Thursday, September 01, 2011

Windsor Castle bans children under 11 climbing tower

Windsor Castle has banned children under the age of 11 from climbing its Round Tower, which recently reopened to the public after 36 years. Bosses put the age restriction in place after a health and safety assessment on the iconic 200-stone step tower.

A Windsor Castle spokesman said: "It was thought a child of 11 might be too short to reach the handrail."

Children up to 16 must also be accompanied by an adult when climbing the 215 ft (65.5m) medieval fortress.

Click here to read this article from the BBC