Windsor Things to Do

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    Queen Mary's dolls' house

    by mallyak Written Sep 21, 2008

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    Queen Mary's Dolls' House is a magnificent dollhouse built in the early 1920s, completed in 1924, for Queen Mary, the wife of King George V of the United Kingdom. The idea for building the dollhouse originally came from the queen's cousin, Princess Marie Louise, who discussed her idea with one of the top architects of the time, Sir Edwin Lutyens at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 1921.

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    Chnaging of the Guard

    by mallyak Written Sep 21, 2008

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    The Changing of the Guard is, strictly speaking, called Guard Mounting where the new guard exchanges duty with the old guard. The Guards are stationed at Victoria Barracks and march up to and from the Castle accompanied by the Guards Band playing traditional military marches as well as popular songs.

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    Royal Station Shopping centre

    by mallyak Written Sep 22, 2008

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    Windsor is particularly well served when it comes to shops. As a tourist town there is a wide selection of gift shops around the castle together with stylish shops and restaurants in Windsor Royal Station .Stylish shops and restaurants of repute, its architectural elegance creates a place to shop, eat, meet and enjoy.
    Concessions in the Concourse
    Visit the concourse where a collection of small, independent businesses have personally sourced a unique range of gifts, accessories and homewares.

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    Peascod Street

    by mallyak Written Sep 22, 2008

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    Peascod Street is an extremely old street and as such confounds visitors with the strange pronunciation of its name. Locally it is known as 'Pesscott' street', not, as it might seem, 'peez cod street'. As you might expect from one of the oldest streets in the town, it offers a wealth of shopping from top to bottom! In order to make the experience even more pleasurable, the entire shopping area was closed to traffic and turned into an attractive pedestrian precinct in the mid 1990s

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    Inside Windsor Parish Church

    by easyoar Updated Jan 25, 2005

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    Inside Windsor Parish Church

    Unusually, Windsor Parish Church has a font right in front of the door as you walk in, it's so close to the door you almost fall over it as you walk in.

    Note:- A font holds water, and is used to baptise people into Christian religions.

    There are lots of plaques and commemoration stones in the wall of the church, and a big gold coloured eagle to hold a bible on near the front of the church.

    This picture was taken right from the entrance of the church, so you can see the font in the foreground of the picture.

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    The Long Walk with the Sun shining up it

    by easyoar Written Jan 23, 2005

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    Low winter sun shining up the Long Walk - Windsor

    The Long Walk must be a good few miles. It goes right from Windsor Castle and caries on in a dead straight line until it reaches the statue of a man on Horse back. The Copper Horse on Snow Hill.

    This walk is popular with both locals and tourists, and you can sometimes see a horse and cart (and very occasionally one driven by one of the royals).

    This photo shows the low midday sun in winter shining straight up the Long Walk. Windsor Castle is right behind me. The sun is so bright, it makes the path look wet, but is was almost entirely dry, and it virtually silhouettes the walkers on it.

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    The Changing of the Guard

    by evaanna Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    The Changing of the Guard

    The Changing of the Guard takes place at 11.00 daily from April to June and on alternate days for the remainder of the year, but with the exception of Sundays. For most of the year, the ceremony is held outside the Guardroom in the Lower Ward. In April and for part of June - in the Quadrangle and may be viewed from Engine Court. Make sure you don't miss it while going through security checks. If you are not inside the Castle yet, gather with the others outside Henry VIII Gateway, where you can watch the parade. You can get your tickets and enter the Castle (by a different gate) later.

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    On the Thames

    by evaanna Updated Jun 30, 2005

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    Windsor from the Thames

    When you are tired of the noise and commotion of Windsor, take a boat trip with the French Brothers on the River Thames.
    You will see the true splendour of the Castle from a new perspective. The round trips last 35 mins or 2 hours. The shorter one, which I took, was definitely too short for me.
    Ticket prices:
    35 min. trips - Adult - 4.50 GBP, child - 2.25 GBP
    2 hr. trips - Adult - 7 GBP, child - 3.50 GBP

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    Windsor Castle

    by sue_stone Written Feb 25, 2004

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    Windsor Castle is located 37kms west of London, and has been home to the Royals for over 900 years.

    You can wander around the gardens and at certain times you can visit the state rooms.

