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.
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 stunning Van Dyck paintings, works by Rubens and Wedgewood porcelain.
Admire Queen Mary's Doll's House – the largest dolls’ house in the world – and St. George's Chapel, where many royal occasions have taken place.
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.
Head to the China Museum to spot beautiful pieces of porcelain that Queen Mary chose to display in the corridor in the 1920s.
You can also pick up a free audio guide for a tour of the castle introduced by King Charles III.
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.
How can I get tickets to Windsor Castle?
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.
How to get to Windsor Castle
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 was rumoured to be Queen Elizabeth II’s preferred royal residence. It is yet to be confirmed whether King Charles III will live at Windsor Castle.
Many people live and work at Windsor Castle, including the Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle and the Dean of Windsor.
How long does it take to walk around Windsor Castle?
The recommended time to visit Windsor Castle is 90 minutes to two hours, allowing you to complete the full visitors’ route around the castle and grounds.
Prices and opening times
|Child ticket||£14.50 to £15.50 per ticket|
|Adult ticket||£26.50 to £28.50 per ticket|
Under 5s free. Discounts for families and groups of at least 15.
Monday, Thursday to Sunday:
March to October: 10am to 5.15pm (last admission 4pm).
November to February: 10am to 4.15pm (last admission 3pm).
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- Public transport:
- Rail: Windsor & Eton Central; Rail: Windsor & Eton Riverside; Green Line from London Victoria: 700, 701, 702, 703.
- Booking Facilities
- Group bookings accepted