Windsor Castle is one of the most famous castles in the World. Windsor is the oldest and largest castle which can boast continuous occupation for over 900 years. Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family regard Windsor Castle as their home. Windsor Castle has a chequered history which moves from its construction as a Wooden Motte and Bailey castle by William the Conqueror to a massive stone fortress. Surviving siege warfare to the Age of Medieval Knights and Chivalry and the English Civil War. In 1649 a bill, in the English parliament, to demolish Windsor Castle was defeated by just one vote! Windsor Castle has been neglected and declared inhabitable and then transformed into a luxurious palace. Windsor Castle has survived two World Wars and was then nearly destroyed by an accidental fire! Is it any wonder that people are fascinated by the magnificent Windsor castle?