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The Ghosts of Windsor Castle
by Stuart Bazga
Windsor Castle is one of
the many homes of the present Queen of England, several of her royal ancestors,
and "non-royal" spirits, one of whom, according to legend was an ancient
Saxon hunter named Herne, who was renowned thought out the area for his
outstanding hunting abilities. One story tells of Herne, as one of the
Royal keepers for King Richard II (1367-1400), who was hated by the other
keepers for his extraordinary skills.
|One day the King was in
danger of being trampled by an incensed stag while hunting and how Herne
putting himself between the King and the stag was mortally wounded.
In the last 250 years, hundreds
of people have claimed to have seen his spirit, often accompanied by his
pack of hounds. In the early 1860's the tree from which he was found hanging,
was cut down, and Queen Victoria kept the oak logs for her fire "To help
kill the ghost". Her plan didn't work however.
Other legends tell of witchcraft
and suicide, and a demonic horned being upon whose appearance brings illness
and misfortune to all who see him, especially the Royal family. He can
be seen in Windsor castle's gardens with "his trademark stag's head."
King Henry VIII has been
seen walking the hallways of Windsor castle. His footsteps, along with
agonizing moans, have been heard by many guests of the castle.
||One of his wives, Anne Boleyn,
has been seen standing at the window in the Dean's Cloister, as well as,
Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I has also been seen in the Royal Library.
She has been seen walking from one room to another. She is always dressed
in a black gown with a black lace shawl draped over her shoulders.
King Charles I has been seen
many times in the library and the Canon's house, and although he was beheaded
during the English Revolution, his ghost is seen as a whole. It is said
he looks exactly like his portraits.
King George III had many
bouts with mental deterioration. During these times he was kept out of
the public's eye. He can be seen looking out the windows located below
the Royal Library where he was confined during the recurrence of his illness.
The first Duke of Buckingham,
Sir George Villiers, is said to haunt one of the bedrooms of Windsor castle.
And many spirits haunt the Long Walk, one of whom is a young solider who
shot himself after, while on his guard watch, saw marble statues moving
"of their own accord." His ghost has seen by other soldiers on guard duty
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Inn Slough Windsor
Offering a warm welcome,
outstanding service and friendly staff, the Holiday Inn Slough Windsor
is a prefect place to reside for an wonderful vacation. The Holiday
Inn Slough Windsor is located in the heart of the Thames Valley and is
only 20 miles from central London. This property is close to Windsor Castle,
Lego land Windsor and many more attractions. The inn features spacious
rooms that are beautifully designed and well equipped with numerous amenities
to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The on-site restaurant
serves a variety of international delectable and healthy food for you to
dine in a comfortable atmosphere. You can also get relaxed at the bar with
a refreshing cocktail during your stay.
Court Hotel Windsor
Oakley Court Hotel is one
of the most popular and elegant Country House Hotels in Windsor. Whatever
your purpose of visit maybe the team at Oakley Court will ensure it a success.
The hotel offers 118 air conditioned accommodation units ranging from spacious
rooms to deluxe suites. Enjoy the elegant comforts, which await you no
matter which kind of bedroom you choose. Each unit offers the classic understated
style you would expect from a deluxe country house hotel. Visit the
Oakleaf restaurant that produce a gastronomic experience which is memorable
and delightful. Later in the evening, you can also enjoy a nice drink with
Castle Hotel Windsor
Set in the heart of Windsor,
this hotel is close to Windsor Guildhall and Windsor Parish Church, as
well as Windsor Castle. Other attractions include Legoland Windsor. Dining
options at Mercure Castle Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property
amenities include express check-out. There are 108 guestrooms at Mercure
Castle Hotel. Bathrooms feature bathrobes. Televisions have satellite channels.
Rooms also include desks, coffee/tea makers, blackout drapes/curtains,
and trouser presses. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up
Christopher Wren's House Hotel Windsor
Positioned between the banks
of the Thames and the Windsor Castle, the Sir Christopher Wren's House
Hotel and Spa is just few minutes drive from the Windsor Riverside Train
Station and the London Heathrow Airport. This property offers 96
prestigious accommodation units, where its suites and guestrooms combine
elegance and class with the most exclusive and modern comforts. Guests
can enjoy a variety of modern European cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere
of the on-site Strok's Restaurant. The Martini Bar is an ideal place for
you to relax with a cool exotic drink, after a tiring day.