Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle surrounded by trees on a sunny day, London
Windsor Castle surrounded by trees on a sunny day, London

Windsor Castle Tours and Tickets

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Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world still used by resident monarchs. William the Conqueror built a wooden fortress on the site 900 years ago—and Windsor has been a royal palace and residence since. Despite its daily use for royal business, much of the palace is open to the public and well worth a visit.

  • Castle Hill, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

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Christina_M, Oct 2023
Would do it again!
Our guide, Nick was absolutely wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He gave us tons of information for every stop. Windsor Castle was great but if you want to explore both the castle and Cathedral you need to walk quickly due to time restrains. Aside from the down pour of rain Stonehenge was perfect. Would have loved more time to see the shops around Bath after visiting the Roman Bath House. The bus was clean and comfortable.
Melissa_T, Aug 2023
Fun adventure outside London
This tour couldn’t have been better. The arrival directions were easy to follow and the coach bus was clean and comfortable. Leon was our tour guide and was just incredible, charming and informative. We began the day at Windsor Castle and had time to wander through on our own. Next was Stonehenge, with a brief stop in bath and dinner at a quaint pub in Lacock. It was a lot packed into the day and well worth the money!
Franciscus_S, Nov 2023
An unforgettable private trip with Peter
A remarkable and memorable day out in London. The private tour included Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. Our tour guide, Peter, was awesome. He understood everything to know about London++. Definitely an unforgettable trip with the family. Thank you Peter!!
Brenda_W, Nov 2023
A must see if your in London and have time to visit.
The castle tour was very nice. Much recommend this tour as you get more time, but still just not enough to enough everything Windsor Castle has to offer. Also was a little disappointed the option lunch was in London and not around the castle as what I thought it would be. But still the food was great the tour was great the guide was knowledgeable and very easy to understand.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Windsor Castle hours of operation?
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Windsor Castle hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
People Also Ask
Q:Is a tour of Windsor Castle worth it?
A:Yes, tours of Windsor Castle are worth it. They transport you back to an age of royal extravagance and help you avoid missing important sights. Additionally, many official state functions continue to take place in the castle—to witness the official events is special.
Q:How long is a tour of Windsor Castle?
A:Tours of the majestic Windsor Castle, home to the British Royal Family for centuries, will take at least three hours of your time. That’s enough time to see many historical royal buildings, such as St. George’s Chapel and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
Q:Can you walk around Windsor Castle without a ticket?
A:No. The castle is an official residence of the royal family’s official residences. Visiting requires a purchased ticket or official invitation. Security measures are in place to ensure the safety of the royals and staff while they are on-site.
Q:What is the best time to visit Windsor Castle?
A:The best time to visit Windsor Castle is during the spring and summer. The days are longer, the weather is milder, and the lush gardens and grounds of the castle provide a perfect backdrop for your visit. Visiting the castle while the gardens are in bloom will be an especially beautiful experience for visitors.
Q:Do you have to pay to park at Windsor Castle?
A:Yes. If you plan on parking at Windsor Castle, you’ll have to pay for it, and there are several car parks available. The rates vary based on how long you stay, with a brief stay being less costly than a full day. Pay in-person at the car park or online beforehand.
Q:Is photography allowed at Windsor Castle?
A:Yes, photography is allowed at Windsor Castle. Of course, there are a few restrictions in place. Visitors may not use tripods or flashes, but are otherwise free to snap photos as long as they are for personal use.