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Windsor Castle
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Private Afternoon Trip to Windsor Castle from Central London
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Windsor
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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. 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.
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Thanks to the bitter cold winds, there was a meager crowd, no rushing at all!!!
If you are traveling from Riverside station, you would be probably on the sides of the castle. The Way/Entrance to Castle is well marked. Windsor is easily accessible on foot, or else you could opt for the city sightseeing Hop on-Hop off bus. If you are looking for a map of the place, right opposite to the Castle Entrance, in Windsor Royal Shopping, is the Information Center, there is a walking tour map that costs 50pence.
You can either choose an Audio tour or Guided tour after you are through with buying tickets to Castle. Now you are all set to be amazed by grandeur and history!!! Walk your way through Queen Mary’s Dolls’ house, The Drawing gallery with special exhibition to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation and finally to The State Apartments. There are Uniform Guards all along, who help with additional information when approached. If you are visiting on Sunday, note that St.George’s Chapel would be closed.
And finally, with a hope of returning, don’t forget to turn your ticket into a 1-year pass before your way out !!!!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great castle with tons of history, magnificent paintings, furniture and the Chapel of St George is wonderful. It is overpriced, a long walk up and round, back down again and then up the back to reach to the State Apartments. The Dolls house is cramped with poor lighting so you struggle to see detail. Many wonderful paintings in the State Apartments but no information - not even printed sheets available - likewise the furniture and fittings. The audio tour gives a general description of the use of each room. Very few places to sit and rest .

For refreshments you get a 'pass-out' arm band and go back to the town, then back again through the main ticket office and security check and the long walk again.

The selection of goods in the small shops is limited. The books are limited in scope and serve children and souvenir collectors rather than people with an intelligent interest in the history and contents of the palace.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

at this jewel of our national heritage. Everything is organised and displayed perfectly.Two hours just wasn't enough..just as well the ticket is valid for a year...nice touch !

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Although it was bitterly cold, this is a fantastic month to visit. No crowds!

Audio guides are available and so is a free 35 minute guide around the grounds. I think our lady was called 'Lynn' and she was superb. Very interesting and informative. We started with the Queen Mary's Doll's House. Totally spellbinding, beautifully displayed (and warm!)

The audio guides are excellent, the routes are well defined and easy to follow. The state rooms are everything you expect and so much more. The Castle is splendid, so much to see and take in. Steeped in history, it is a super way to learn about our heritage. The uniformed guides are everywhere and on hand to discuss or explain anything you may need to ask.

Bearing in mind that even with the Queen in residence, the public are still able to visit.

We concluded with a visit to St Georges Chapel, exquisite and stunning. The architecture is a demonstration of medival gothic. It is open for service every day. You can just imagine how wonderful it must be at Christmas with the choir, marvellous.

We loved our visit here, a complete contrast to the earlier visit to Kensington Palace.

A real must. Enjoy

Thank Bikingdiver
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

You'll fell in love with the surroundings, the castle and the atmosphere. With London Pass we were able to see it for free (including transport from Paddington by train) among other things..

Thank iAntonn
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