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    Windsor Castle: The State Apartments (3)

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    Final of my tips with more hidden pictures

    The State Apartments and the Semi State Rooms are located in the Upper ward area of the Windsor Castle. It is the highlight of the windsor castle tour of which the apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto to name a few and various precious gold and gold plated things and ornaments and even household items as well. Picture taking is not allowed here but there are blind spots which have no guards where you can take stolen shots from your smartphone in silent mode (not your digital camera or SLR, ok as they are bulky).

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Windsor Castle: The State Apartments (2)

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    Part two of my tips with more hidden pictures

    The State Apartments and the Semi State Rooms are located in the Upper ward area of the Windsor Castle. It is the highlight of the windsor castle tour of which the apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto to name a few and various precious gold and gold plated things and ornaments and even household items as well. Picture taking is not allowed here but there are blind spots which have no guards where you can take stolen shots from your smartphone in silent mode (not your digital camera or SLR, ok as they are bulky).

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Windsor Castle: The State Apartments (1)

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    .The State Apartments and the Semi State Rooms are located in the Upper ward area of the Windsor Castle. It is the highlight of the windsor castle tour of which the apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto to name a few and various precious gold and gold plated things and ornaments and even household items as well. Picture taking is not allowed here but there are blind spots which have no guards where you can take stolen shots from your smartphone in silent mode (not your digital camera or SLR, ok as they are bulky).

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Windsor Castle: King Henry VIII Gate

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    the first Gate you would see while walking outside windsor Castle is the King Henry VIII Gate, which is actually the exit area of the castle for tourists as there is a separate entrance area way north of the Gate. The Gate houses the coat of Arms of Catherine of Aragon, which was Henry's First Queen before he remarried and beheaded his other wives.

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Windsor Castle: Queen Mary Doll House

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    The Queen Mary Doll House is located in the State Apartments Area but it has a separate entrance to it, afterwards, you can then continue on a tour of the State Apartments. The Queen Mary Doll House is house is filled with thousands of doll objects made by leading artists, designers and craftsmen, famous during the period nearly all on the tiny scale of 1:12. There are many kinds of dolls of which I don't know the names as I'm not a doll person. Picture taking is not allowed here however, I still managed to get a few stolen shots from my trusty smartphone.

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Windsor Castle: Upper Ward

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    Windsor Castle is Divided into Wards of which The Upper Ward area of Windsor Castle is the most important area of the grounds as it houses the State Apartments, the Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House and the big Courtyard where the Queens Guards play their tunes in various formations and the castle walls with sweeping vistas of the views of the thames river and eton town.

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Queen's Guards Playing Various Tunes

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    This is also a popular attraction in Windsor Castle

    during the changing of the Guards, the Queens Guards plays various melodies of famous local and international hits by their own Bands while marching along from their Victoria Barracks in Windsor tothe Castle and in various formations and continue to play for a few minutes in the courtyard in the Upper Ward Area of the Castle too (watch my upcoming video of it). the new Guard will arrive, led by a Regimental Band, Corps of Drums or occasionally by a Pipe Band. During the 45-minute ceremony, the handover of duties will take place, including the changeover of sentries. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the old Guard will return to Victoria Barracks in Windsor town. When The Queen is in official residence, the parade takes place on the Castle Upper Ward.

    One of the Attractions in the Windsor Castle is the famous Changing of the Guards, which is also done in other Royal Castles and Palace around the United Kingdom and here at Windsor Castle, the schedule is 11:00 am everyday within the Castle grounds from Mondays to Saturdays from April until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year (depending on the weather). There is no changing of the Guards on Sundays though, This Tradition in Windsor started in 1660. The Queens Guards include the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards and two regiments of the Household Cavalry (the Life Guards and Blues and Royals). We were lucky to be at that time here and march for a few seconds with them hehe.

    If you book a tour of Windsor Castle from a tour company, the admission price is included in the tour package already, however, if you are going to windsor castle on your own, Admission Price for adults is 19.20 GBP per person (and only 10.40 GBP if the State Apartments are closed) and for children from 17 years and below, the admission price is 11.30 GBP (and only 6.70 GBP if the State Apartments are closed.

