1. United Kingdom
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  3. London
  4. Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Admission Ticket

Product ID: 53858
Explore Windsor Castle, the favorite weekend home of Queen Elizabeth II. During your visit you’ll learn about the Castle’s history, explore the State Apartments, and marvel at treasures from the royal collection. You’ll see St. George's Chapel as well.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
  • Visit the magnificent State Apartments, furnished with some of the finest treasures from the royal collection
  • See St. George's Chapel, the burial site of King Henry VIII
Full description
Established in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It has been remodeled by a succession of kings and queens, including Henry II, Charles II, and George IV.

Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at Windsor Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions.

Your ticket provides admission to the Castle, including the magnificent State Apartments, which are furnished with some of the finest treasures from the royal collection. Among the masterpieces are paintings by Holbein, Rubens, and Van Dyck, as well as fine English and French furniture.

During the winter months, the sumptuous private apartments created by George IV, known as the Semi-State Rooms, are added to the visitor route.

Your admission also includes access to St. George's Chapel. This is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England, and is the final resting place for 10 monarchs, including Henry VIII and Charles I.

There is a lot to see and do at Windsor Castle, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit, which is likely to last between 2.5 and 3 hours. The Castle is at situated at the top of a steep hill, and the visitor route covers long distances, so comfortable shoes are advised.

Includes
  • Windsor Castle admission ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers
  • Multimedia tour guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Cameras
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Opening times: March-October, daily 9:30 AM-5:15 PM (last admission 4 PM)
November-February, daily 9:45 AM-4:15 PM (last admission 3 PM).
• The State Apartments will be closed on April 16, April 22, May 4-7, June 14-16, 2020. All other areas of the castle will be open as normal.
• Semi State Rooms will be closed on March 13, 2020
• St. George's Chapel will be closed on April 8, April 10 (opens 2 PM, closes 4 PM), April 11 (opens 11 AM), May 30 (closes 1 PM), August 1 (closes 12 PM), December 23 (closes 1 PM), and December 24, 2020 (closes 1 PM).
• Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted.
• Security and opening arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.
• Photography and filming, including the use of wearable devices, are not permitted inside the State Apartments, the Semi-State Rooms, or St. George's Chapel.
• St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays (service).
• Changing of the Guard can be seen most days.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1462 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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A good day out. We arrived just after 10am but only had to queue for a short time at the reception because we had pre booked vouchers. We then joined the longer queue for the security check which is similar to one at the airport. Once through we picked up an audio system and headphones (check the headphones work before you walk on) my friends were intermittent. They said the changing of the guard was at 11 but actually it started a little before and a crowd had already gathered so a little difficult to see fully. They don’t do it if the weather is awful so we were lucky the rain stopped. Inside the rooms are beautiful but you can’t take pictures although people do which is annoying. I would recommend visiting. It takes about an hour on the train from London.

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February 24, 2020

We bought our tickets online. When we got to the entrance there was a long line but we spoke to the guy directing ppl and told him he told us to go to the left of the line for ticket pick up and there was no line so we quickly got tivkets and went straight in.

January 30, 2020

Irrespective of whether you buy a ticket prior to your visit you will have to wait in line outside the Castle if it is a peak holiday time. Health and safety, my favourite, will dictate the amount of people allowed to enter at a time. Dress for the weather. The visit is a wonderful glimpse at English history... and Worth the wait.

January 7, 2020

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Royal Collection Trust

Product ID: 53858