Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021 Photo: Peter Packer.
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Discover 900 years of history at Windsor Castle, a magnificent royal palace and residence of the Queen.


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.

Don’t miss 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.

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 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.

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 is a royal residence of the Queen, who usually spends weekends at Windsor Castle and also stays for a month over Easter and a week in summer during the Royal Ascot event.

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.

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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.

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).

Venue Details & Map

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
+44 (0)20 3123 7321
Public transport:
Rail: Windsor & Eton Central; Rail: Windsor & Eton Riverside; Green Line from London Victoria: 700, 701, 702, 703.


Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted

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