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Windsor Castle is the main attraction of the town of Windsor, Berskhire, located situated 21 miles (34 km) west of central London. It is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and an official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Windsor Castle is the main attraction of the town of Windsor, Berskhire, located situated 21 miles (34 km) west of central London. It is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and an official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaWindsor Castle is the main attraction of the town of Windsor, Berskhire, located situated 21 miles (34 km) west of central London. In the photo: Curfew Tower and a part of the Lower Ward.
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Windsor Castle is the main attraction of the town of Windsor, Berskhire, located situated 21 miles (34 km) west of central London. In the photo: Curfew Tower and a part of the Lower Ward.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaWindsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and an official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In the photo: The Henry VIII gateway in the Lower Ward.
Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and an official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In the photo: The Henry VIII gateway in the Lower Ward.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaWindsor Castle occupies a vast area of more than 13 acres (five hectares).
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Windsor Castle occupies a vast area of more than 13 acres (five hectares).
© Sputnik / Irina RyapolovaWindsor Castle is one of the United Kingdom's main tourist attractions.
Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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Windsor Castle is one of the United Kingdom's main tourist attractions.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaThe castle, the Queen's preferred weekend home, combines the features of a fortification, a palace, and a small town. In the photo: the Round Tower in the Middle Ward.
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The castle, the Queen's preferred weekend home, combines the features of a fortification, a palace, and a small town. In the photo: the Round Tower in the Middle Ward.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaThe Round Tower was built by Henry II in the 12th century and remodeled in the 19th century.
The Round Tower, Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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The Round Tower was built by Henry II in the 12th century and remodeled in the 19th century.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaWindsor Castle contains St. George's Chapel, the burial place of 10 monarchs.
St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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Windsor Castle contains St. George's Chapel, the burial place of 10 monarchs.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaSt. George's Chapel is considered one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England.
St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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St. George's Chapel is considered one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England.
© Sputnik / Irina RyapolovaSt George's Chapel and the lodgings of the Military Knights in the Lower Ward.
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St George's Chapel and the lodgings of the Military Knights in the Lower Ward.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaThe castle's North Terrace overlooks the River Thames and Eton.
Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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The castle's North Terrace overlooks the River Thames and Eton.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaTourists queuing to see Queen Mary's Dolls House, the largest, most beautiful, and most famous dolls house in the world. No photography is allowed inside to preserve the masterpiece.
Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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Tourists queuing to see Queen Mary's Dolls House, the largest, most beautiful, and most famous dolls house in the world. No photography is allowed inside to preserve the masterpiece.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaBand concerts are often held at the castle. In the photo: a concert of scout bands on May 1, 2011.
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Band concerts are often held at the castle. In the photo: a concert of scout bands on May 1, 2011.
© Sputnik / Irina RyapolovaThe Queen's Guards also took part in the concert.
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The Queen's Guards also took part in the concert.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaThe castle's Norman Gate was built by Edward III in the 14th century and remodeled in the 19th century.
Windsor Castle, the Norman Gate - Sputnik International
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The castle's Norman Gate was built by Edward III in the 14th century and remodeled in the 19th century.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaThe South Wing of the castle's Upper Ward.
The South Wing of the Upper Ward, Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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The South Wing of the castle's Upper Ward.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaCurfew Tower built under Henry III in the 13th century and remodeled in the 19th century.
Windsor Castle - Sputnik International
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Curfew Tower built under Henry III in the 13th century and remodeled in the 19th century.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaA view of the Round Tower from the River Thames embankment.
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A view of the Round Tower from the River Thames embankment.
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