[su_pullquote]Visit Windsor Castle and experience the exciting moment of walking into the largest and the oldest occupied Castle in the world.[/su_pullquote]
The Windsor Castle:
Windsor Castle is the built around 1000 years ago, and it’s British Royal family official residence. Every year millions of visitors come to visit this fantastic castle and enjoy the Windsor Castle tours.
Who lives in Windsor castle?
Since Henry I Windsor Castle is the official residence of The Royals and currently is the house of
Queen Elizabeth II. Generally, The Queen stays at Windsor Castle 2 times a year. One month during the Easter time. In June she stays at Windsor Castle for a week when she is attending Royal Ascot. The Windsor Castle is the workplace for the Royal family.
She invites the high-ranking fingers to the castle to have dinner with her over 160 seat table. People like overseas Kings, Queens, presidents or other politicians and officials from all over the world.
Sometimes those invitations are for “dine and sleep”, and the guests will stay over at the castle for sleep and leave the next day.
What to see at Windsor Castle?
State Apartments: the state Apartments contains the Royal collection of beautiful works arts and paintings. In 1992 due to the disaster that happened in Windsor Castle over 100 rooms were damaged or some even destroyed.
Windsor castle Dolls House:
From 1921 to 1924 Sir Edwin Lutyens one of the well-known British architects builds the famous and the most beautiful doll’s house for Queen Mary. The house contains thousands of fascinating objects which are made by famous and well-known designers and artists.
St George’s Chapel: The chapel is one of the best examples of beautiful architecture in the United Kingdom. The Chapel is closed on Sundays but has services three times a day and is welcoming everyone to join. The Chapel closed at 16:15 to get ready for the evening’s services which start at 17:15.
Changing of the Guard Windsor Castle:
No doubt that this one is one of the most popular ceremonies for everyone. The tradition of changing of the guard it’s been going on since 1660!.
Changing Guard at Windsor Castle which also known as “Guard Mounting” has the same schedule as the Buckingham Palace Changing Guard. Usually starts at 11 am and takes about 45 minutes. Please note that on Sundays or bad weather Changing Guard ceremony doesn’t take place. The cancellation of changing guards can happen even with short notice. It’s a grand ceremony to be witnessed.
Shops around the Windsor Castle:
You will find very special gifts for your friends and family. From China, Jewelleries, books and children’s toys.
Winsor Castle Opening Hours:
From March to October, the Castle is open every day from 10 am to 05.15 pm, but the last admission is at 4 pm.
From November to end of February is open every day from 10 am to 04:15 pm and the last admission is at 3:00 pm.
The Castle is closed on 11th and 12th of October, 25th and 26th of December.
Exclusive evening tours at Windsor Castle:
There are several reasons to visit the amazing Windsor castle. in summers and from the beginning of August to the end of August you can be part of exclusive evening tours and experience the Windsor Castle in a very special way and behind-the-ropes. You will have a glass of champagne in your hand and discover the beauty and outstanding works of art in the Castle. Sound exciting isn’t it?
The 2014 Windsor Castle survey shows that 4.75 out of 5 tourists would recommend the Windsor Castle visit.
Many visitors stay overnight at Windsor and if you would like to have that experience and explore Windsor as much as possible, you might need to book your accommodation in advance. You have different choices for your accommodation if you have decided to stay over at Windsor. To find out about hotels near Windsor, you can click on below link or if you are still unsure, simply contact us. We do our best to book your accommodation to match your requirements and budget.
How to get to Windsor Castle from London?
Windsor Castle: Travelling from London Paddington via Slough
here you have two choices with train lines in order to travel to Windsor. The train line from Paddington train Station ends at Windsor Central. However, from Waterloo station, the train terminates at Windsor Riverside Station.
Journey time: 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes
If you like travelling to Windsor from London by bus, there are some direct buses to Windsor you can take.