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Windsor Castle - Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen. The Castle has been a royal palace and fortress for over 900 years and remains a working palace today.
Close to Windsor Castle, in the Home Park, is Frogmore House.
The State Apartments - These extensive suites of rooms are the heart of the working palace. All are furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, fine tapestries and porcelain, sculpture and armour. St.George?s Hall, completely restored following the fire of 1992, is the room in which The Queen holds State Banquets and receptions.
More Information on Windsor Castle - In addition, from October to the end of March each year the Semi State rooms are opened to visitors. These lavish rooms were also fully restored following the fire of 1992 and are some of the most splendid interiors in the Castle.
The Drawings Gallery - Here regular exhibitions of treasures from the Royal Library are exhibited.
The exhibition Ten Religious Masterpieces from the Royal Collection will run to 22 April 2001. The works have been selected to represent the Life of Christ as drawn by some of the greatest masters in the history of Western art. Artists include Leonardo, Michelangelo and Dürer.
Queen Mary's Dolls' House
A palace in miniature, Queen Mary?s Dolls? House is the most famous dolls? house in the world. Built to a scale of 1:12 by master craftsmen in the 1920s, everything in the house is perfection including the miniature lights which illuminate the finely decorated state rooms, the servant?s quarters and the garages.
St. George's Chapel
Built in the 14th century and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Britain, St. George?s Chapel is the burial place of ten sovereigns and the home of the Order of the Garter.
Many royal weddings have taken place here, most recently that of The Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones in June 1999.
Directions: By train ? To Windsor from London Waterloo Station or London Paddington Station (Telephone 08457 484950 UK Only)
By coach ? To Windsor from London, Green Line operates daily services from Victoria Coa
othercontact: Tickets may be purchased on arri
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