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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on January 10, 2022 Share on

Windsor Castle – A Royal Visit!

Windsor Castle is an English royal residence at Windsor, Berkshire. It is where the Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends and covers around 13 acres (5.3 hectares) of an area which is really a huge space! You can also have a visit to this breathtaking castle and explore it to the fullest. Do not forget to add the most amazing Windsor castle into your United Kingdom itinerary and experience royalty!

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Windsor Castle history

This castle has gone through thousands of years of development and results in such beauty. There were four rulers who left their mark and had a role in the development of the castle – William the Conqueror, Edward III, Charles II, and George IV.

William the Conqueror was the one who founded the castle and established its outline plan. Edward III (r.1327-77) rebuilt the whole castle in a magnificent Gothic style. Charles II (r.1660-85) transformed the Upper Ward of the medieval castle into a baroque palace. And George IV (r. 1820-30) was the one who restored the exterior with romantic ideals of castle architecture. He created richly furnished palace interiors with the ancient fabric of the building!

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Windsor Castle
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Things to see and do at Windsor Castle (within your ticket)

1. Magnificent State Apartments

You can visit the magnificent State Apartments which are furnished with some of the finest works of art. The Royal Collection of art and craft includes paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.

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2. St George’s Chapel

The splendid St George’s Chapel is the location of the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. It is the finest example of Gothic architecture in England and will surely make you say WOW! The chapel is closed to general visitors on Sundays but worshippers are welcome to attend the Sunday services.

St. George's Chapel
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3. Semi-State Rooms

Get entertained by royalty in these Semi-State Rooms! These spectacular private apartments are open to visitors in the winter season. Have fun and make great memories.

[Please note that due to COVID19, Windsor Castle has closed the following rooms – The King’s Dressing Room, The King’s Bedroom, and The King’s Drawing Room, The King’s Closet, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, and The Moat Room. This action is taken to ensure a safe visit.]

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Fun Facts about the Windsor Castle

  1. The castle is very huge – This huge castle has 1,000 rooms and covers around 484,000 square feet.
  2. Queen Elizabeth II has slept in its dungeons – During World War II, the royal family decided to stay at the castle.
  3. Royal Weddings – Windsor Castle has seen a lot of royal weddings. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also tied the knot here.
  4. Burial place – The St. George’s Chapel is also the burial place for ten monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I.
  5. Dollhouse – The castle has the world’s most elaborate dollhouse. It features all the realistic items such as running water, electricity, flush toilets and so on! It also has a library with real books and a wine cellar with real wine bottles.

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Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle is the symbol of royalty and you definitely should add it to your itinerary. Plan a trip to the United Kingdom and explore the unexplored. Pickyourtrail offers amazing United Kingdom packages on great deals! You can also customise your United Kingdom itinerary and have fun on your vacation just as you want!

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