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Windsor Castle

At Windsor, Berkshire near Junction 6 of the M4 west of London
Tel. 01753 869898


England's largest castle is one of the official royal residences. Furnished with works of art from the Royal Collection. The Upper and Lower Wards, North Terrace, State Apartments and other rooms are among those open. Panels and carvings by Grinling Gibbons are in the Waterloo Chamber and Garter Throne Room. The Grand Reception room contains Gobelins tapestries and is decorated with gilt plasterwork and chandeliers. The Round Tower stands on the site of William I's original fortress. St. George's Chapel, (open except on Sundays) a Perpendicular chapel begun by Edward IV, took 50 years to build. The nave is noted for its fan vaulting and coloured bosses. The chancel contains ornately carved stalls. The banners, crests, helmets and swords of the Knight of the Garter decorate the Chancel. The Palace is set in Windsor Park--most of Great Park is public, but check to be sure Web site.

HOURS: Open March-Oct, daily 9:45am - 5:15pm, with some exceptions. Nov-Feb daily from 9:45am - 4:15pm with some exceptions.

  

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