Windsor is a great day out all year round, but a Christmas trip to Windsor Castle is something very special.
From the moment you enter Castle Hill you will see decorations and ornaments fit for a queen. Although our Queen Elizabeth doesn’t actually spend Christmas Day at Windsor Castle, the Royal Standard was flying. This indicates that she was in residence during out visit.
It looks like no expense was spared on the Christmas decorations at Windsor Castle and it all looked perfectly ready for the festive season.
Unsurprisingly, the castle looks great. The Christmas trees are tall and magnificently decorated and the royal rooms have been decked out with festive adornments. There are shimmering reds and gold, which compliment the ornate decor of the stately rooms.
St George's Gate
The gateway and lanterns of St George’s Gate were decorated with wreaths. Additionally, other outdoor areas and lamp posts around the castle have also been festively dressed. The whole place has a Christmas feel about it.
A Christmas tradition
It has become Windsor Castle tradition to give this 20 ft Nordmann Fir tree pride of place in St George’s Hall.
This wonderful tree, grown in Windsor Great Park, dominates St George’s Hall with its splendour. They have adorned the tree with abundant red and gold decorations, giving the room a really festive feel.
Luckily we arrived on time to hear the choir perform a collection of carols and festive songs. They had amazing voices and really put us in a Christmas mood. It really was the icing on the cake for our Christmas trip to Windsor Castle.
Another magnificent Christmas tree
This enormous tree stands at the junction of the High Street and Castle Hill, behind the statue of Queen Victoria. It is a welcome sight for any visitor arriving at the castle. They have decorated the tree in hundreds of gold baubles and fairy lights and the result is really impressive.
We stood in front of the tree to watch the traditional changing of the guards. It was a memorable sight to watch the soldiers march up the hill to the sounds of their band. They turned around the Christmas tree to make their entrance to the castle.
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