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Windsor Castle

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Address: 23 Francis Street, Windsor SL4 1NJ, England
Phone Number: 443031237304
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and...

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out. 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. Your ticket to Windsor Castle includes entry to our exhibition Waterloo at Windsor.

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Windsor Half Day Tour Including Entry to Windsor Castle from London
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Windsor Independent Day Trip from London with Private Driver
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Great day out for the family

Love this place, it has to be added to the 'must' list when you visit Windsor. Reasonable prices and educational for the kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this place, it has to be added to the 'must' list when you visit Windsor. Reasonable prices and educational for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was lovely to finally come to Windsor Castle. I am not against or pro monarchy but this place breath history. Great scenery, stories and all included on the price. You can get a stamp on your ticket to revisit as many times you want during a year!

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got there early, exactly on opening time. Queue was tiny so we had tickets and were through security in a short number of minutes. That meant we had a front row view for Changing the Guard at 11:00 and then could take our time wandering through the chapel and state rooms. We all (2 adults and 2 children) had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a tour via Viator, run by Evan Evans tours. No tour guides are allowed in Windsor castle. So you have to use an audio tour. On the Audio tour, there is a "Family" selection that has a young 10 yr old taking to a ghost for each of the stops in the tour. The only stop where we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent, go early and try give the castle church etc at least 4 - 5 hours take drinks with you no café just selling ice cream

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely sunny afternoon walking inside the Castle as well as in the grounds outside. It would save you time if you booked in advance, save your email confirmation and show to the friendly staff that are outside the entrance, they will take you straight in and avoids waiting in long que's. This I feel is very good... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Windsor Castle is very good. The state rooms are excellent, the art collection is very good as are the armories. The special exhibition on Shakespeare was great. Although it is expensive, it is worth it. You can also change, for free, your ticket for a year-long pass. This means that we will be able to go back and see the... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Windsor was probably my favorite castle that we visited on our 3 week U.K. trip (and we saw a LOT of castles/palaces). A few tips: pre-purchase your tickets (you can print them at home or pick them up there) to save time, even if you're going on a weekday. As of July it was 20 pounds per person which is... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Though we were there in the winter and it was freezing outside, our visit there was much fun. We spent most of our time inside the castle and was marvelous and beautiful. I felt it was very interesting and varied between each and every room. Took about 40 minutes each direction from Victoria train station. Highly recommended.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to Windsor previously but not visited the castle. Went on this occasion and wasn't disappointed - was excellent! Not long queuing time to get into the actual estate however long queues for the state apartments when we visited - so would suggest that you go there as soon as you arrive rather than wait like we did. Is... More 

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