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Windsor Castle

At Windsor Castle, George IV's Inner Hall will be opened up and restored for its original use as an entrance hall, reinstating the sequence of spaces that link the current entrance on the North Terrace to the State Entrance on the south side.  From here, visitors will be able to visit the State Apartments, the world's most famous dolls' house, or pause and enjoy refreshments in the new café.
 
The State Entrance, where Heads of State and official guests arrive at the Castle, will become part of the visitor route and allow all visitors to Windsor to enjoy the spectacular view of the two-and-a-half mile tree-lined Long Walk, created by Charles II in the 1680s.
 
An artist's impression of the reinstated Inner Hall, linking the entrance on the North Terrace to the State Entrance.

An artist's impression of the reinstated Inner Hall, linking the entrance on the North Terrace to the State Entrance. ©

The medieval Undercroft will be opened up to visitors and become the Castle's first permanent café.  One of the few remaining parts of Edward III's major renovations in the 1360s, the Undercroft is among the oldest surviving parts of the Castle and during the 14th century served as the principal cellar and larder.

An artist's impression of the new café in the Castle's Undercroft.

An artist's impression of the new café in the Castle's Undercroft. ©

A new interpretation space will tell the story of Windsor and its development over 1,000 years and a choice of routes through the Castle will be introduced. A dedicated Learning Centre within the Castle precincts will provide creative spaces for schools, adults and families to learn about the Royal Collection and the Castle.

Visitor facilities and step-free access throughout the Castle will be improved and at the very start of a visit the Visitor Entrance and Ticket Hall will be enlarged and reconfigured, creating a new view of the Castle's famous Round Tower, as well as faster and more efficient admission to the Castle.

Find out more about what there is to see and do at Windsor Castle.

An artist's impression of the new vista of the famous Round Tower from the enlarged Ticket Hall.

An artist's impression of the new vista of the famous Round Tower from the enlarged Ticket Hall. ©