Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, is one of the official residences of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Since William the Conqueror built the first castle in 1080, its proximity to both London and the old royal hunting forest (now Windsor Great Park) made it popular as a royal residence.
Over the centuries many kings have lived at Windsor, adding or altering buildings, and a serious fire in 1992, and the subsequent restoration and rebuilding, continued this process of change and renewal.
The main areas of the castle that can be visited include the State Apartments, where visiting dignitaries are entertained, Queen Mary's Doll's House, the Lower Ward, where you can see the changing of the guard most days at 11.00am, St George's Chapel and the Albert Memorial Chapel. Windsor Castle is a working palace and official engagements sometimes limit areas open to the public.
- Clearly signposted and visible in the centre of Windsor
- Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
- Open to the public. Admission Fee.
- For further information visit www.royalcollection.org.uk
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