Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world.
A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today. Visitors can walk around the State Apartments, extensive suites of rooms at the heart of the working palace. For part of the year visitors can also see the Semi State rooms, which are some of the most splendid interiors in the castle. They are furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, fine tapestries and porcelain, sculpture and armour.
Within the Castle complex there are many additional attractions, including the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary’s dolls’ house, and the fourteenth-century St. George’s Chapel, the burial place of ten sovereigns and setting for many Royal weddings.
Henry VIII: A 500th Anniversary Exhibition
To mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, between 8 April 2009 and 18 April 2010, some of the most important and beautiful treasures to survive from the king’s reign will be brought together from the Royal Collection and the St George’s Chapel archives.
The Robot suggests:
- Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, the most famous dolls’ house in the world
- St George’s Chapel
March to October – 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)
November to February – 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)
To Windsor from London Waterloo or London Paddington
Green Line operates daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London
Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1NJ (Map)
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