Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

WINDSOR CASTLE


WINDSOR CASTLE
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The first structure was a wooden Norman motte and bailey castle. A circular keep, the Round Tower, and stone walls replaced the original structures in 1180 and the Norman gate was added in the 14th century. The castle, used as a palace throughout its history, covers an area of 13 acres and has been continuously extended.

Open to the public, although the State Apartments are closed when the Queen is in residence.


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Directions
In the centre of the town
Windsor and Maidenhead SL4 1NJ

 



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