Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.

Windsor is still very much a working royal palace. The Castle is used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. It is here that The Queen often hosts State Visits from overseas monarchs and presidents. St George’s Hall makes a spectacular setting for a State Banquet, when a single table, stretching the length of the hall and seating 160 people, is decorated with porcelain, and silver-gilt from the Royal Collection.

Prices and opening times for Windsor Castle.

Windsor Castle open daily from 9:45AM to 4:15PM From October 2017 - February 2018 & From March 2018 - October 2018 open daily from 9:30AM to 5:15PM.

Admission prices for Windsor Castle.

  • Adult £21.20
  • Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £19.30
  • Under 17/Disabled £12.30
  • Under 5 FreeFree
  • Admission ticket include free Audio guide.

Last admission time is 1 hour 15 minutes before the advertised closing time. Advance booking is recommended.

Entrance to Stonehenge is managed through the royal collection advance booking is highly recommended, but you are able to purchase the tickets on the day But the lines are very Long on peak days (Up to 1 hour).

If you require we can purchase the tickets and will be handed over to you on the day of the visit.

Special Holidays & Events.

15 to17 January 2018

29 March 2018

30 March 2018

20 April 2018

19 May 2018 (Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's wedding day)

18 June 2018

December 24, 25, 26 Closed

State Apartments closed on:

5 - 19 January 2018
23 January 2018
19 April 2018
21 April 2018

Facilities at Windsor Castle.

  • Shop
  • Cafe
  • Museum
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Location & Distance

Windsor Castle is located just 25 miles in the west of Central London the average journey time from Central London by car is 1 hour & 10 minutes.

Heathrow Airport to Windsor Castle is 10 miles, Average journey time 20 minutes.

Southampton Cruise Terminals to Windsor Castle is 65 miles, Average journey time 1 hour & 30 minutes.

Dover Cruise Terminals to Windsor Castle is 105 miles, Average journey time 2 hours & 20 minutes.

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