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Windsor Castle tickets

Duration: up to 2 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Availability: Daily
Printed ticket only
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Experience the oldest and largest working castle in the world

Explore 13 acres of castle grounds and the majestic State Apartments

Discover St George’s Chapel, the resting place of British monarchs

See the ceremonial Changing of the Guard during summer months

Visit when you please with tickets valid all-day long

What to expect

Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history and its magnificent State Rooms and works of art reflect the tastes of successive kings and queens.

In 1992 a devastating fire destroyed or damaged more than 100 rooms at the Castle. The highly acclaimed restoration work, completed in 1997, is a testament to the skills of some of the finest craftsmen in Europe. HM The Queen and her family spend most of their private weekends at Windsor Castle. The Queen is also officially in residence throughout April and June, when the annual Garter Service is held in St George's Chapel.

This sprawling grand home covers an area of 13 acres and overlooks charming Windsor town – pay the castle a visit and find out why our royals have lived here for centuries!

The State Apartments
Take a look inside the heart of the working palace – the State Apartments. Regularly used for ceremonial and official occasions, the Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection. Try and spot the paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci that hang from the walls! During the winter months the richly decorated Semi-State Rooms are added to the visitor route.

Queen Mary’s Dolls House
Specially built for Queen Mary by leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 1920s, Queen Mary’s Dolls House is a magical miniature residence with extraordinary attention to detail. Complete with working lights, running water and a tiny garden, this doll house is a perfect replica of an aristocratic home. The library is even filled with original works by famous writers of the day!

St. George's Chapel is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in England. It has been the setting for many royal weddings and is the burial place of ten sovereigns. The Chapel is dedicated to the patron saint of the Order of the Garter. Britain's highest Order of Chivalry. The Changing of the Guard takes place at 11.00 am, weather permitting, from Monday to Saturday between April and the end of June, and on alternate days for the rest of the year, with the exception of Sundays.


The Changing of the Guard
This rousing, truly British ceremony takes place at 11.00am, weather permitting, from Monday to Saturday between April and the end of June. The rest of the year it takes place on alternate days, with the exception of Sundays.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

What’s included

Admission to Windsor Castle

Audio guides in 9 languages

What’s not included

Transportation to Windsor Castle

Location

Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ

Meeting point:

The nearest railway stations are Windsor and Eton Central or Windsor and Eton Riverside.

When

Windsor Castle is open daily throughout the year, with a few exceptions when the Castle is used for official functions. When the State Apartments are closed the Precincts, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the Drawings Gallery will remain open

Castle closures:

  • 9th, 10th and 22nd April
  • 15th June
  • 25th and 26th December

State Apartment closures:

  • 22nd April
  • 4th to 7th May
  • 14th June
  • 16th June

St George's Chapel closures:

  • 23rd and 24th December

Provider

Golden Tours Gray Line London

Important to know

  • As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for state ceremonies and official entertaining. Closures may occasionally occur at short notice
  • Complimentary audioguides are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Due to heightened security, visitors will not be allowed to take any form of liquid into Windsor Castle
  • When the State Apartments are closed the Precincts, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the Drawings Gallery will remain open
  • Tickets are non-refundable