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Windsor Castle Tours – explore the history

A must-see location to for any British tour is Windsor Castle. One of the homes of Queen Elisabeth herself, this stately castle is steeped in history and tradition. Windsor Castle tours take your through some of the defining moments in the British monarchy and has some truly astounding sights.

Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and has been the family home to British kings and queens for over 1000 years. If you’re lucky, you may even time you Winsor Castle tour for when the Queen is in residence. There is a flag flying from the castle’s Round Tower and if this flag is the Royal Standard then it means Queen Elisabeth is staying at the castle.

Start your Windsor Castle tour with one of the castle wardens and get the most out of your trip. Windsor Castle is home to one of the world’s finest collections of art known as the Royal Collection. Visit the State Apartments and the Drawing Room to view some of these masterpieces including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. Queen Mary’s doll’s house is the largest, most beautiful and most famous doll’s house in the world and is filled with exquisite miniature pieces of furniture all hand crafted by some of the most renowned craftsmen, designers and artists of the time. St George’s Chapel is a stop on your Windsor Castle tour that cannot be missed. The final resting place of 10 British monarchs, including King Henry VIII and Charles I, the chapel is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. Visitors are invited to attend Sunday services in the chapel although it is closed to tours on a Sunday.

Book your Windsor Castle tour today to get a glimpse into life in the British monarchy from the past and present.

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