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Visiting Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion. It is located in Berkshire county and it is a royal residence. Since Henry I it has been a residence of succeeding monarchs, making it the longest-occupied palace in Europe.

After it was built in the 11th century it has been a prominent location around the outskirts of London, also it controlled an important part of the River Thames. Windsor Castle was built as many other middle age castles. It has a central round keep, surrounded by three wards. It was sieged during First Baron’s War and in English Civil War it was the headquarters for Parliamentary forces.

There are main attractions to visit in Windsor Castle, including St. George’s Chapel built in 15th century, the Round Tower in the Middle Ward, and the Lady Chapel.

Windsor Castle was rebuilt by almost every British monarch, every one added something, so now it is one of most beautiful English castles. Last time it was renovated after a fire in 1992. Today it is a favorite weekend home of Queen Elizabeth II and it is very popular touristic attraction, visited by almost one million tourists every year.


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