    The town of Windsor is also worth checking out and there are plenty of places to eat and get warm - especially if you go in January like we did!

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    Windsor Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

    by easyoar Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    Windsor Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

    This is the Parish Church of Windsor, and it is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It is right next to the Guildhall, so it is about 1 or 2 minutes walk from Windsor Castle. Entrance is free, it just appears to be a case of opening the door. Of course id a service is on, you may wish to come back later...

    A church had been well established on the site the current church stands on as long ago as 1184!

    The current church was rebuilt in 1820, although it has reatined a few items from the 1500s.

    There appears to be quite a lot of history inside the church, some of it related to royalty and some to titled persons.

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    The Last Supper in Windsor Parish Church

    by easyoar Updated Jan 25, 2005

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    The Last Supper in Windsor Parish Church

    The Parish Church of Windsor is most famous for it's painting of the last supper that hangs above the entrance door in the West Gallery.

    This painting was given to the church by King George III and was painted by Franz de Cleyn, who was a painter for King James I.

    Nobody knows for sure exactly when the picture was painted, but it is known to predate 1600.

    Note:- The Last Supper was the last meal Jesus ate with his apostles. Shortly afterwards he was arrested and crucified. It is therefore a popular subject for religious paintings.

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    LegoLand Windsor Uk

    by stickynickyuk Updated Sep 25, 2005

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    The entertainment is certainly hands-on. Children aged 2 – 12 can take to the road.
    With over 50 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions and set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
    ~~~ LEGOLAND Windsor is a different sort of family theme park. ~~~

    The park opens daily ~~~ 10.00am and closes at between 17.00pm and 19.00pm depending on the season.
    ~~ Below are the activities you can do within the park ~~~
    Imagination Centre
    Sky Rider
    Space Tower
    RoboLab
    Discovery Zone
    Build & Test
    Imagination Theatre

    MINILAND

    DUPLO™ Land
    Waterworks
    Whirlybirds
    DUPLO™ Train
    Extreme Challenge
    Fairy Tale Brook
    DUPLO™ Playtown
    DUPLO™ Theatre

    Traffic
    The Driving School
    Balloon School
    Learner Drivers
    Boating School
    Fire Academy

    LEGO City
    Orient Expedition
    Explorer's Institute
    Brickadilly's Circus
    My Town Harbour
    Magic Theatre

    Wild Woods
    Pirate Falls
    Pirate Goldwash
    Amazing Mazes
    The Rat Trap
    Spinning Spider
    Enchanted Forest

    Knight's Kingdom
    Dragon Coaster
    The Dragon's Apprentice

    Adventure Land
    Jungle Coaster
    Wave Surfer
    Climbing Wall
    Dino Dipper
    Dino Safari

    ~~~ Most Popular Rides ~~~
    Jungle Coaster
    Lego Traffic Cars (6-12 yrs)
    Lego Traffic Boats
    Pirate Falls
    Dragon Ride

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    The Changing of the Guard I

    by evaanna Updated Jun 29, 2005

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    The Guards at Windsor

    The picturesque parade of the Changing of the Guard lasts such a short time that you can't take a good picture of it, especially that the police keep everybody to the side of the street.
    Here the last of the Guards pass the Queen Victoria Memorial. Even with their backs to me they looked so exotic I couldn't resist taking a picture.

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    Windsor Castle

    by Dabs Updated Aug 24, 2008

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    Last visit July 2008

    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 £14.80 to get in, less if you are a child or a student. I've been to the Castle three times, the 2nd time in August 2004 when I had the London Pass that included admission and the 3rd time with my niece, nephew and sister in law in July 2008. We got the family admission for the four of us for £38.10 so the 2nd child was free (up to 3 under age 17).

    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 audio guide which is also included.

    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. Also make sure to note if the Changing of the Guard is on that day at 11 am.

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    The Guard and you

    by evaanna Written Jun 29, 2005

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    The Guard at Windsor

    When your visit to the Castle comes to an end, just before you leave by Henry VIII Gateway, here is your chance to get the best souvenir from the Castle you can imagine - a picture of yourself with the Guard. He seems to be there specially for you, but, poor chap, is not allowed even to smile as tourists, mainly girls, stand by him one by one to pose for the picture.

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