Windsor Castletickets and tips

3 things worth shouting about:

  1. The Changing of the Guard is a must-see ceremony at Windsor Castle. Real soldiers. Fancy uniforms. Marching and stamping. Impressive stuff.
  2. Don’t miss St. George’s Chapel – a gorgeous building where Henry VIII and Charles I are buried.
  3. The Green Drawing Room in the State Apartments is where royals eat, drink and do the running man (possibly) at concerts, banquets and state receptions.

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What is there to do at Windsor Castle

Hand placing miniature furniture in Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House

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Outside view of st georges chapel at Windsor Castle

St George's Chapel

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Model castle in the moat room at Windsor Castle

Moat Room

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Grand historic Semi-State room at Windsor Castle

Semi-State Rooms

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Treasures of the Castle

Themed Area

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Windsor Castle tips and tricks


Bary says

"Time your trip right to see the Changing of the Guards "

The Changing of the Guards tends to be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays so time your visit to Windsor right to see it! It starts inside Windsor Castle and goes all the way down to the army barracks down the road.


Charlie says

"You have to go through security to get in "

Before you get into the main part of the castle you need to go through an airport-style security check, make sure you have your bag ready to put through a scanner and empty your pockets. You can't take in big bags either so make sure you pack light.


Simran says

"Wear comfy shoes - there's a steep hill! "

The castle is at the top of a steep hill and there's lots of walking to do in the castle so make sure you wear comfortable shoes!

What to expect at Windsor Castle

French-built British icon, Harry Potter hangout.

Windsor Castle in Berkshire is the world’s biggest and oldest inhabited castle. Built by William the Conqueror nearly 1000 years ago, it’s become a favourite pad for British Kings and Queens ever since. Get your Windsor Castle tickets here to see this historical attraction for yourself.

As impressive as the State Apartments are, we reckon it’s the Great Kitchen that keeps guests coming back for more. A cellar with 18,000 bottles of wine. A whisk that can hold 250 eggs at a time (true fact). 33 kitchen staff. 20 chefs and sous chefs. 3 pastry chefs. The spreads here even put a Nando’s party platter in the shade.

You’ll recognise Windsor from mega-events like Harry and Meghan’s wedding, top TV like The Crown and movies like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.

Adults love the grand historic and ceremonial rooms. Kids love cute attractions like Queen Mary’s Doll’s House and multimedia tours guided by Scorch the dragon. Everyone loves touring the castle defences and finding towers, battlements, arrow slots and murder holes.

And the Pug Yard Learning Centre is a great base for families during the school holidays. There are free craft and storytelling activities, picnic areas, comfy bathrooms with changing areas and a Chill Out Zone with books and beanbags. A bit of a (posh) home from home then.

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Facilites you'll find at Windsor Castle

  • On-site Café(s)
  • Wheelchair Hire
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Pushchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop

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How to get toWindsor Castle

Windsor, SL4 1NJ, Berkshire

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Windsor Castle Opening Times

Monday 10am-5:15pm

Thursday 10am-5:15pm

Friday 10am-5:15pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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Windsor Castle at a glance

Windsor Castle is an attraction based in Windsor. It is listed in Tourist Attractions Historical Attractions . We have tickets available starting at £28.00.

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Here are the questions people are asking about Windsor Castle

How much are Windsor Castle tickets?

Prices vary based on the time and date of your visit, at Windsor Castle tickets start from £28 for standard adult tickets.

Is there parking at Windsor Castle?

There is no on-site parking at Windsor Castle, so it is advised that visitors use public car parks in the town centre. [Find more information about parking here](https://

How do you get to Windsor Castle from London?

The train is your best bet. From Waterloo it takes under an hour to Windsor & Eton Riverside and stroll a breezy 5 minutes to the castle. Or take the quicker train from Paddington to Slough and then hop on the direct train to Windsor & Eton Central (also located a 5 minute walk from the castle).

Is Windsor Castle open to the public?

Yes, it is! Windsor Castle is open to the public (and you can buy your Windsor Castle tickets here!)

Who lives in Windsor Castle now?

Since Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, King Charles has inherited Windsor Castle – but it is reported William and Kate occupy an apartment in the castle.

Is Windsor Castle bigger than Buckingham Palace?

Both Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are massive royal buildings, but Windsor comes in as the larger Royal building, with a staggering 1,000 rooms (while Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms).

How long does it take to walk through Windsor Castle?

How long your walk through Windsor Castle takes will really depend for each person, but we’d recommend anywhere between 1.5 hours – 2 hours.

Is there a dress code for Windsor Castle?

There is no strict dress code for visitors of Windsor Castle, although visitors are asked to dress respectfully (so avoid wearing anything offensive or revealing).

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