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Windsor Castle

Windsor, England
+44 20 7766 7304
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Ranked #2 of 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Quite pricey for a 2 hour visit, if that! However the castle is vast and so interesting. Lovely state rooms and the free audio tour really helps. Worth a visit.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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49 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The queens residence at Windsor was a great little visit. We also added on the kitchen tour (seasonal) as part of our visit which was fantastic. Our guide was fabulous. The audio guide is free with ticket purchase and is pretty thorough. We had a friend that did the (free) guided tour instead of the audio guide and he said... More

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Good history and good audio which made the day for my children. The idea that you could come back within the year with the ticket I thought was a lovely touch for the locals etc.

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Should have bought tickets online. Rookie error meant we queued for about 75 mins. Slick ticket sales and security check. Highly recommend the Audio Tour which is very easy to use and very informative. All staff were very knowledgeable even when I asked strange questions. We also took the Tower Tour which is only available in August & Sept which... More

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Dorset,UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went with friends ti see Windsor Castle in all it's glory! Well worth the visit & not ridiculously expensive either ~ makes a nice change. Recommend the FREE Audio headset ~ good to hear the history etc @ your pace instead of @ the guides :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We heeded the warnings about queues and arrived about 1.30.on a friday- Hardly any problem getting in. The state rooms and georges chapel are full to the brim with british history, allow a good 3 hours to ponder the rooms, collections and the resting places of some of the kings and queens.?.particularly henry viii

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came here on 25 July, we had a family ticket that cost £48. We were given headsets for the audio tour. The kitchen tour unfortunately wasn't open that day, however this isn't included in your ticket and you would have to pay extra. We had to queue about 20 minutes to get into the castle to start the tour... More

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Suffolk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the castle on 24th July. Entry was smooth as we had already purchased our tickets online before we arrived. We went through the security checks very quickly, no queuing at all. The castle, as expected was very impressive visually. My husband and I chose not to listen to the audio tour, which may have been a mistake as we... More

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Switzerland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Windsor Castle and were quite impressed! It's all nicely kept in order even though there were a lot of tourists visiting. We loved the self-guided video tour and the change of guards. Even though these visits cost a lot of money, it's worth it.

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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our fourth visit in four years and each time revealed new treasures, You simply cannot see all there is in one go. A real feast for the eye of art and furniture by the finest names in their field. All this in one of Britain's most historic buildings. Gwen is disabled and was treated with great consideration by the lovely... More

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