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
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
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.