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1. Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, inhabited continuously over a period of nearly 1,000 years, and altered and refurbished by successive monarchs. Some were great builders, strengthening the Castle against uprising and rebellion; others, living in more peaceful times, created a palatial Royal residence.

Today The Queen uses the Castle both as a private home, where she usually spends the weekend, and as a Royal residence at which she undertakes certain formal duties.

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.

Windsor Castle Address:
Windsor Castle
Berkshire
SL4 1NJ
England, UK

Windsor Castle Opening Times:
Open daily
March to October, 9.45 am to 5.15 pm (last admission 4.00pm)

November to February, 9.45 am to 4.15 pm (last admission 3.00pm)

The Castle is closed on certain days throughout the year, see website for further details   

The Semi-State Rooms
The Semi-State Rooms are open until 16th March 2008. Please note that when the State Apartments are closed the Semi-State Rooms will not be open

St George's Chapel
St. George's Chapel is open daily but closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services. For more information please telephone +44 (0)1753 865538
St George's Chapel is closed on certain days throughout the year, see their website for further details   
As a working Royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining and opening arrangements may change at short notice. Please check opening arrangements before planning a visit (24-hour information line +44 (0)1753 831118).

Windsor Castle Admission:
Windsor Castle
Adult £16.00
Over 60 years / Student (with valid ID) £14.50
Under 17 years £9.50
Under 5 years Free
Family (2 adults and 3 children under 17 years) £42.00

Windsor Castle (Admission prices when the State Apartments are closed)
Adult £8.50
Over 60 years / Student (with valid ID) £7.50
Under 17 years £5.50
Under 5 years Free
Family (2 adults and 3 children under 17 years) £22.50

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