Standing as the pride and joy of Berkshire, spreading over a vast thirteen acres from the eleventh century, Windsor Castle is famed to comprise a thousand rooms within its boundaries. Controlled by the Royal Family, it is prized due to its fine architectural structure and sentimental value. Being the most occupied castle in England it’s claimed to have been remodeled, refurbished and amended during the reign of different persons since the reign of Henry I.
The castle grounds also become home to St. George’s Chapel, which is said to be a marvelous specimen of great Gothic-designed architecture. The aim of building the Royal citadel was to protect the outskirts of London being dominated by the Normans while keeping a close eye on a very important part of the River Thames. The grand structure is made to multi-task as a fortification, a small village and a majestic dwelling for the Royal household. The blend of Victorian, Georgian and Gothic features in the structure with a flavor of modernity makes the castle unique amongst other royal abodes.
The origins of the castle date back to almost a millennium ago, when William the Conqueror erected the structure along with several other castles to ensure he had plenty of cover and fortification as he fought during the Norman Conquest. Initially the structure was mostly wooden, but a century or so into its existence some parts began to subside, making it imperative upon the incumbents to redo it in stone. Presently, the castle boasts of a round tower where the royal archives are located, the Middle, Upper and Lower Wards, where the state rooms, assembly halls and terraces are found. The palace also has a collection of war and imperial memorabilia in the form of statues, paintings that adorn the walls and stone carvings that guard the entrances to the most important divisions of the royal house.
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