Windsor Castle is royal property to the British queens and kings. The size of the Fort is amazing, in fact, it is the biggest and most ancient occupied Fort in the globe and it’s where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO (all included in your ticket price):
- Visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.
- Take in the splendour of St George’s Chapel, the burial place of 10 monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. Please note, worshippers are welcome to attend the Sunday services at St George’s Chapel but the chapel is closed to general visitors on Sundays.
- Be amazed at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ house in the world, created in the 1920s and filled with thousands of objects made by leading craftsmen, artists and designers of the time.
- Join a free Precinct Tour with one of the Castle’s wardens when you first arrive and get the most out of your visit to Windsor Castle.
- Imagine being entertained by royalty in the Semi-State Rooms, the spectacular private apartments open to visitors in the winter months. Richly decorated, they are used by The Queen for hosting her guests. The additional five rooms that make up the Semi-State Rooms are open to the public reopen 17 September 2016.
- Learn more in the Drawings Gallery, displaying changing exhibitions of material from the Royal Collection (see below for current exhibition).
- Stand to attention whilst watching the Changing of the Guard! A colorful spectacle of British Pageantry (see below for schedule).
- The East End of the North Terrace will be open to the public on 25 July until 25 September – visitors will get a great view of the East Terrace Garden.
When To Visit Windsor Castle :
The gates open to the Visitor at 09:30 every day, including Sunday, (09:45 November to February). Closing is 17:30 and 16:15 accordingly with last entrance 90 minutes prior to closing time.
Changing of the guard happens between 11:00 and 11:30 also adding to the morning rush. Many of the coach tours will commonly stay until around midday departing after the changing of the guard.
On Sundays, St George’s is closed for religious services.
|8 March 2016
24 – 25 March 2016
27 March 2016 (closed until 1pm)
13 June 2016
The State Apartments
|7 – 27 January 2016
5-10 March 2016
12 June 2016
14 June 2016
Please note that when the State Apartments are closed the Semi-State Rooms will not be open. Please also note that our voucher cannot be used when the State Apartments are closed.
|19 February 2016
4-10 March 2016
Please note that the Semi-State Rooms are only open during the winter months (26 September – 20 March)
St George’s Chapel
|7-8 March 2016
23 March 2016
25 March 2016 (open 2pm – 4pm)
26 March 2016 (closed until 11am)
7 May 2016 (closed from 1pm)
10 – 13 June 2016
8 July 2016 (closed until 10.30am)
Royal Windsor Information Centre is open all year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 25 and 26 December) as follows:
Summer opening hours (May to August)
- Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
- Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
- Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Winter opening hours (September to April)
- Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
- Sunday: 10am to 4pm
How to reach there:
Train: To Windsor from London Waterloo or London Paddington.
Coach: Green Line operates daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London
Road: M4 to Exit 6. M3 to Exit 3
- Adult(17-59) : £20.00
- Child (under 17) : £11.70 Under 5s free
- Concession : £18.2060+ and students with valid ID
Windsor Castle Address and Contact :
Royal Windsor Information Centre Address : The Old Booking Hall, Windsor Royal Shopping, Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PJ
Telephone: +44 (0)1753 743900
Website : www.windsor.gov.uk
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