To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Search Attractions & Activities

Type
Location
Keyword (Optional)

Things to Do

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this...

My Itinerary

Build your own itineraries by clicking the Add to Excursion button to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Windsor Castle

Castle / Fort

Windsor Castle
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1NJ

Tel: +44 030 3123 7321

Add Windsor Castle to your Itinerary

Windsor Castle.  Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years.

Buy advanced tickets online for Windsor Castle

The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains

• Magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection

• St George's Chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs)

• Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature

•Semi-State Rooms, which served as the private apartments of George IV (from September to March only)


What's on
Visit our website and look at our What's on Brochure to find out more about Adult Study Days and Lectures at Windsor Castle

Family Saturdays
Come and join us for Family Saturdays as well as school holiday events and activities. In addition to trails and a children's audio guide we now offer an exciting family programme every Saturday throughout the year, linked to the amazing history of Windsor Castle, the magnificent art works on display and the royal residents past and present who have lived here. The programme includes themed events such as storytelling and dressing up in replica historic costume and armour, and art and craft workshops where families can get creative together.

Special visits for pre-booked groups
These tours are available to pre-booked groups on selected dates ONLY by appointment with the Ticket Sales and Information Office at Buckingham Palace on 030 3123 7321.

From Great Kitchen to State Apartments - An introduction to the history of royal dining, past and present followed by a guided visit to the Great Kitchen and medieval Undercroft, neither of which are normally open to the public.
Private Evening Tours - In the company of an expert guide, guests will enjoy an exclusive 'behind-the-ropes' experience in the magnificent State Apartments. The tour ends with a glass of Champagne.

Restoring Windsor: The Castle after the fire

New for 2017 only, groups can learn more about the devastating fire in 1992 and the return to magnificence that followed. Groups will hear the dramatic story to stop the flames, save irreplaceable works of art from the Royal Collection and the subsequent award-winning restoration project which saw some interiors rebuilt to new designs, while others were painstakingly returned to their original, historic appearance.

The Military Knights' Tale - This brand new group tour offers a personal insight into the ancient and noble institution of the Military Knights of Windsor presented by a serving Military Knight.

Opening and Closure List

Royal Collection Trust sites are working royal residences, therefore closures can occasionally occur at short notice. Check the Opening Times and Closures List for the latest information.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

(last admission 15:00) (1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday09:3017:15
Tuesday09:3017:15
Wednesday09:3017:15
Thursday09:3017:15
Friday09:3017:15
Saturday09:3017:15
Sunday09:3017:15
Bank Holiday09:3017:15
(last admission 16:00) (1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Monday09:4516:15*
Tuesday09:4516:15*
Wednesday09:4516:15*
Thursday09:4516:15*
Friday09:4516:15*
Saturday09:4516:15*
Sunday09:4516:15*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

What's Nearby

  1. Windsor Duck Tours

    Windsor Duck Tours: come and experience our incredible live guided tours of Windsor. Your road...

    0.2 miles away
  2. Theatre Royal Windsor

    The Theatre Royal Windsor is a beautiful Edwardian theatre nestling between Windsor Castle and the...

    0.2 miles away
  3. Windsor Tourist Guides Ltd

    The best way to experience the sights of this ancient royal town is with one of our professional...

    0.22 miles away
  4. City Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tours

    Visit Windsor and see the breath-taking sights and attractions on board one of our open top double...

    0.23 miles away
  1. Changing the Guard

    The Changing of the Guard is one of the highlights of a visit to Windsor. A band usually...

    0.24 miles away
  2. Spirit of England Tours

    Qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide (English, German and French) to Windsor, London and much more.

    0.23 miles away
  3. John Logie Motorboats Windsor

    Great fun for all the family. Self-drive motor boats and rowing boats for hire. See the finest...

    0.34 miles away
  4. Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

    The Windsor & Royal Borough Museum is a registered/accredited, family-friendly and accessible small...

    0.36 miles away
  5. Eton College

    The historic buildings are an integral part of the heritage of the British Isles. Visitors are...

    0.56 miles away
  6. Eton College Natural History Museum

    Eton’s hidden gem, this family friendly museum is Berkshire’s only dedicated natural history museum...

    0.59 miles away
  7. Windsor & Eton Brewery

    BREWERY SHOP AND BAR

    Fancy sampling locally brewed beer? Then look no further than Windsor and...

    0.66 miles away
  8. Alexandra Gardens

    Plans to create a riverside garden in this area date from 1893 although the possibilities must have...

    0.68 miles away
  9. Windsor Leisure Centre

    Enjoy using excellent equipment and extensive range of services in a brilliantly designed,...

    0.75 miles away
  10. Frogmore House

    Late 17th-century royal residence, particularly associated with Queen Charlotte and Queen Victoria.

    0.76 miles away
  11. Datchet Golf Club

    Datchet Golf Club is the nearest golf course to Windsor running along the River Thames under the...

    0.81 miles away
  12. Kris Cruisers

    Whether you have a week, a day or just a few hours, relax, unwind and discover the hidden treasures...

    1 miles away
Previous Next