Windsor Castle tours showcase the oldest and largest resident-filled castle in the world. It is officially one of her Majesty the Queen’s residences. British history spanning 900 years permeates the castle, making it an incredible interest piece among London’s main attractions. Almost 30 acres are occupied by the castle and grounds, which comprise the Royal residences, an incredible Royal chapel, and many homes of the working people that frequent and maintain the castle.
There is an incredible amount to be seen with Windsor Castle tickets purchased for tours. Windsor Castle tours include a look at the State Apartments which are decorated with some of the most impressive pieces belonging to the Royal Collection including pieces by Canaletto, Rembrandt, and Gainsborough.
In 1997, there was extensive restoration work to a large area within the castle damaged by a fire. Though mostly empty during the fire, the areas main foundations were deeply damaged. Today Windsor Castle tour highlight the momentous restoration work completed by many of Europe’s most accomplished craftsmen.
Purveyors of Gothic architecture won’t want to miss St George’s Chapel, one of the most notable Gothic archetype in the country. Edward III established the British Chivalry senior order, called the Order of Garter, in 1348. The chapel is the official divine home of the Order and is the resting place of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour.
Many visitors are keenly aware tours run through the private apartments of George IV, also named the Semi-State Rooms). These rooms are impressively layered with some of the most impressive decorations in the castle. Anyone wishing to see this extraordinary area should purchase Windsor Castle Tickets between October and March, the only time the rooms are open to the public.
The East Terrace is one of the highlights of Windsor Castle tours, open for viewing between August and September. Windsor Castle tickets include a look at Queen Mary’s Dollhouse, a three-year project completed by more than 1,000 specialized craftsmen, authors, and artists complete with running water, electric lighting, and flushing toilets.