Windsor Castle, an official residence of The Queen, is the largest occupied castle in the world. A royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace till today. Visitors can walk around the State apartments, the extensive suite of rooms at the heart of the working palace. For part of the year visitors can also see the semi State rooms, which are some of the most splendid interiors in the castle. These are furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, fine tapestries, porcelain, sculpture and armour.
Within the Castle complex, there are many additional attractions including the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary’s dolls’ house, and the fourteenth-century St. George’s Chapel – the burial place of ten sovereigns and setting of many Royal weddings.
As Christmas draws near, two special evenings are planned to delight and entertain shoppers, including live choirs, children’s amusement rides and competitions. A number of stores will also be open late on both evenings.
Dates: Thursday 11 and 18 December 2008 until 7.30pm
There are many more activities in Windsor throughout December:
A Victorian Christmas
Annual Windsor Men’s Christmas Choir
Breakfast with Santa
Carols on the Hill
Christmas Treasure Hunt
Eton Town Christmas Lights Switch-on
Evening tour of Windsor Castle
Husky Sleigh Rides
South East Berkshire Deaf Children’s Society Choir
Thames Hospice care – Light up a Life 2008 Appeal
Windsor Christmas Lights Switch-on and Lantern Procession
Windsor Farmers’ Markets
In addition, The Bull Hotel is offering a fantastic two night package which includes entrance to Windsor Castle, a three course dinner each evening and full English breakfast each morning, for just £99.00 per adult for the two days.
Go on, treat yourself…