How exciting is to walk into the largest and the oldest occupied Castle in the world?
There are several reasons to visit the amazing Windsor castle. The Castle is the British Royal family official residence and was built around 1000 years ago. Every year millions of visitors come to visit this fantastic castle and enjoy the Windsor Castle tours.
The Queen stays at Windsor to spend her privet weekend. She also invites the politicians, high ranking fingers like overseas kings, Queens, presidents or other officials in the Castle to have dinner on 160 seat table with her. Sometimes those invitations are for “dine and sleep” and the guests will stay over at the castle for sleep and leave next day. In June she stays at Windsor Castle for a week when she is attending for Royal Ascot. Basically, the Windsor Castle is the workplace for the Royal family.
Exclusive evening tours at Windsor Castle:
Sound exciting isn’t it? Yes in summer and from the August 1st to August 29th you can be part of exclusive evening tours and experience the Windsor Castle in a very special way. You will have a glass of champagne in your hand and discovering the beauty and outstanding works of art in the Castle. The 2014 Windsor Castle survey shows that 4.75 out of 5 tourists would recommend the Windsor Castle visit.
What to expect in Windsor Castle tour?
State Apartments: the state Apartments contains the Royal collection of fine works arts and paintings. In 1992 due to the disaster that happened in Windsor Castle over 100 rooms was damaged or some even destroyed.
The Queen Mary’s Dollhouse:
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 beautiful 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 architectural 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 Guards at Windsor Castle:
No doubt that this one is one of the most favourite ceremonies for everyone and it’s been going on since 1660! God….can you imagine? They should be so tired! Changing Guard at Windsor Castle which also known as “Guard Mounting” has the same schedule as the Buckingham Palace Changing Guard. Usually starts at 11am and takes about 45 minutes. Please note that on Sundays or bad weather Changing Guard ceremony doesn’t take place and that can happen with a short notice. It’s a great ceremony to be witnessed.
Shops around the Castle:
you will find very special gifts for your friends and family. From china, Jewelleries, books and children’s toys.
Opening Hours: From March to October the Castle is open every day from 09:45 am to 05.15 pm, but the last admission is at 4 pm.
From November to end of February is open every day from 09:45am to 04:15 pm and the last admission is at 3:00 pm.
The Castle is closed on 14th and 15th of July, 25th and 26th of December 2015.
Many of 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.
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