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If you plan a tour to England one of the things to do is visit the Windsor Castel. This is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world located at Windsor, Berkshire. It's occupies 13 acres (5.3 ha), and features with a fortification, a palace, and a small town. The castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by Willian the Conqueror. It is usually used by the Queen to host State Visit from overseas monarchs and presidents. This is one of three official residences of The Queen and has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years. This is open for public all year round. During March to October the castle open for public at 9.30 through 5.30 every day and from November to February opens at 9.45 a.m. through 4.15 p.m. for the last entrance is 90 minutes prior closing time. The part of the Castel that open for public including the precincts, the State Apartments, Queen Mary's famous dolls' house, St George's Chapel, and the Albert Memorial Chapel. St George's Chapel remains an active center for worship with daily services and opens for public. The things to do if you visit Windsor Castel are see the traditional military parade and Changing of the Guards. It takes place all year round, daily during April to July and on alternate days from August to March. The ceremony lasts for 30 minutes and start at 11.00 a.m. and if weather permitting they are accompanied by a band. Plan your tour right now, put this place as your tour destination. For more information about the event and the Castel you can visit their website.
Things to Do at Windsor Castle
See the wedding outfits of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This exhibition will open from 26 October 2018 to 6 January 2019. Here you will see the 5-metre long embroidered veil that was made from silk tulle and embroidered with the floral of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, the diamond and platinum bandeau tiara (lent by the Queen) that was made in 1932 for Her Majesty's grandmother, Queen Marry. They also display the wedding dress that made from an exclusive double-bonded silk cady, developed by Ma Waight Keller and a frockcoat uniform of the Household Cavalry (the 'Blues and Royals') that was made by tailors at Dege and Skinner on Savile Row. Imagine how interesting your tour will be by visit the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, you can see on their website.
Queen Mary's Dolls' House is the beautiful largest dolls' house in the world. It was built in the early 1920s, completed in 1924, for Queen Mary, the wife of King George V. This is the work of renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, included over 1,500 of the finest artist, craftsmen and manufacture of the time. In the House you will see the library of 700 miniature books, wine cellar, saloon and dining room, running water, flushing toilets and working electricity, which was very wonderful. This is the things to do if you're visiting Windsor Castel.
Explore the amazing Gothic architecture of St George's Chapel. It is was built in 1348 by Edward III as the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter. Since the reign of Queen Victoria, the Chapel has been the venue of many Royal marriages and the newest is the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel. The thing to do at the Chapel is you can see the King Edward III's sword which is two metres long. Admire the beauty of the architecture and enjoy your tour.
How to Get Tickets?
If you have planning your tour to Windsor Castle and confuse how to get the ticket. You can visit their own website to make a reservation or you can make it by calling. There you can find the information of some events or tour that offer by the Castel and how to book it.
How To Get Around?
To get around the Castel you can enjoy it by walking. For those who have disability, you can borrow manual wheelchairs there and it is free. For more information you can email or calling the Specialist Sales team.
What Should I Wear?
To visit the Castle, you can dress casually and clean. You can wear tee, short, jeans, skirt, shirt, sneaker and flat-shoes, because the location is at the top of a steep hill, I suggest you to wear comfortable shoes. If you are in chilly day there wear your sweater, jacket, and scarf.
Best Time to Visit
If you don't want to be in the long queues to the entrance, it's better if you don't plan the tour during summer season because many visitors come in that season.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, in this Castel you can get multimedia guide. It's available in nine languages and an audio descriptive tour in English is available for blind and partially sighted visitors.
How To Get There?
There is some choice to make your tour easier to reach the Windsor Castel from the neighborhood cities. Such as if you start your tour from Wokingham, Crawley, and Cambridge you can use train, bus, taxi or drive, it takes around 1 until 2 hours to get there.
Dogs are not allowed with the Castel Ground.