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Royal Residency: Witness the grandeur of Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle globally, steeped in royal history.
Stunning Architecture: Marvel at exquisite architecture, from the iconic Round Tower to the lavish State Apartments, showcasing timeless elegance.
Changing of the Guard: Experience the ceremonial Changing of the Guard, a quintessentially British tradition adding vibrancy to your visit.
Picturesque Grounds: Explore the enchanting castle grounds, including the beautiful St. George's Chapel and sprawling gardens, offering a serene escape.
Go for: Standard entrance tickets
Ticket type: Half-day guided tour, full-day guided tour
Duration: From 5 hours upto 12 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide
Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge Tour from London
Half-Day Tour to Windsor Castle from London
Windsor Castle, Oxford & Stonehenge Tour from London
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath with Access to Roman Bath
Full-Day Small Group Guided Tour of Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath from London
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Discounted Tickets: Entry to the castle is free for children under 5 years of age.
Here are some highlight attractions that you will witness during your Windsor Castle tour.
In the Upper Ward lie the extravagant State Apartments. Each room is designed based on a particular architectural style, the most famous of them being in Rococo style.
Famous as the venue of the latest royal wedding, this Gothic chapel was constructed in 1475. It is located in the Lower Ward of the castle.
Located in the heart of the castle, in the Middle Ward, is the Round Tower. It has been housing the Royal Archives since 1993.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, visitors can see the guards exchange duties with another set of guards in this ceremony.
King George IV’s greatest and last commission, the Semi-State Rooms are decorated lavishly in a stunning blend of Classic, Gothic, and Rococo styles.
Queen Mary's Dolls' House features intricately designed rooms, including the Royal Chambers, Saloon and Dining Room, and Library. It even has working electricity, running hot water, and working lifts.
The Waterloo Chamber was commissioned by King George IV, following Britain’s victory in the Battle of Waterloo. It features over 50 portraits of British royalty.
This room features beautiful, unique china that Queen Mary used to display in the corridors in 1920. It has pieces from China, Japan, and others.
Windsor is pleasant to visit throughout the year, but the best time to visit Windsor is during spring. The weather is pleasant, and the scenery is lovely. However, if you want to avoid crowds, you can visit between November to March. While it is colder, the beauty of Windsor Castle remains just the same.
Here are some popular restaurants near Windsor Castle:
If you plan to stay in Windsor, you can choose to stay in hostels or go camping if you’re looking for something budget-friendly.
If you need something mid-range, you can pick from a self-catered apartment, a Bed & Breakfast, or an inn.
And if you want a luxurious stay, you can pick from an array of luxury and boutique hotels.
Located opposite Windsor Castle, the Windsor Royal station has about forty stores, along with a bunch of eateries. While some stores remain closed due to COVID-19, this still remains a popular shopping destination.
Additionally, Windsor also has many department stores, high street shops, and independent boutiques — so there is always something for everyone!
Here are some things that are a must-do when visiting Windsor Castle:
While slightly on the expensive side, the best tickets are those that include a guided tour. This enriches your experience as you get insight into the workings and history of the monument. Additionally, your transfers are covered, making your visit hassle-free.
Yes. Entry to the Castle is included in the London Pass along with access to 80+ other attractions.
Yes, Windsor Castle opened its doors for visitors on July 23, 2020, and has been operating at reduced capacity since.
Yes, but the castle is closed on certain days every year and when members of the royal family host events at the location. For more info, you can check out the official site.
Yes. A regular ticket for adults costs £23.50, but is £13.50 for those under the age of 17 or disabled individuals. Entry to the castle is free for children under 5 years of age. Family tickets (for 2 adults and 3 children) costs £60.50.
Yes. All areas are accessible to disabled visitors. Guide dogs are permitted, and water is available for them on request. Facilities are in place for hearing-impaired and visually-impaired visitors. There is ramp/level access wherever needed, and toilets for disabled visitors are available. There is also an accessible lift to State Apartments and Semi-State Rooms.
Due to current regulations, even if you want to purchase same day tickets, you will have to do it online. It is thus recommended that you book online tickets in advance to get the date and time slot you prefer.
Currently, it is absolutely necessary to purchase your Windsor Castle tickets in advance, as only those with timed slot tickets are being allowed in.
Yes. These can be booked in advance online. You can also opt for a guided tour and explore other destinations along with Windsor Castle.
While Windsor Castle tickets with audioguide are available for purchase, visitors can also pick up the multimedia guide for free upon entrance.
As part of your Windsor Castle admission tickets, you will get access to State Apartments, St. George’s Chapel, Semi-State Rooms (autumn to spring only), and Queen Mary's Dolls' House (when open).
Windsor Castle tours are typically 2 hours. If you are visiting Windsor Castle from London, your total tour time would be about 5-6 hours, including transfers.
A. The best time is during spring. Visit around 12-12:30 PM, once the morning crowd from tour coaches has dwindled down.