Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen and is the largest occupied castle in the world, encapsulating over 900 years of British history.

Visitors can walk around the State Apartments, extensive suites of rooms at the heart of the working palace, and for part of the year visitors can also see the Semi State rooms, which are some of the most splendid interiors in the castle. They are furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, fine tapestries and porcelain, sculpture and armour.

Within the Castle complex there are many additional attractions including the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary's Dolls' House, a miniature mansion built to perfection, and St. George's Chapel, built in the 14th century and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Britain.

Please note that as the castle is a working royal palace, the opening times and arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

Opening Hours
March to October
Open daily from 9.45am until 5.15pm

November to February
Open daily from 9.45am until 4.15pm

Changing of the Guard
April until the end of June
Monday to Saturday at 11am, weather permitting

July until the end of March
On alternate days at 11am (with the exception of Sundays)

Windsor Castle

Location Map

+44 (0)1753 869898

Getting There
Take a train to Windsor from London Waterloo or London Paddington Station.

Bus Routes
Green Line operates daily coach services from Victoria Coach Station to Windsor. Telephone 0870 608 7261 for details.

Most public areas are accessible for wheelchair users with the exception of the Semi-State Rooms and the room which houses Queen Mary's Dolls' House.