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“Magical place”
Review of Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
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USD 27.12*
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Windsor Castle Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
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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 April 2018

On my way to London from Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), the taxi passed Windsor Castle. The changing of the guard was passing through the street, so we decided to wait for them to emerge from the castle. The wait paid off, and we saw the full pageantry! A must for anglophiles!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank thiawroane
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Well worth a visit!
We queued for around 30 minutes but as the queue kept moving it didn't seem that long.In the meantime we, coincidentally, arrived in time for the changing of the guard.
The audio tour (part of the entrance fee) was concise and very helpful.
The State Rooms and Queen Mary's Dolls House were very interesting but the highlight was St George's Chapel and, in particular, the wonderful Easter flower displays. Absolutely magnificent.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Amazing place to visit. The history is over the top and the rooms and access are great. Allow yourself at least 1/2 of a day to see all of London's best history and splendor. The works of art and detail of woodwork, stain-glass windows are fabulous. The Chapel as well as the multiple buildings all are a work of splendor. It is a long trip via the tube and railroad but again well worth the effort. You can listen to all the detail unfold via a headset given to you upon entrance.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dbeaum1222
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We went on Tuesday and had such a great day. It was good timing when we arrived as the changing of the guards was about to take place. The queue to get in around 12/12.30 was approximately 30 minutes. Audio tour was available and for children too. Very helpful. Beautiful place and great to go when you knew that the royal wedding is taking place next month! Lots of souvenirs to buy based around that. The flag was up so knowing the Queen was at home was a buzz! The kids, 9 and 6 years, were more interested than normal knowing it was the home of the queen so they took more notice and kept trying to get a glimpse!
Some seating around but could be more for younger and older people.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bamboomajorj
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Come to Windsor, tour the castle. Loads of stuff to see on royal heritage as you would expect. Between 10:45 and 11:00 and 11:30 and 11:45 guard changes on the Main Street. If you are driving avoid Main Street at these tunes as the road is blocked to allow for the procession.

Take a walk along the Thames, loads of shops for our better half and sweet treats for kids abound at the many eating venues. But please don’t stop in the street to take photos, I am a local and often have to stop m car abruptly to avoid a photographer taking a selfie in the middle of the street.

A worthwhile walk is to go along the “long walk”to the deer park, no cycles and lovely for kids and dog walkers.

If you cycle there are great cycle tracks around the windsor great park.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nigel_Jacqui
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