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  • Hours: Open daily 9:45am - 4:15pm Nov - Feb, closes 5:15pm Mar - Oct
  • Admission: Adults: £8.50 - £16
Windsor Castle is the largest working castle in the world that is still occupied by monarchy. For over 900 years, since William the Conqueror built a wooden fortress here, this has been a royal home and fortress. Queen Elizabeth spends a month at Easter, a week in June and most weekends at Windsor. This is also where she often hosts State Dinners for international dignitaries and entertains those she has knighted into the Order of the Garter (that's Sir to you and I). St George's Chapel is a working chapel and many royal weddings and funerals have occurred here; the Queen Mother and Henry VIII are buried in the chapel.

Despite its daily use for royal business, much of the palace is open to the public including the State Apartments, St George's Chapel, Queen Mary's dolls' house and George VI's private apartments. You can also see the Great Kitchen on a guided tour and witness the real workaday life of the castle.

Practical Info

It's a good idea to check on the official website before you head to Windsor Castle - sometimes parts of the castle are closed for official royal business. When the Queen is in residence, you can see the Changing of the Guard (as you do at Buckingham Palace when she is there). Windsor is located less than an hour from London Waterloo (direct) or Paddington (one change) by train. From the station, the castle is an easy walk. Buses go to Windsor from Victoria.

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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3046 Reviews

Don't leave London without taking this best-selling tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath, England's most beautiful Georgian city. Your day trip includes ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.66

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, and Medieval Village of Lacock Including Traditional Pub Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 846 Reviews

Explore the beautiful scenery of the English countryside on this full-day tour of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath. Head to Windsor Castle, home of ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $146.76
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford Custom Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 640 Reviews

Experience three of England’s trophy sights on this full-day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $92.62

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

4 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

Visit two of England's most royal attractions on this day trip combining Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. You'll be one of the first to enter Windsor ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.94

Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

This small-group tour from London is your chance to travel through British history, from Romans to royals, in one day! Visit the mysterious prehistoric site of ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.12

Private Day Tour of Stonehenge: Including Oxford and Windsor Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy exclusive access to the inner stone circle at Stonehenge on a private day tour from London, and choose from a sunset or sunrise viewing. Most visitors to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.96

5-Day Best of England Small-Group Tour: Oxford, the Cotswolds and Bath

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

See the highlights of the ‘heart of England’ on a 5-day tour from London! Traveling with an expert guide, visit famous landmarks that are dotted about ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

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Windsor Castle Admission with Transport from London

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Explore Windsor Castle independently on a day trip from London, and hear its incredible history from an audio guide! While walking around at your own pace, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.04

Small-Group Windsor Castle Bike Tour from London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy a gentle, guided bike tour to one of the largest and oldest inhabited castles in the world! After meeting your guide in central London, take a short ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.35

Windsor Independent Day Trip from London with Private Driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Visit the charming town of Windsor on a 4-hour independent sightseeing trip from London. With a friendly private driver, your tour operates with a flexible ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.38

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