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

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    Queens Guards of Windsor Castle

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    Again, One of the Attractions in the Windsor Castle is the famous Changing of the Guards, which is also done in other Royal Castles and Palace around the United Kingdom and here at Windsor Castle, the schedule is 11:00 am everyday within the Castle grounds from Mondays to Saturdays from April until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year (depending on the weather). There is no changing of the Guards on Sundays though, This Tradition in Windsor started in 1660. The Queens Guards include the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards and two regiments of the Household Cavalry (the Life Guards and Blues and Royals). We were lucky to be at that time here and march for a few seconds with them hehe.

    If you book a tour of Windsor Castle from a tour company, the admission price is included in the tour package already, however, if you are going to windsor castle on your own, Admission Price for adults is 19.20 GBP per person (and only 10.40 GBP if the State Apartments are closed) and for children from 17 years and below, the admission price is 11.30 GBP (and only 6.70 GBP if the State Apartments are closed.

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

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    Around Windsor Town

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    The Town of Windsor is an attraction in it's own right but is well eclipsed by the famous Windsor Castle. There are many souvenir shops,pubs, restaurants, shopping malls, even two railway station (normally seen in large towns) in Windsor and even a Legoland. If you have free time after visiting the windsor castle and grounds, you can have a stroll along windsor town as it lies just outside the castle walls and you can shop and eat and buy tons of souvenirs.

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

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    Windsor Castle: Round Tower

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    The most famous Atttraction for picture taking in Windsor Tower (and is actually a newer Additon to the Castle( is the Round Tower (you cannot take pictures inside the Saint George Chapel, State Apartmetns, Semi State Dining Rooms and Queen Mary Doll House, that's why) and this Round Tower is located in the Middle Ward and is also made into gothic style and was a recently added structure in the early 19th century. It is open to the public at certain times only where you can walk the 200 steps to the top. The keep, called the Round Tower, on the top of the motte is based on an original 12th-century building, extended upwards in the early 19th century under architect Jeffry Wyatville and again is the most famous photo op in the castle grounds.

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint George Chapel, The Changing of the Guard (similar to the Buckingham Palace in London). Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied Castle in Europe and was made by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and since then, it was continually habited by the English and later the British Monarchs up to the Present. The Castle is made of English Perpindicular Gothic Design of which it then serve as a fortress gaurding a part of the Thames River and withstood countless Siege. The Present British Royal, Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Windsor Castle: Saint George Chapel

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    The Famous Saint George Chapel is located at the Lower Ward Area of Windsor Castle of which it is open everyday for the public except in certain days and on sundays as only worshippers are allowed inside. The Chapel is built into the Gothic Style and is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, the senior order of British Chivalry established in 1348 by Edward III. Within the chapel are the tombs of ten sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, and Charles I and there are many magnificent structures inside, unfortunately, they don't allow picture taking inside and I did not manage to sneak a picture inside as there are many guards watching the visitors and less blind spots where you can take discrete photos, unlike in the State Apartments.

    If you book a tour of Windsor Castle from a tour company, the admission price is included in the tour package already, however, if you are going to windsor castle on your own, Admission Price for adults is 19.20 GBP per person (and only 10.40 GBP if the State Apartments are closed) and for children from 17 years and below, the admission price is 11.30 GBP (and only 6.70 GBP if the State Apartments are closed.

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

    Saint George Chapel Closed on Certain Days:

    10 October 2015 St George's Chapel closed from 12:30

    23 October 2015 St George's Chapel closed all day

    23 December 2015 St George's Chapel closed from 13:00

    24 December 2015 St George's Chapel open for services

    25-26 December 2015 St George's Chapel open for services

    It is also closed during Sundays as there are church services the whole day.

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    Windsor Castle: Castle Walls and Towers

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    This will be my pictures of the Outside Castle Walls and the famous names of them that include the King Henry VIII Gate, where the Exit is located, The Curfew Tower, Edward III Tower and the various Battlements as seen from the outside of the Castle.

    If you book a tour of Windsor Castle from a tour company, the admission price is included in the tour package already, however, if you are going to windsor castle on your own, Admission Price for adults is 19.20 GBP per person (and only 10.40 GBP if the State Apartments are closed) and for children from 17 years and below, the admission price is 11.30 GBP (and only 6.70 GBP if the State Apartments are closed.

