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Windsor Castle

British monarch official residence;
Gravesite of ten British kings

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
The "Long Walk" as seen from Albert Road (Highway A308) on the south side of the castle.
Click to enlarge. Photo by Anna Montrās.

Windsor Castle From the Air
Windsor Castle From the Air
Notice that the town of Windsor wraps right around the castle.
Click to enlarge. Photo by Mark S. Jobling.

Elton John's <i>A Single Man</i>
Elton John's A Single Man
The 1978 album cover was shot in front of Windsor Castle, perhaps because it was not far from Elton's London residence.
Copyright 1978 William A.Bong Ltd.

Castle Hill
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
England
020 7766 7304

Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world. It has been continually occupied longer than any other castle in the world.

On This Very Spot in the 1070s, William the Conqueror built a wooden castle on a location one day's march from London.

On This Very Spot in the 1170s, King Henry II rebuilt most of the castle in stone.

On This Very Spot on November 13, 1312, King Edward III was born.

On This Very Spot in the 1360s, King Edward III extended the Castle, creating the immense St. George's Hall for the Knights of his newly founded Order of the Garter.

On This Very Spot in the late 1400s, St. George's Chapel was built during the reigns of King Edward IV and Henry VIII.

On This Very Spot in St. George's Chapel are buried ten British kings: King Edward IV, Henry VI, Henry VIII, Charles I, George III, George IV, King William IV, Edward VII, George V and George VI.

On This Very Spot in 1648, Charles I was held here by Oliver Cromwell's forces before his trial and execution in London.

On This Very Spot on January 29, 1820, George III died at the age of 81.

On This Very Spot on December 14, 1861, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, died of typhoid at the young age of 41. He was buried in an elaborate mausoleum in the Windsor Home Park.

On This Very Spot the cover photo for Elton John's 1978 album A Single Man was shot.

On This Very Spot the present Queen Elizabeth II spends most of her weekends. It is the most-used royal residence after Buckingham Palace.

Submitted by: Michael Lejman

 
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Although a private residence of the British Royal Family, Windsor Castle is open to tourists. For complete information, visit the official website of the royal family at http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page557.asp or the official website of the town of Windsor at http://www.windsor.gov.uk/attractions/castle.htm.

Nearest Major Airport: London Heathrow


Latitude: 51.482700; Longitude: -0.607100



 
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