"Windsor" Reading Things to Do Tip by Geoff_Wright

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<font face=algerian color=magenta size=+2>W</font><b><font color=blue>indsor is best known for its castle, home of the British Monarchy for almost a thousand years, and the largest inhabited castle in the World. It has been suggested that it was built on the site of a Celtic camp where King Arthur or one of his subordinates lived as the town is mentioned in Arthurian literature. Legend says the Round Table stood atop the motte of the Round Tower. William the Conqueror picked the site (which was then in the parish of Clewer) for a defencive wooden motte and bailey castle, soon after 1066. It was totally rebuilt in stone during the 12th and 13th century, as were most English castles, when the castle became more popular with the English Kings.

Directions: <font face=algerian color=magenta size=+2>T</font><b><font color=blue>his photo of the main entrance to Windsor Castle was 'loaned' to me by VT member EdwinaDolly (thanks Eddie!), and you can click on

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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