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Windsor Castle Tickets

No visit to London is complete without stepping inside the breathtaking fortress of Windsor Castle. Book Windsor Castle tickets and tours - the favored home of monarchs for centuries with an exciting schedule of exhibitions, family days, and theatre performances seeing visitors returning to the castle year after year. Beyond royal receptions, the tour to Windsor Castle also offers a warm welcome to tourists to its plethora of events. Combine it with Buckingham Palace or a London Eye ticket to get the most bang for your buck.
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Our tips for Windsor Castle

  • Timing is everything. Don’t miss the castle’s Changing of the Guards at 11am on Monday - Saturday each week. Each day like clockwork, the new guard will arrive with a regimental band in tow to begin this 45-minute royal ritual.
  • Home sweet home. Don’t forget to look for the flag that flies from the castle’s round tower on your Windsor Castle tour. If the Royal Standard flag is flying, it means the Queen is home!
  • Skip the line. Windsor Castle is a very popular attraction, with 3 million guests visiting the site in 2014 alone. To avoid lengthy queues, book your Windsor Castle tickets in advance.

Good to know

Originally built by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle is now the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, it is an iconic tower and imposing stone façade sitting proudly beside the river Thames for almost a thousand years. Home to stunning views, gardens, state apartments, the magnificent St George’s chapel and the legendary Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, it’s easy to see why Windsor Castle has remained the favored home of monarchs for centuries.

Windsor Castle is a fortress that withstood a long siege during Barons War in the 1200s. Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005 in their registry office. In 1992, a colossal fire in the castle caused damage to more than 100 rooms. It took 15hrs and 1.5 million gallons of water to extinguish the flames.

William Shakespeare’s play, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” was performed for the first time in Windsor Castle’s library for Queen Elizabeth I. Henry VIII is buried in Windsor Castle’s Lady Chapel.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Windsor Castle?

    Windsor Castle tours are always busy and visitor numbers peak during school holidays and weekends. The best time to visit is during the spring in the afternoon when the worst crowds have dwindled down.

  • Q: How far is Windsor Castle from London?

    From Central London, Windsor Castle is around 25 miles away.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Windsor Castle?

    Windsor Castle is open from November to February from 9:45 am to 4:15 pm. From March to October, it is open from 9:45 am to 5:15 pm. But the castle is closed on certain days every year so make sure to check their official website.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    Windsor Castle is nearby to two rail stations, both Windsor and Eton Central, and Windsor and Eton Riverside. The castle is also well serviced by buses, with the 71 and 77 buses stopping right outside the castle gates.

  • Q: Are there any free things to do in Windsor Castle?

    Yes, you can explore St. George’s Chapel, watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony from Windsor Guildhall and give a visit to the three museums in Eton.

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