Castle of delights
The original castle was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror as part of his takeover of England and has been used by reigning monarchs ever since.
Following a major fire in 1992, significant sums have been invested in restoring Windsor Castle to its former magnificence and today it stands proud and ready for another 1,000 years of activity.
Visitors can access many of the major areas of the castle, including the magnificent State apartments, where you’ll find priceless masterpieces from some of the world’s greatest painters hanging on the walls.
Ten Kings of England are buried in the Gothic St George's Chapel, including Henry VIII and Charles I. However, make sure you don’t visit on a Sunday when it’s closed to general visitors.
For those who enjoy pomp and ceremony you’ll be able to witness some Great British changing of the guard.
Plus there are some more unusual treasures to see, including Queen Mary's Dolls’ House – the largest of its kind in the world and certainly the most beautiful.