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All about castles

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Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Today The Queen spends most of her weekends at Windsor. It is the perfect example of a castle that has weathered nearly 1,000 years of use.

A lot can be learned about castles through the ages using Windsor Castle as an example. From information about Windsor Castle and the people who lived there, to fun games and activities, take a look at the resources highlighted in this section. 

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All about Castles (Remote Activity)

Use this fun resource to learn all about the largest, inhabited Castle in the world. The activity can be used at home or even in conjunction with an exciting visit to the Castle.

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Knights Application Pack (Remote Activity)

So you would like to be a knight? Use this fascinating activity to see if you have got what it takes to be a knight at Windsor Castle

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Who built Windsor Castle?

Learn more about the history of Windsor Castle and the kings and queens who made changes to the building

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King of the Castle

Discover what life was like for Henry VIII and his magnificent Tudor court at Windsor Castle more than 500 hundred years ago. Joust in the Quadrangle, hunt in Windsor Great Forest and enjoy a splendid feast fit for a king!

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Explore our interactive map of Windsor Castle

Discover more about the State Apartments at Windsor Castle with our interactive map

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Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History

Find out about some of the past Royal residents of Windsor Castle with this interactive line of succession app. This app is currently FREE to download.

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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

The Grand Vestibule is still one of the first places that international guests pass through during a State Visit to Windsor. The case displays have recently been updated to include objects from the many world cultures represented in the Royal Collection.

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Explore the links below to discover a variety of resources, interactive games and trails.