Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Established in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, it has been remodelled by successive kings and queens, including Henry II, Charles II and George IV. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions.
Windsor Castle offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out, all on one site. A visit to the Castle includes the magnificent State Apartments. Which are furnished with some of the finest works from the Royal Collection. Among the masterpieces are paintings by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck, fine English and French furniture, and the tiny treasures of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
From September to December 2016, Windsor Castle will mark the occasion of The Queen’s 90th birthday with a special display Fashioning a Reign: 90 years of style from The Queen’s Wardrobe. This exhibition will include dress, jewels and accessories worn by Her Majesty on ceremonial and family occasions at Windsor Castle.
During the winter months, the sumptuous private apartments created by George IV, the Semi-State rooms are added to the visitor route.
Your admission also includes St George’s chapel. Set within the Castle Precincts, this is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings here in England. Ten monarchs are buried here, including Henry VIII and Charles I.