KNOW HERE: Unique features of Windsor Castle in United Kingdom


Windsor Castle is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United Kingdom. Located in Windsor, the castle has been home to the British monarchy for almost 1000 years. 


One of the most recognizable features of Windsor Castle is the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place in the castle’s quadrangle. This ceremony is a must-see for anyone visiting Windsor and offers a glimpse into the traditional tradition and grandeur of the British monarchy.

The Windsor Castle guards protect the castle and the reigning monarch. These guards are some of the most elite soldiers in the British Army and have a long history of protecting the court. The guards are members of the Household Division, an elite unit of the British Army responsible for preserving the monarch and other royal family members.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Windsor Castle is a spectacle. The ceremony occurs daily at 11 am, and crowds gather to watch the soldiers march from the barracks to the castle gates. The guards wear the iconic red uniform of the Household Division and carry rifles with fixed bayonets.

The ceremony lasts around 30 minutes and includes the following:

  • A procession of the guards from the barracks.
  • A handover of the keys to the castle.
  • A musical performance by the guards’ band.

The ceremony concludes with a march back to the barracks.

The guards at Windsor Castle are highly trained soldiers with extensive training to protect the castle and the monarch. They are skilled in unarmed combat, weapons handling and marksmanship. The guards are also trained in first aid and have received instruction in dealing with potential terrorist threats.

In conclusion, the Windsor Castle guards are an essential part of the British Army and are responsible for protecting one of the most iconic landmarks in the United Kingdom. The Changing of the Guard ceremony is a must-see for anyone visiting Windsor and provides a glimpse into the grandeur and tradition of the British monarchy. So, if you ever have the chance to visit Windsor Castle, ensure you attend the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony.


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