Windsor Castle is one the most famous and interesting buildings in England.
The castle is an official residence of The Queen. It has been a Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, but it is still a working palace today. Within the castle complex there are many attractions. Visitors can walk around the beautiful State Apartments. These are large suites of rooms in the palace. The apartments contain many treasures, including famous paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck.
There is also the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary’s dolls’ house, and the fourteenth-century St. George’s Chapel. Ten kings are buried in St George’s Chapel and many Royal weddings have taken place there.
Across the water from Windsor is Eton, home of Eton College, one of the most famous and important schools in England. Eton College is a boarding school for boys aged 13-18 and was founded in 1440. Prince William and Prince Harry both studied here.
The riverside walk is also very pleasant, and numerous companies offer boat trips.