. Some staff were very good, treating visitors almost as if they were visiting VIPs; on the other hand the man checking the tickets at the entrance to the kitchen tour was a combination of... More

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Windsor And Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Do visit Windsor Castle if you want to see the most beautiful castle in the UK. The doll house is great, the decoration is very sophisticate, the castle gardens are not so special but the Long Walk next door will make for it. Be aware the last visit is at 4 pm but I recommend to go earlier because the... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

By and large, touring this summer residence of the Queen is relatively easy, with lots of red ropes and stanchions guiding the herd through the castle rooms. For the most part, the tour is laid out in a 'one-way' format which doesn't allow for doubling back or skipping much ahead. The signage in the individual rooms simply identifies the room's... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest castle. It is absolutely beautiful. This is one of the official castles that is occupied by Queen Elizabeth. The tour of the castle begins with Queen Anne's Doll House. It is furnished with all the trappings of a normal building. Electricity, water and even a bath tub is in the house. Little pewter... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We planned our trip to London in September as we learned the Queen is on holiday at her castle in Scotland during this month and returns the 2nd week in October. To be able to walk in the same "home" that the current English royals live in is nothing short of amazing and left us in awe. The audio tour... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Been to Windsor Castle on a few occasions and always find something new to see! A must do if you are touring. Staff are really helpful and always ready to answer questions. Take advantage of the free audio hire tells you so much as you walk round the Castle, Chapel and grounds. Fantastic Castle, spent 2-3 hours and could have... More

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