Conquer the Tower at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

For over 800 years, Windsor Castle’s world-famous Round Tower has dominated the surrounding landscape. This month they announced a new, guided tour – ‘Conquer the Tower’.

For over 800 years, Windsor Castle’s world-famous Round Tower has dominated the surrounding landscape. This month they announced a new, guided tour called ‘Conquer the Tower’.

Beginning later this year the tour will, for the first time, take visitors inside the Round Tower and up 200 steps to the top of one of the nation’s iconic landmarks. From a height of 65.5 metres above the River Thames, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Castle and historic parkland, the Thames Valley, the London skyline and across several counties.

The tour runs daily throughout August and September 2011. From the top of the Round Tower, 40 metres above the town of Windsor, visitors can fully appreciate the extent of the Castle. Covering an area of 5.3 hectares, the site comprises the Lower Ward, including medieval St George’s Chapel and the residences of the Military Knights; the Middle Ward, built around the original Norman motte and crowned by the Round Tower; and the Upper Ward, containing the State Apartments and royal apartments arranged around the Quadrangle.

 

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