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Review of Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
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Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Windsor
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out. Throughout its history, the Castle has been redecorated, enlarged and rebuilt. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions.
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

This is the first time at Windsor castle, it is amazing well worth the money so big, did the audio tour which is so informative took about 2 hrs to walk just around the castle, all the Christmas trees are up and decorated beautifully, we saw Meghan’s wedding dress which is on display until the new year, very well organised, you can go into st. George chapel where the wedding took place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Our first visit to Windsor was hoping to see the castle decorated with Christmas decorations but only a hand full of Christmas trees and some garlands , staff very friendly.and helpful .
Tight security on entering the castle just like airport security shops are very expensive so be warned you will need a good bank card .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 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 5 December 2018

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 4 December 2018

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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