The best Windsor Castle tours from London

View of Windsor Castle and its manicured grounds.
Windsor Castle and grounds. Image courtesy of Shutterstock / sloukam.
Discover more than 900 years of royal history with the best Windsor Castle tours and day trips from London – complete with your choice of transport, guided visits and more.

Experience one of London’s most magnificent royal palaces during a day trip to Windsor Castle (said to be the Queen’s favourite residence). Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and has been home to 39 monarchs.

From the lavish State Apartments and impressive grounds, to St George’s Chapel, where many a royal has tied the knot (including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, of course), there are plenty of things to see at Windsor Castle.

Make sure you don’t miss out on anything by booking tickets to a Windsor Castle tour. Find the right tour for you, whether you just want to visit the castle or fancy exploring more than one historic site on a day trip.

Windsor Castle afternoon tour

Visit Windsor Castle’s famous State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel on this afternoon tour which includes return coach travel from London and entry to the castle. The tour of the castle is unescorted, accompanied by an audio guide and lasts approximately two hours. Duration: six hours

Book now

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle tour

From late July to late September, Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public so you can couple your visit to the Queen’s favourite castle with a tour of her official London residence. Take a peek inside the royal palace’s lavishly furnished State Rooms and look out for some of the Royal Collection’s greatest treasures on display. The tour is unescorted, accompanied by an audio guide and includes coach transfer between the palaces. Duration: nine hours (in summer only)

Book now

Windsor Castle, Oxford and Stonehenge tour with lunch and admissions

Follow in the footsteps of Neolithic ancestors, royals and famous scholars, as you discover not one but three of England’s most historic sites: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Oxford. This day trip includes return coach travel from London, admissions to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, and a packed lunch. This is an escorted tour with an experienced guide. Duration: 11 hours

Book now

Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge tour with lunch and admissions

Visit a royal palace, decipher the mystery of a unique rock formation, and view the incredible remains of one of the greatest spas of the ancient world, on a day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath. Return coach travel from London, a packed lunch and admissions to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and the Roman Baths are all included on this escorted tour with an experienced guide. Duration: 12 hours

Book now

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath with lunch and admissions

Packed with ancient history, royal connections and quaint English towns, this day trip lets you take in four gorgeous locations: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath and lesser-known Lacock – with its beautiful abbey and old-world charm. Enjoy return coach travel from London, a packed lunch and admissions to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. This is an escorted tour with an experienced guide. Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

Book now

Windsor Castle and Roman Baths with lunch and admissions

Visit Windsor Castle and experience the life of royalty before heading to the ancient Roman Baths in the city of Bath. Visit the Pump Rooms and sip the water to benefit from the fabled healing properties held inside. Admissions to both Windsor Castle and the Roman Baths is included. This is an escorted tour with coach travel between stops. Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes.

Book now

Day trip to Windsor by rail with entry to Windsor Castle

Explore the picture-pretty town of Windsor at your own pace, with its independent shops, gorgeous riverside location and famous castle. This day trip includes return rail travel from London and entry to Windsor Castle. The tour of the castle is unescorted, accompanied by an audio guide and lasts approximately two hours. Duration: open ended

Book now

Find more fantastic day trips from London, or take a look at the best sightseeing tours in the capital.