Windsor Castle

Windsor

Overview

Times

Mon, Thur to Sun. Mar to Oct: 10am to 5.15pm (last admission 4pm). Nov to Feb: 10am to 4.15pm (last admission 3pm).

Duration

Approximately two hours

Age

All ages

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

Windsor Castle

Address
Windsor Castle
Windsor
SL4 1NJ
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 3123 7321
Email
[email protected]
Public transport:
Rail: Windsor & Eton Central; Rail: Windsor & Eton Riverside; Green Line from London Victoria: 700, 701, 702, 703.

About

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. A royal home and fortress for more than 900 years, it remains a working palace to this day, and is the official residence of His Majesty The King.

What is there to see at Windsor Castle?

Your ticket to Windsor Castle allows entry to the magnificent State Apartments, decorated with some of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection. Spot masterpieces on display by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck, Sèvres porcelain and exquisite English and French furniture.

Admire Queen Mary's Doll's House – the largest dolls’ house in the world – and St. George's Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in 2018 and where Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in 2022.

The Moat Room gives an overview of the castle's 950-year history, with three largescale bronze models showing how the castle looked at different moments in time.

You can take a self-guided tour of the Castle with a free multimedia tour.

Try to time your visit for the Changing the Guard ceremony, it takes place at 11am on select days throughout the year (weather permitting).

Read more about the top 10 things to see at Windsor Castle.

external shot of Windsor Castle and the surrounding green grounds

How can I get tickets?

Tickets to Windsor Castle must be booked in advance – book Windsor Castle tickets now.

Alternatively, book onto one of the many day trips to Windsor Castle that include entry to the castle plus stops at other attractions and towns, including Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Lacock, Salisbury and Hampton Court Palace.

If you’re short on time, join an afternoon coach tour from London to Windsor Castle, giving you enough time to look around before returning in the evening. You can even combine London's two iconic royal residences on a Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour. 

Where is Windsor Castle?

Windsor Castle is in Windsor, around 25 miles (40km) from central London in the county of Berkshire. The town of Windsor is on the banks of the Thames, to the south of Slough and to the west of Heathrow Airport.

landscape shot of the Grand reception in Windsor Castle, featuring high ceilings, gold interior decor and plush red furnishings

How to get there

Travel to Windsor by train from London Paddington to Windsor and Eton Central station, with services taking as little as 22 minutes. Trains also run from London Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Riverside, taking just less than an hour.

Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely afternoon or full day coach tour from Victoria in central London.

Who lives at Windsor Castle?

Windsor Castle is one of the official residences of His Majesty The King.

How long does it take to walk around?

The recommended time to visit Windsor Castle is two to three hours, allowing you to complete the full visitors’ route around the castle and grounds.

interior shot of St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, with high vault ceilings, gold interior and a long red carpet running end to end

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket From £15.50 per ticket
Concession Ticket From £18.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £28.00 per ticket

Under 5s free. Discounts for families and groups of at least 15.

Opening Times

Monday, Thursday to Sunday:

March to October: 10am to 5.15pm (last admission 4pm).

November to February: 10am to 4.15pm (last admission 3pm).

Closures:

11-15 jan: castle closed

29 mar: castle closed

On the days the castle is closed, the tours will operate with a walking tour instead.

Facilities

Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted