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London - Historic Windsor Castle (half day)

Windsor Castle is the primary residence of the Queen and her family, perched on high ground above the charming town of Windsor. It was built in 1070 by William the Conqueror, to guard the western approaches to London. Successive monarchs have made alterations and restorations, the result of which is a remarkable monument to the royalty’s changing tastes.

Since the devastating fire of 1992, the remarkable restoration has enabled Queen Elizabeth II to make her mark. Your tour of the state apartments begins with a fascinating exhibition detailing the path of the fire minute by minute, and the subsequent rescue mission of some of the countries greatest treasures. It moves on to explain the process by which the restorations began, including drawings of ideas from Prince Philip. As you walk through the castle and on through the State Apartments, you will see the magnificent results of the modern craftsmanship employed to complete the restoration project.

The castle houses some of the finest treasures in the world including furniture, paintings, ceramics and armour. You can also visit Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, an exquisite royal “toy” built on a 1:12 scale. Please note that St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays.

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Tours in London

Private guided tour of Buckingham Palace
Historic Windsor Castle
London’s National Galleries
Private Cocktails at the Tower of London

Ports in England

Barrow in Furness
Boston
Bridlington
Cowes
Dartmouth
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dover
Falmouth
Fowey
Guernsey
Harwich
Jersey
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool
London
Newcastle
Penzance
Plymouth
Portland
Portsmouth
Scilly Isles
Southampton
Whitehaven / Workington