George IV’s Inner Hall at Windsor Castle ©
INNER HALL AT WINDSOR CASTLE REVEALED AND QUEEN MARY’S DOLLS’ HOUSE REOPENS
Now, for the first time since its closure by George’s niece, Queen Victoria, the Inner Hall serves its original purpose as a magnificent welcome area for visitors to the Castle.
From the Inner Hall, visitors can explore the State Apartments and Semi-State Rooms, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the newly-revealed State Entrance hall, which is also a new addition to the visitor route. From here, for the first time, visitors can see the State Entrance, where guests of Her Majesty The Queen are welcomed to Windsor, and enjoy the spectacular view of the two-and-a-half mile Long Walk, created by Charles II in the 1680s.
The opening of the Inner Hall coincides with the reopening of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, which had been closed whilst these restoration works took place. In this area we have also completed new toilet facilities, ensuring that visitors to the Castle have the best possible experience.