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Windsor Castle: Admission and Ticket Prices

    by machomikemd Written Aug 18, 2015

    If you book a tour of Windsor Castle from a tour company, the admission price is included in the tour package already, however, if you are going to windsor castle on your own, Admission Price for adults is 19.20 GBP per person (and only 10.40 GBP if the State Apartments are closed) and for children from 17 years and below, the admission price is 11.30 GBP (and only 6.70 GBP if the State Apartments are closed.

    There are two separate lines for tickets, the line for single and family buyers are located in the left lane and the next three lanes at the right is for the tour groups ticket buyers and it sometimes takes more than 1 hour of waiting from the lines before you can actually enter the Castle and the Grounds and the State Apartments.

    Closures: (the dates when the castle or the state apartments or the Saint George Chapel is Closed.

    The Castle is closed

    23 October 2015 (Castle closed from 13:30, last admission at 12:00)

    25-26 December 2015

    The State Apartments are closed

    17 September 2015

    16 October 2015

    25 November 2015

    4 December 2015

    8 December 2015

    The Semi-State Rooms

    Please note that the Semi-State Rooms are only open during the winter months between 27 September 2014 and 29 March 2015. Please be aware the Semi-State Rooms will not be open when the State Apartments are closed.

    Saint George Chapel

    10 October 2015 St George's Chapel closed from 12:30

    23 October 2015 St George's Chapel closed all day

    23 December 2015 St George's Chapel closed from 13:00

    24 December 2015 St George's Chapel open for services

    25-26 December 2015 St George's Chapel open for services

    It is also closed during Sundays as there are church services the whole day.

    The Windsor Castle is the most Popular Day Tour from London on it,s own or with the university town of Eton with it or bundled with a Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and Bath combination or a Windsor Castle. Stonehenge, Oxford or Other Day Trip combinations, with Windsor Castle being part of it. You can book a Windsor Castle tour from most of the tour companies in london via your friendly tour desk operator in your hotel or via the internet via the tour companies apps and pay them online. Some Tour companies offer Hotel Pick up and Drop Off Service to hotels, except if on a Day Trip Combination like Windsor with Stonehenge and Bath which do not have hotel drop offs, only pick ups.

    Or you can ride the Train which ends at Windsor and Eton Central or ride a car going there. it is about a 50 minute ride from central london and is 34 kilometers away.

    Opening Times:

    March to October

    Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

    November to February Open daily 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

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    Visit Windsor Castle

    by CDM7 Updated Mar 16, 2015

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    The castle is situated on the edge of the town of Windsor and is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen.It is the largest occupied castle in the world,with history that covers almost 1000 years.
    The castle is used by the Queen, both as a private home where she will spend weekends and as a royal residence using it for certain formal duties.

    Main entrance to the castle Views from outside the castle
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    Windsor Castle

    by Dabs Updated Jan 4, 2015

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    Last visit December 2014

    Windsor Castle is the reason most people choose to visit Windsor. It's one of the easiest day trips from London, currently the castle costs £19.20 to get in, less if you are a child or a student. There's a family pass so be sure to ask if there's more than two people visiting. I have never seen it on the 2 for 1 offers, the only discount I've ever seen is the one you can get if you travel from Waterloo station in London and get a combo ticket.

    I've been to the Castle five or six times, most recently with my niece in December 2014. I had thought it would be fun to see the castle decorated for Christmas, it's possible we were there too early in the season but if that was it, I wouldn't make a special visit just to see the Christmas decorations.

    A brief guided tour is included in the cost of admission and you can pick it up just past the entrance. I caught one already in progress, the guide took us through the upper area of the castle and ended the tour right in front of the entrance to the doll house and state apartments. You can also pick up the free audio guide which is included in the admission price.

    We got to the castle shortly after it opened and there wasn't really much of a crowd. It seems that the crowds get larger as the day progresses at most of the larger tourist attractions so try and plan a morning visit and go early to visit the dollhouse and State Apartments. Make sure to note if the Changing of the Guard is on that day at 11 am, in the winter it's on alternating days. Also, sometimes the state apartments are closed, admission is much less but you miss a lot if you don't see the state apartments.

    Your ticket is good for a year if you want to revisit, you have to get it stamped and write & sign your name on the back so it's only good for the person who purchased it.

    Round Tower (2004) Outside Windsor Castle (2008) Windsor Castle (2004) Gargoyle (2008)
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