Emphatically, did you know that Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the entire world? It’s true! It was founded all the way back in the 11th century by William the Conqueror. Since that time, it’s been home to 39 monarchs. Especially, even today, the British Royal Family and Queen Elizabeth spend most of their private weekends at this iconic castle. It’s absolutely gargantuan and touring the grounds and the castle is something that everyone should do if they have the chance.
Generally, A Windsor Castle visit begins with the grounds. Making your way to the castle is a treat in and of itself. A long path stretches for what seems like miles all the way to the entrance of the castle. On either side is an immaculate green with rows of large hardwood trees that run the length of the path. All around the massive walls, you’ll see greenery of all kinds that add a natural softness to the stalwart stone. Be sure to walk the garden as well. It’s breathtaking.
Making one’s way into the castle, will result in being treated to sights the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Opulent rooms of glowing, polished wood and beautiful furniture, rooms painted in murals from the ceiling all the way down to the floor, a medieval chapel – that’s just the beginning of what you’ll see inside the castle. You’ll even be able to see King Henry VIII’s armor.
Moreover, every step, every turn, every new sight is steeped in history and absolutely beautiful on every level. It’s the most impressive place I’ve ever toured. We were absolutely enamored with every aspect of this iconic castle. I’ll never forget our Windsor Castle Visit. Hopefully, it won’t be the last time we go there!
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