Windsor Castle is a medieval fortress located in Windsor, Berkshire in the United Kingdom; this is one of the British Royal family residences where there are more than 500 people who live and work there. This is a real example of English Gothic architecture. Built in the XI century and designed to ensure the Norman domination on the outskirts of London and control a strategic portion of the Thames. Each king who lived, made changes to the palace. It was reinforced with stone walls; Henry III built a luxurious palace inside. The castle is also used for diplomatic meetings. There are more than 1,000 rooms in an area of 52,000 square meters with different styles: medieval, Gothic, Georgian, Victorian and modern. There is the tower atop the castle mound that has also changed during the years and is home to the royal archives. The upper part of the castle has several buildings that form a central courtyard which is bounded by the state apartments monitoring of private apartments, the door George I and Edward III Tower. Each state apartment has a different style furniture and decoration. In the north side of the lower part, there is the official St Georges Chapel, Order of the Garter, being a royal necropolis too. Today Windsor is the favorite residence of Queen Elizabeth II as well as a tourist attraction.
You can get there by train from Paddington or Waterloo stations.
For a detailed idea of your visit, it is best that you check on their website because the spaces to visit will depend on availability.
St George’s Chapel welcome those who want to attend Sunday services, this day the public visiting is not available.
The entry is free for children under 5 years and there is also the possibility of a family ticket (2 adults, 3 children). On days when the state apartment are closed, the entry price is reduced to almost half. The group rate is possible with 15 people or more.
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