Windsor Castle UK Overview
Windsor Castle is a majestic residence located in Berkshire, England.
The owner of the castle is Queen Elizabeth II, and the operator is Royal Household. It is worldwide known for architecture.
It was built after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror in the 11th century.
In Early days, the castle was used as a reigning monarch whereas it is also the longest-occupied palace in Europe.
The castle built for protecting Norman dominance. It built as a motte-and-bailey.
It was a popular tourist attraction among visitors. The tourist place is opened all the year for the visitor. The private event of the Queen also held at Castle.
The main highlights of the castle are State Apartments, Semi-State Rooms, Grand Reception Room, Precincts Tour, St. George Chapel, Changing the Guard and Treasures of the Castle.
The State apartment’s ceilings cover with ornament plaster. It has paintings of Holbein, Van Dyck and Rubens.
In 1992, a fire damaged State Apartments rooms which were restored later. The
Semi-State rooms feature interiors that are decorated by Morel & Seddon. The rooms are only opened from autumn to spring.
William the Conqueror established the castle. In the 13th century, King John made some changes in the building.
In 1214, it enclosed. It is also the world's largest inhabited castle in the world. It provides jobs to more than 500 people living in a castle. It also remains an important place for ceremonials.
The castle visited by President Mbeki, King Abdullah II, and Brack Obama. Every year during the annual meeting, the Royal Ascot Procession leaves the castle.
The castle provides several facilities to visitors named as hearing-impaired visitors, water available on request, guide dogs permitted, ramp/level access, toilets for disabled visitors and many more.