Britain is world famous for its castles and legend of kings, queens and knights. The history and legends surrounding the great castles of Britain is envied throughout the world and tourists flock from all corners of the globe to visit these mystical and awe-inspiring royal residences.
Windsor Castle has been home to British kings and queens for over 1000 years and is still the home to Queen Elisabeth to this day. Windsor Castle tours attract thousands of visitors every year with the chance to get a glimpse into the life of British royalty both past and present. Look around the Staterooms and envisage what it would be like to be entertained by royalty or watch the famous traditional Changing of the Guards. Windsor Castle is also home to many pieces from the Royal Collection of artwork including pieces from artists such as Rembrandt and Canaletto.
Leeds Castle has stood since 1119 and became the property of King Edward I in the 13th Century. The castle was used by King Henry VIII as a home for his first wife Catherine of Aragon and has also seen many other members of the Royal Family stay over its lifetime. The castle is now open to visitors and Leeds Castle tours showcase its grand and elegant rooms such as the banquet hall, dining room and library. The grounds of the castle feature a maze, grotto and even a golf course. Leeds Castle is also home to what may be the world’s only museum of dog collars.
Windsor Castle tours and Leeds Castle tours give visitors the chance to experience the grandeur and luxury of life in the British monarchy. See the rooms where kings and queens have held court, eaten and entertained foreign dignitaries with tours of the best of British castles.
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