Windsor Castle Tickets

Activity code: WC

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Highlights

  • Visit the State Apartments
  • See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
  • Go Inside Gothic St George’s Chapel
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Multimedia guides available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian & Brazilian Portuguese 

Description

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and Queen Elizabeth II loves to spend her weekends in this stunning fortress. Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the castle is still a favorite residence of the royal family.

This sprawling grand home covers an area of 13 acres and overlooks charming Windsor town – pay the castle a visit and find out why our royals have lived here for centuries!

The State Apartments
Take a look inside the heart of the working palace – the State Apartments. Regularly used for ceremonial and official occasions, the Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection. Try and spot the paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci that hang from the walls! During the winter months the richly decorated Semi-State Rooms are added to the visitor route.

Queen Mary’s Dolls House
Specially built for Queen Mary by leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 1920’s, Queen Mary’s Dolls House is a magical miniature residence with extraordinary attention to detail. Complete with working lights, running water and a tiny garden, this dolls house is a perfect replica of an aristocratic home. The library is even filled with original works by famous writers of the day!

St George’s Chapel
St George’s Chapel is an imposing Gothic building and the resting place for a number of British monarchs. These include Edward IV, who built the Chapel, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Services are held regularly and this quiet church is a peaceful addition to a Windsor Castle visit.

The Changing of the Guard
This rousing, truly British ceremony takes place at 11.00am, weather permitting, from Monday to Saturday between April and the end of June. The rest of the year it takes place on alternate days, with the exception of Sundays.

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed for planned improvement works.
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Additional Information

Please Note:
  • As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.
  • Under 5's go free
Venue Information:
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
Nearest Train Station: Windsor and Eton Central or Windsor and Eton Riverside

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Schedule
Days of Departure: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Frequency - Every 30 minutes

First entry time – 10:00am

Last entry time – 3:30pm

Please note

Windsor Castle is open daily throughout the year, with a few exceptions when the Castle is in use for official functions. As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.

Windsor Castle closures:
  • 25 and 26 December – Castle completely closed.
St. George’s Chapel
  • 23 and 24 December – closes at 1:00pm.
St. George’s Chapel is usually closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services. These occur at the following times:
  • 08:30 – Holy Communion
  • 10:45 – Mattins and Sermon
  • 11:45 – Sung Eucharist
  • 17:15 – Evensong
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