Windsor Castle In England

Windsor Castle In England

  Europe >> United Kingdom >>  England
By mcimmortalmike
Sun, 17 May 2009


Windsor Castle is the most popular and historic of all castles in England. Still a principal home of the British royal family, the sprawling structure is the largest and oldest residential castle in the world. It has been the site of a royal residence for almost 1,000 years, since the time of William the Conqueror. It is indeed wonderfully preserved as it stood the test of time.

Williamís fortifications consisted of a wooden structure atop an artificial hill. Throughout the history of Windsor Castle other monarchs have put their own stamp on the castle, but the round hill and outer walls are still in the same position as in Williamís day. Windsorís strategic position, 20 miles west of London near the banks of the River Thames, made it an important Norman fortress. Walking around this important tourist spot will make you reflect how marvelous England is.

Windsor Castle
A view from above
The Round Tower at Windsor Castle