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Windsor Castle, the favorite residence of the Queen

The Queen Elizabeth II favorite residence

At 45 minutes by train from South of London, discover the second residence of the Royal family, which is also the favorite residence of Queen Elizabeth II.Windsor Castle is a medieval fortress in Berkshire in England.

 

The famous Windsor Castle is the residence where Queen Elizabeth II is accustomed to spend her weekends, and she also organizes some state dinners. The castle can be visited, about £18. Inside of the castle is worth a visit, you will return to the history of the castle and the royal family, as a bonus you can discover the impressive collection of hats of the queen.(Quite spectacular!). There is also a Chapel built in the fifteenth century, the St. George chapel, impressive of this architecture at the same timed medieval, Gothic, Georgian, Victorian and modern. Windsor Castle would be the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world.

Windsor Castle survived to a terrible period during the first English Revolution.

The 1992, Windsor under the flames

In 1992, Windsor Castle suffered a serious fire. A fire of about 15 hours caused severe damage to the buildings in the upper part, a projector used for work would have set fire to a curtain. The fire spread rapidly and destroyed nine of the main rooms and severely damaged more than a hundred others. Today a certain number of rooms remain to be renovated.

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House

How to get back in your childhood, that is the perfect visit. In the castle they are the most famous doll house in the world. This doll house was built between 1921 and 1924. It is the exactly the same reproduction of a real house with, of course, water and electricity, but also a sewing machine which works, a cellar filled with bottles of real wine, linen embroidered with the royal monogram, miniature books … An impressive collection, we almost want to stay for play. There is also the Drawings Gallery with some masterpieces.

In spite of the number of tourists, the city of Windsor on the Thames remains peaceful. They are a lot of shops and designer shops, It is also nice to get lost in the streets, to discover the facades of the houses. I hope this article will make you get your Afternoon tea in Windsor with Elisabeth, who knows ???

 

 

– Mathilde –

 

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