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Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and Queen Elizabeth II loves to spend time in this stunning fortress. Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the castle is still a favourite residence of the royal family. This sprawling grand home covers an area of 13 acres and overlooks charming Windsor town – pay the castle a visit and find out why our royals have lived here for centuries and why many royal weddings have taken place here. 


The State Apartments
Take a look inside the heart of the working palace – the State Apartments. Regularly used for ceremonial and official occasions, the Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection. Try and spot the paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci that hang from the walls! During the winter months the richly decorated Semi-State Rooms are added to the visitor route.


St George’s Chapel
St George’s Chapel is an imposing Gothic building and the resting place for a number of British monarchs. These include Edward IV, who built the Chapel, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Services are held regularly and this quiet church is a peaceful addition to a Windsor Castle visit.


The Changing of the Guard
This rousing, truly British ceremony takes place at 11.00am on Thrusdays and Saturdays, weather permitting. Between April and June, its everyday from Monday to Saturday. The ceremony allows the handover of duties between two different sets of guards. 


Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation (7 July - 26 September 2022) 
To mark this very special year, this event (included in your ticket price) will centre around the magnificent Sir Norman Hartnell designed Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by The Queen for her Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953. Created in the finest white satin, embroidered with national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread and encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals. The purple silk velvet Robe of Estate was made by Ede and Ravenscroft (the royal robe-makers). It was embroidered at the Royal School of Needlework. Featuring wheat ears and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses, using 18 different types of gold thread, more than 3,500 hours to complete.

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