|Centre of Attraction||Windsor Castle|
|City, Country||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Nearest Airport||London Heathrow Airport,
London Gatwick Airport
William the Conqueror chose to build a castle at Windsor more than 900 years ago, in order to defend the western approach to the capital, after the Norman invasion. As one of the Queen's official residences, Windsor Castle
Visitors to Windsor Castle can watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, as the guards march through the town to the castle, accompanied by a band, while the Queen is in residence. When the Queen is away, the mounted guard by the Henry VIII gate in winter months, and on Castle Hill in the summer.
Another attraction at Windsor Castle is St. George's Chapel, which was founded by Edward IV in 1475, and remains one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in the nation. Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones were married there in June 1999. It is also the burial site for 10 sovereigns.
Equally stunning is St. George's Hall, which has been completely restored following a fire in 1992, and is still used by the Queen for state banquets and receptions.
Last Updated On : January 23, 2013