Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years and is today one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.
Occupying over 10.5 hectares, the Castle offers a varied day out for visitors, including a visit to the magnificent State Apartments and St George's Chapel. The Castle's State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works from the Royal Collection, reflecting the changing tastes of the Castle's royal occupants, particularly those of Charles II and George IV. Among the masterpieces on display are paintings by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck, Sèvres porcelain and exquisite English and French furniture. Many of the works of art are still in the historic settings for which they were first collected or commissioned by the kings and queens who have lived at Windsor.
Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation (7th July - 26th September 2022) At Windsor Castle, the special exhibition Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation will centre around the magnificent Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by The Queen for her Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953. Designed by the British courtier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered with national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread and encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals.
Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet and was embroidered at the Royal School of Needlework. The intricate embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses, using 18 different types of gold thread, more than 3,500 hours to complete the robe.
There is a lot to see and do at Windsor Castle, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit. We suggest between 1.5-2hrs.
December 31st, 2022
London Attractions & Events
Children are aged between 5-17 years. Children under 4 are FREE
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