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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Photography only allowed outside mot in state apartments or St Georges Chapel.
Worth buying tickets online. Was fairly quiet & no queues. Airport type security to get in. Audio guide, no headphones included in ticket price
Plenty of good photo opportunities outside. State apartments are magnificent and were even better with several heavily decorated Xmas trees. There were also children singing carols. There was the display of Harry & Meghans wedding including the clothes. Stunning art works & furniture and painted ceilings.
Well worth the entry cost

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacqui3744
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Windsor several times but have never visited the Castle and this time it was a definite on our 'must do' list. Obviously the fact that the castle has seen two royal weddings this year was a huge drawcard. Expensive by South African standards (our poor rand) but worth every penny. Easy to get to by train about 40 minutes (we did Paddington to Windsor Central) and then just a short walk up the hill. Windsor Castle is spectacular, even on a cold blustery October afternoon. We stood in a fairly long queue to get into the castle as we hadn't booked online.....good thing to bear in mind. But the line moved swiftly and the staff were incredibly friendly and jovial. Once tickets are purchased, one needs to go through a security check which is not unlike airport security, shoes and belts have to come off.....an understandable necessity. Windsor Castle is always busy no matter the time of year you go, so crowds and queues are unavoidable, but try an avoid the mid term and summer school holidays. There was an extensive queue to get into the state apartments so we decided to visit the Chapel first which was quieter. Absolutely spectacular. We returned to the queue for the state apartments which had marginally reduced and decided to just suck it up and queue. The line actually moved pretty quickly and we were rewarded for our patience. Breathtaking, resplendent, simply stunning!!! We didn't view the dress collection as the queue was frightfully long and moving at a snail's pace and we needed to get back to London. When we informed a steward of this he gladly showed us a short cut so we could bypass and not miss out on everything else. Unfortunately Queen Mary's Doll House was closed. If you are a history nut and a Royalist then this is an absolute must.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to by train, short walk from station.
Was surprised by how many buildings make up the castle and how old original building is. Photography not allowed in State apartments or chapel.
Visited State Apartments which contain displays of gifts to various monarchs -tastefully arranged. Rooms still used for occasions - receptions of visiting dignitaries and annual gathering of the Knights of the Garter. This part of the castle has been restored following fire in 1992. As it is Advent, the castle is decorated for Christmas - the Gold Christmas Tree in St George's Hall is stunning and the pictures in the media do not capture the splendour of it.
Went on to St George's Chapel. beautiful stained glass windows, carved ceilings and pillars. Graves including George VI and the Queen Mother as we call her.
So much to appreciate - looking forward to visiting again during the year for which ticket is valid.
Only disappointed Queen Mary's Dolls House was closed for renovation. No picture of gold Christmas Tree.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rosshenson
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute must if u r interested in Kings and queens . Worth all the trouble u take to go to windsor .
Best route is to take a train to windsor and Eton station from Waterloo station
Train takes around 1 hr , lots of halt but is was quiet empty and has WiFi with option of eating on the train
The windsor castle is just 10 mins walk from station with lots of reastaurants and pubs on way , we found a McDonald and pizza express .
The view going in and just inside are breathtaking . Try lots of photos . Would be a life time memory .
The palace is absolutely gorgeous and lots of small rooms with all kinds of information on how Kings and queens has lived . Currently the flavour is the marriage of Prince of Sussex
Audio tour option is complimentary and we found it may change better then guided tour . Lots of people in palace to answer your questions
Next the chapel is huge with lots of interesting info on Kings and queens
You are allowed to join prayer if u are at the scheduled time
Try to do it of your own then going with a tour very easy and accessible and very beautiful

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank smartajay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first visit to the Castle, but even so things stand out that you may have missed previously. We had our own guide who talked us through some of the extra snippets that tourists might miss, and he had a photographic memory when it came to the banners and coats of arms of the Knights of the Garter.
I especially love wandering around St George's Hall taking in all the splendour as you walk in the footsteps of all the world leaders. Also, at the end of the tour, the chance to explore St George's Chapel with all its history of Royal Weddings and burials.
We don't get the chance to visit as often as we would wish, but will make every effort to return again when we are next in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David H
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