in London City
On the outskirts of the great city of London lies the oldest inhabited castle in England, and the official residence of Her Majesty, The Queen. A trip to Windsor Castle is perfect for a day trip with the family to escape the busy city center for a couple of hours. The castle is surrounded by picturesque English countryside and makes for a great photo opportunities. Even before entering the castle you can see why the Royal family love this beautiful home. The Royal Parks are wild and unspoiled, with carefree deer, rabbits and foxes roaming the greenery.
The castle itself oozes royalty and is a truly majestic building with a graceful quality. Visitors are allowed access the State Apartments, Queen Mary's Doll House collection and the magnificent St George's Chapel which is a spectacular example of Gothic architecture and features the tomb of Henry VIII. Don't leave the castle without walking around the spectacular ramparts where you can feel the ancient stone under your feet while looking out over the parks and the scenic wildlife. A truly magical day out for all the family, not to be missed by anyone visiting London.
This year, a special exhibition is being held in Windsor Castle to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The exhibition comprises of over 60 photographs of the Queen at various stages of her life to mark the 60 years she has held the throne. See pictures of the Queen in the days of her youth, off duty and at leisure, meeting Lady Gaga and the day she was crowned. Highlights include masterpieces by Rubens, Holbein and Van Dyck.
For more Royal attractions in London check out Kensington Palace
and Double Decker Bus Tours
Highly recommended hotels nearby Windsor Castle include Macdonald Windsor
,Mercure Castle Hotel
or Harte and Garter