Are you a lover of all things grand and vintage? Do history, architecture, and culture interest you? So while you binge-watch those British period dramas from your cooped-up space at home, here’s your chance to escape and gape at the magnificent Windsor Castle in England. Yes, the Royal Family is offering a virtual tour to the largest occupied castle in the world.
Take This Grand Virtual Tour Through Windsor Castle
This digital tour takes you inside 3 massive rooms in the Castle – the State Banquet in St. George’s Hall, the Waterloo Chamber, and the Crimson Drawing Room. Each of the three will stun you with their brilliance in architecture, design and detailing.
The State Banquet in St. George’s Hall is used mostly for hosting State Banquets. When State Visits take place, the visiting Head of State is welcomed here with a banquet. The traditional State Banquet has a table seating for up to 160 guests. Yes, it’s grand! Gawk at the roof, which is studded with the coats of arms of every single Knight of the Garter and understand why certain shields on the ceiling are kept blank. Learn about the significance of the candle stand on the dining table and also why the pineapple is part of the dining design.
The Waterloo Chamber in Windsor Castle celebrates the defeat of the French in the Battle of Waterloo. The room is lined with portraits of monarchs, commanders and statesmen who defeated Napoleon. One of the busiest rooms at Windsor Castle open to the public, the room is also used for Investitures. And while you’re taking the tour, don’t forget to see the carpet, which was specifically woven for this room by the inmates of Agra prison for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
A semi-state room used regularly by the Queen for private events, the Crimson Drawing Room boasts of spectacular views across the Berkshire countryside. After being devastated by the fire of 1992, the room was renovated to maintain its former grace. The elegance of this room will bedazzle you. Zoom in and out of each space and click on information icons for more details.
About Windsor Castle
A royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Windsor Castle is used by the Queen Castle both as a private home and as an official Royal residence, where she undertakes certain formal duties. Built by William the Conqueror in the 1070s, the castle has been inhabited, altered and refurbished by successive monarchs. Currently, Her Majesty and Prince Philip are self-isolating here due to the coronavirus outbreak.
So go on, take the tour here. We’re sure this will be your grandest escape ever!