WINDSOR CASTLE PRESENTS TOURS OF THE 'GREAT KITCHEN'
VISITORS TO WINDSOR CASTLE CAN TAKE A GUIDED TOUR 'BEHIND THE SCENES' TO TEH CASTLE'S GREAT KITCHEN, THE OLDEST WORKING KITCHEN IN ENGLAND. DATING BACK TO THE REIGN OF EDWARD III, THE GREAT KITCHEN HAS REMAINED IN CI=ONSTANT USE FOR OVER 650 YEARS AND HAS SERVED 32 BRITISH MONARCHS. THE TOUR INTRODUCES THE HISTORY OF ROYAL DINING, PAST AND PRESENT, AND GIVES A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO WINDSOR CASTLE AS A WORKING ROYAL PALACE. TODAY, THE STAFF OF TEH ROYAL HOUSEHOLD USE THE GREAT KITCHEN TO…
The Round Tower
The Round Tower, Windsor Castle. During August and September visitors to Windsor Castle can now climb to the top of the tower, where they can enjoy breathtaking views of the Castle and Windsor Great Park, the Thames Valley and the London skyline. Read more about the Conquer the Tower tour and book tickets. Photographer: Peter Packer The Royal Collection © 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Windsor Castle - Moat and Norman Gate
England's largest castle is also the largest inhabited stronghold in the world and has been a favorite royal residence, frequently extended and rebuilt, since William the Conqueror first built a motte and bailey on the site in 1070. The impressive Round Tower stands on the site of William I's original fortress. An opening in the outer wall left of the tower leads to the North Terrace, built c1570, which affords views of Eton College and to the east, London. Between the outer wall and the…
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Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, notable for its long association with the British royal family and its architecture. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I it has been used by a succession of monarchs and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle's lavish, early 19th-century State Apartments are architecturally significant, described by art…
Inside St George’s Chapel - Windsor Castle
St George's Chapel is the place of worship at Windsor Castle. It is both a royal peculiar (a place of worship that falls directly under the jurisdiction of the British monarch, rather than under a bishop) and the chapel of the Order of the Garter (the highest order of chivalry, or knighthood, existing in England). St George's Chapel became the Mother Church of the Order of the Garter, and a special service is still held in the chapel every June and is attended by the members of the order…
The Garter Throne Room
Each year in June a procession and service take place at Windsor Castle for the Order of the Garter. If there are new Companions of the Order of the Garter, The Queen formally invests them with the insignia at a Chapter of the Order in the Throne Room of Windsor Castle.
Royal Wedding Wednesdays~ Royal Residences Part II
Welcome to part two of the Royal Residences series. In this post we will begin with Windsor Castle which is located in the town of Windsor, Berkshire county. Several parts of the castle can be traced back to the 14th century. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world with over 500 people living and working on the estate. It is also the oldest castle to be in continuous occupation for over 900 years. It is H.M. the Queen’s official weekend residence. The Royal Standard flies over the…
Explore the Royal Collection Online
Explore the Royal Collection online, one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact.