Windsor Castle Tickets & Tours

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Tickets
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Windsor Castle Entry Tickets

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£30
2 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
  • Enjoy entry into the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle.
  • Explore the Castle that has served as the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
  • Stroll through the lavish State Apartments, furnished with paintings by Holbein, Rubens, and Van Dyck.
  • Visit the beautiful 15th-century St. George’s Chapel as you listen to fascinating stories from your multimedia guide.
  • Stop by for refreshments at the Undercroft Café. Opened in 2020, it is situated in one of the Castle's oldest spaces.
  • Enjoy entry into the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle.
  • Explore the Castle that has served as the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
  • Stroll through the lavish State Apartments, furnished with paintings by Holbein, Rubens, and Van Dyck.
  • Visit the beautiful 15th-century St. George’s Chapel as you listen to fascinating stories from your multimedia guide.
  • Stop by for refreshments at the Undercroft Café. Opened in 2020, it is situated in one of the Castle's oldest spaces.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the State Apartments
  • Visit St George’s Chapel
  • Entry to the Semi-State Apartments (Oct to Mar)
  • Multilingual multimedia guide

Exclusions

  • Refreshments at Undercroft Café
  • Please note: St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.
  • Please note: Access to Queen Mary's Dolls' House may be limited on busy days. The Dolls’ House will be closed from 13 to 27 November 2023.
  • The multimedia guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and British Sign Language.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Day Trips
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Half-Day Tour to Windsor Castle from London

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£79
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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5 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
Transfers Included
  • Discover Windsor Castle, perched atop a wooded hill overlooking the Thames and the home for kings and queens for over 1000 years.
  • Once you head to the designated meeting point, you will be transported to the castle aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach.
  • Enter the regal State Apartments and find works by renowned painters like Rembrandt and Da Vinci. Gain insights into the royal lifestyle via a multilingual audio guide.
  • See Queen Mary's Dolls' House, a miniature royal home that includes electricity, running water, and functioning lifts.
  • Make your way to St. George's Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had got married.
  • Discover Windsor Castle, perched atop a wooded hill overlooking the Thames and the home for kings and queens for over 1000 years.
  • Once you head to the designated meeting point, you will be transported to the castle aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach.
  • Enter the regal State Apartments and find works by renowned painters like Rembrandt and Da Vinci. Gain insights into the royal lifestyle via a multilingual audio guide.
  • See Queen Mary's Dolls' House, a miniature royal home that includes electricity, running water, and functioning lifts.
  • Make your way to St. George's Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had got married.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
  • Round-trip luxury coach transfers from Bulleid Way, Victoria, or Earls Court
  • Multilingual audio guide in 8 languages
  • Visit to Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House & St George’s Chapel

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Depart from London with pick-ups from Bulleid Way, Victoria, or Earls Court
  • 2 hours to explore Windsor Castle at your own pace with an audio guide
  • Depart from Windsor for returning to London
  • Tip: Don't miss the stunning fan vaulting in the Quire of St. George's Chapel.
  • Multilingual audio guides are provided at Windsor Castle in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.
  • There is a secure cloakroom in the China Museum at the entrance to the State Apartments for the storage of large items of baggage. Make sure you do not carry heavy bags as the Admission Centre to the Cloakroom takes about 10 minutes and is an uphill walk.
  • While photographs can be taken outside the Castle buildings, it is not permitted inside St George's Chapel and the State Apartments.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Day Trips
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From London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath & Roman Baths Day Trip

from
£85
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 38 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
11 hr. - 11 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Pack a punch with a full-day tour to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Roman Baths with round-trip transfers, perfect for budget travelers short on time.
  • Did ancient workers possess unknown technology to move Stonehenge's massive stones? Get answers to your questions on a guided tour of the mysterious Stonehenge.
  • Witness the majestic grandeur of Windsor Castle and visit St George's Chapel, the wedding venue for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle.
  • See the remarkably well-preserved Roman Baths complex, dedicated to the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and marvel at the sacred spa full of natural thermal water.
  • Explore the 3 attractions with an expert English-speaking guide and upgrade your tour to include entry to these sites.
  • Pack a punch with a full-day tour to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Roman Baths with round-trip transfers, perfect for budget travelers short on time.
  • Did ancient workers possess unknown technology to move Stonehenge's massive stones? Get answers to your questions on a guided tour of the mysterious Stonehenge.
  • Witness the majestic grandeur of Windsor Castle and visit St George's Chapel, the wedding venue for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle.
  • See the remarkably well-preserved Roman Baths complex, dedicated to the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and marvel at the sacred spa full of natural thermal water.
  • Explore the 3 attractions with an expert English-speaking guide and upgrade your tour to include entry to these sites.

Inclusions

  • Day tour to Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath
  • English-speaking guide
  • Multilingual audio guide in 13 languages: English, Mandarin, German, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, Russian, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, and Ukrainian
  • Round-trip transfers in an AC coach
  • Entry to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Roman Baths (optional)
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Bath
  • Tip: For fans of the iconic author, a visit to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath is a must. It houses exhibits dedicated to her life and works.
  • Being a functioning royal palace, Windsor Castle's schedule might be subject to unforeseen closures.
  • You will not be allowed to enter the Stonehenge Circle itself. This is due to the restoration attempts and the relative instability of the structure. Your Stonehenge tickets allow you to access about 10 meters of the monument.
  • English Heritage and National Trust England members can enjoy free admission to Stonehenge.
  • Stonehenge is wheelchair-accessible and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 38 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Windsor Castle Guided Tour with Afternoon Tea from London

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£134
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
6 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Imagine living the royal life for a day! Take a guided journey from London to Windsor Castle, and top it off with a delightful afternoon tea.
  • Explore Windsor Castle at your own pace with an audio guide to delve into the grandeur of the State Apartments and uncover hidden details.
  • Step back in time at St. George's Chapel, and keep an eye out for the heraldic banners of the Knights Companion.
  • Indulge in a quintessentially British tradition, the afternoon tea. Enjoy savories, freshly baked scones with clotted cream, and a selection of loose-leaf teas.
  • Imagine living the royal life for a day! Take a guided journey from London to Windsor Castle, and top it off with a delightful afternoon tea.
  • Explore Windsor Castle at your own pace with an audio guide to delve into the grandeur of the State Apartments and uncover hidden details.
  • Step back in time at St. George's Chapel, and keep an eye out for the heraldic banners of the Knights Companion.
  • Indulge in a quintessentially British tradition, the afternoon tea. Enjoy savories, freshly baked scones with clotted cream, and a selection of loose-leaf teas.

Inclusions

  • Half-day guided tour to Windsor Castle
  • Self-guided tour of Windsor Castle
  • English-speaking guide outside the castle
  • Entry to Windsor Castle
  • Audio guide in English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish
  • Afternoon tea at The Castle Hotel (menu here)
  • Round-trip London transfers

Exclusions

  • Guided tour of Windsor Castle
  • 12pm: Departure to Windsor from London
  • 1:15pm to 1:30pm: Entry to Windsor Castle
  • 1:30pm to 3pm: Windsor Castle self-guided tour
  • 3:15pm to 4:45pm: Royal Afternoon Tea at The Castle Hotel
  • 4:45pm: Departure for London
  • 6pm: Drop-off at London
  • Tip: Explore Windsor beyond the castle and discover the quirky Market Cross House, a leaning marvel known as the Crooked House.
  • Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Your safety comes first so visitors with mobility issues and gluten intolerance are restricted from participating in this experience.
  • This experience involves moderate physical activity, including walking.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • As a functioning royal palace, Windsor Castle is subject to closures that could impact your itinerary.
  • St George's Chapel is closed to tourists on Sundays and may have limited access after 2:30 PM on other days, especially Saturdays.
  • While the State Apartments may be closed on some days, the Precincts, Queen Mary's Dolls' House, and the Drawings Gallery remain open for visitors.
  • The walk from the coach park to Windsor Castle will involve stairs due to elevator maintenance.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Day Trips
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From London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Oxford Day Trip

from
£85
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
10 hr. - 11 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Explore 3 out-of-town attractions from London, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Oxford, with convenient round-trip transfers and an English-speaking guide.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, and stroll through the iconic Stone Circle, made up of sarsen stones that weigh more than 25 tonnes.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walking tour of Windsor before heading towards the historic Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.
  • Walkthrough Oxford, home to some of the most famous colleges in the world, and admire the architecture of Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Opt for a ticket upgrade and gain entry into Stonehenge and Windsor Castle to explore the fascinating history of the United Kingdom.
  • Explore 3 out-of-town attractions from London, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Oxford, with convenient round-trip transfers and an English-speaking guide.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, and stroll through the iconic Stone Circle, made up of sarsen stones that weigh more than 25 tonnes.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walking tour of Windsor before heading towards the historic Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.
  • Walkthrough Oxford, home to some of the most famous colleges in the world, and admire the architecture of Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Opt for a ticket upgrade and gain entry into Stonehenge and Windsor Castle to explore the fascinating history of the United Kingdom.

Inclusions

  • Guided day tour of Stonehenge
  • Guided day tour of Windsor
  • Guided day tour of Oxford
  • Round-trip transfers in AC coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Multilingual audio guide in 13 languages: English, Mandarin, German, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French, Russian, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, and Ukrainian
  • Entry to Stonehenge (optional)
  • Entry to Windsor Castle (optional)

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Oxford
  • Tip: For book lovers and history buffs, the Bodleian Libraries houses one of the oldest and largest collections of books in the UK. It's a must-visit!
  • Windsor Castle is closed to visitors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout 2024.
  • Not all coaches are wheelchair accessible, so please call or email before your tour date to confirm.
  • Being a functioning royal palace, Windsor Castle's schedule might be subject to unforeseen closures.
  • You will not be allowed to enter the Stonehenge Circle itself. This is due to the restoration attempts and the relative instability of the structure. Your Stonehenge tickets allow you to access about 10 meters of the monument.
  • English Heritage and National Trust England members can enjoy free admission to Stonehenge.
  • Stonehenge is wheelchair-accessible and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From London: Stonehenge Inner Circle Access & Windsor Day Trip

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£159
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
11 hr.
  • On this day trip, get direct access to Stonehenge Inner Circle, a 5,000-year-old marvel, and walk through Windsor town with an expert guide.
  • Choose from morning/evening access to Stonehenge and see towering megaliths as high as 30 feet, carried from over 240 miles to the Salisbury Plain.
  • Get comfortable round-trip transfers and walk amidst the ancient stones with lesser crowds, while learning about folklore related to Stonehenge.
  • Take a stroll in the delightful Thames-side town of Windsor hosting one of the world's oldest and largest occupied castles – Windsor Castle.
  • Walk along cobbled Windsor paths, savor a cuppa at England's oldest teahouse, and browse through Eton Street's antique shops.
  • On this day trip, get direct access to Stonehenge Inner Circle, a 5,000-year-old marvel, and walk through Windsor town with an expert guide.
  • Choose from morning/evening access to Stonehenge and see towering megaliths as high as 30 feet, carried from over 240 miles to the Salisbury Plain.
  • Get comfortable round-trip transfers and walk amidst the ancient stones with lesser crowds, while learning about folklore related to Stonehenge.
  • Take a stroll in the delightful Thames-side town of Windsor hosting one of the world's oldest and largest occupied castles – Windsor Castle.
  • Walk along cobbled Windsor paths, savor a cuppa at England's oldest teahouse, and browse through Eton Street's antique shops.

Inclusions

  • Full-day Stonehenge & Windsor tour
  • Expert guide
  • Round-trip luxury bus transfers from London
  • Special morning/evening access to Stonehenge Inner Circle
  • Audio headsets

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to Windsor Castle
  • Tip: Look closely near the horseshoe stones for mysterious ax and dagger carvings. Theories say they depict Bronze Age weapons!
  • Morning tour visits Stonehenge first, followed by Windsor. Evening tour visits Windsor first, followed by Stonehenge.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
LondonLondon To Windsor Castle Tours

London to Windsor Castle tours | Explore historic attractions

Set off on an enchanting day tour from London and visit Windsor Castle, home to the Royals. This majestic monument offers insight into Britain's rich history. Only 40 kilometers from London, Windsor Castle allows visitors to explore its stately interiors including St George's Chapel, the Waterloo Chamber, the China Museum, and more.

Why should you go on a London to Windsor Castle day trip?

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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.

Your Windsor Castle ticket options explained

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.

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Inside Windsor Castle

Here are some highlights and attractions that you will witness during your Windsor Castle tour.

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State Apartments

In the Upper Ward lie the extravagant State Apartments. Each room is designed based on a particular architectural style, the most famous in the Rococo style.

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St. George’s Chapel

Famous for the latest royal wedding, this Gothic chapel was constructed in 1475. It is located in the Lower Ward of the castle.

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Round Tower

Located in the heart of the castle in the Middle Ward is the Round Tower. It has been housing the Royal Archives since 1993.

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Changing of the Guard

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, visitors can see the guards exchange duties with another set of guards in this ceremony.

Semi-State Rooms

Semi-State Rooms

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

Queen Mary's Dolls' House

Queen Mary's Dolls' House features intricately designed rooms, including the Royal Chambers, Saloon, Dining Room, and Library. It even has working electricity, running hot water, and working lifts. 

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Waterloo Chamber

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.

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China Museum

This room features beautiful, unique china that Queen Mary used to display in the corridors in 1920. It has pieces from China, Japan, and other countries.

Plan your visit to Windsor Castle

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Getting there
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Visitor tips
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  • 1 November to 29 February: 10am to 4:15pm (Thursday to Monday)
  • 1 March to 31 October: 10am to 5:15pm (Thursday to Monday)
  • St George’s Chapel is open on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It is open only for worship on Sunday and is not part of the visit.

Last entry: 1 hour 15 mins before closing time.
Note: Entrance to the State Apartments closes 30 minutes after the last admission time.
Closed: Windsor Castle is closed on 29 March, 31 March (opens at 1pm), 21 April (closes at 1:15pm), 16 June (State Apartments closed, and 17 June. St George’s Chapel closes at 1pm on 14 June.
Best time to visit: 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, to avoid crowds, visit between November and March. While it is colder, the beauty of Windsor Castle remains just the same.

where to eat in windsor

Here are some popular restaurants near Windsor Castle:

  • Limes of Windsor: This charming family-run bakery is where you can pop in for some delicious cakes, tarts, afternoon tea, and sandwiches.
  • Clarence Tea House & Brasserie: For a traditional English tea experience, visit this tea house. Their scones, cakes, and sandwiches make for delicious accompaniments.
  • Latino Taverna: Serving Greek & Continental dishes, Latino Taverna specializes in traditional meze and has vegetarian options.
  • Lebanese Nights: For some high-quality homemade food, head to Lebanese Nights. The generous portions of Lebanese cuisine are sure to keep you satisfied.
  • Misugo: A ten-minute walk from the castle, Misugo serves delicious Japanese cuisine. When visiting, don’t forget to try their out-of-the-world sushi and sashimi.
windsor shopping

Located opposite Windsor Castle, the Windsor Royal station has about forty stores, along with a bunch of eateries. Additionally, Windsor has many department stores, high street shops, and independent boutiques — so there is always something for everyone!

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  • Photography and filming is not allowed inside the State Apartments and St. George's Chapel. 
  • The Castle's Admission Centre provides an audio descriptive tour for blind or partially-sighted visitors in English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard from the Guildhall, which happens on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11am.
  • Toilets, baby changing areas and baby-care facilities are available on the North Terrace before the entrance to the State Apartments, and next to the Undercroft Café.
  • The Undercroft café in the Castle serves food and drinks. However, eating and drinking are not permitted inside the State Apartments or St George's Chapel.
  • There is a secure cloakroom in the China Museum at the entrance to the State Apartments.

Frequently Asked Questions about Windsor Castle tickets

What are the best Windsor Castle tickets?

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.

What is included in the Windsor Castle tickets?

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).

Are audioguides included in Windsor Castle ticket?

While Windsor Castle tickets with audioguide are available for purchase, visitors can also pick up the multimedia guide for free upon entry.

Can you buy same-day tickets to Windsor Castle?

Due to current regulations, even if you want to purchase same-day tickets, you have to do it online. It is recommended to book online tickets in advance to get the date and time slot you prefer.

Does the London Pass include Windsor Castle?

Yes. Entry to the Castle is included in the London Pass along with access to 80+ other attractions.

Are there discounts available on Windsor Castle tickets?

Yes. A regular ticket for adults costs £23.50 but £13.50 for those under 17 years or disabled individuals. Entry to the castle is free for children under 5 years. Family tickets (for 2 adults and 3 children) costs £60.50.

What is the duration of a Windsor Castle tour?

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.

Is Windsor Castle accessible for disabled individuals?

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 a ramp/level access wherever needed, and toilets for disabled visitors are available. There is also an accessible lift to the State Apartments and Semi-State Rooms.

Is Windsor Castle open all year round?

Yes, but the castle is closed on certain days every year and when members of the royal family host events at the location.

Since when is the Windsor Castle open to visitors?

Windsor Castle opened its doors to visitors on July 23, 2020, and has been operating at reduced capacity since.