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Experience the Historic Windsor Castle With Windsor Weekend Deals

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The Windsor Castle is a must-see when visiting London. And now, travelers can experience this spectacular medieval site with special Windsor weekend deals offered by the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel. The Escape! Windsor Castle Package, which is valid through 23rd December, 2012, offers two types of packages. This Windsor hotel deal includes guest room accommodations, breakfast…

Windsor Castle’s famous Round Tower reopens to the public

Windsor Castle’s world-famous round tower is opened to the public on 01 August for the first time in almost four decades. The tower was closed to visitors in 1975 for major construction work and was under-pinned to prevent subsidence, but instead of reopening to visitors, it was later converted into office space for the Royal…

Floating walkway to open up London’s hidden past

A mile-long floating walkway on London’s river Thames is being planned in the heart of the capital, allowing views of the city’s hidden alleys, wharves and landmarks dating back to medieval times. The pontoon, known as the “London River Park”, will connect Blackfriars Bridge, on the western edge of the ancient city, and the Tower…

Rare medieval artefact discovered on River Thames shore

A rare medieval roof finial which was found in the River Thames offers an insight into how London looked 600 years ago, experts have said. The object, which dates from the late 12th Century or 13th Century, is in the shape of an animal and would have embellished the ridges of tiled roofs. It is…