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  • Address: Windsor, England SL4 1NJ
  • Hours: Open daily 9:45am - 4:15pm Nov - Feb, closes 5:15pm Mar - Oct
  • Admission: Adults: £8.50 - £16

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Windsor Castle

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, Bath, Including Pub Lunch in Medieval Village of Lacock, London, null
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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, Including Pub Lunch in Medieval Village of Lacock

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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.)

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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London, London, Day Trips
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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

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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.)

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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford Day Trip from London, London, Day Trips
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford Day Trip from London

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Visit the royal castle in Windsor, unearth Neolithic secrets at Stonehenge and explore the timeworn city of Oxford all in one day. With a professional guide, ...  Read more

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

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Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Day Trip from London, London, Day Trips
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Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Day Trip from London

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Visit two royal palaces in one day on this independent day trip from London. Transport from central London and entrance tickets to Windsor Castle and Hampton ...  Read more

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

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Windsor Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London, London, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Windsor Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London

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Get a memorable overview of English history by visiting three of its most important destinations during this 12-hour guided trek. Marvel at mystical ...  Read more

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

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

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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.)

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Windsor Castle Admission with Transport from London, London, Day Trips
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Windsor Castle Admission with Transport from London

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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 $59.45
Windsor Castle Bath and Stonehenge from London, London, Half-day Tours
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Windsor Castle Bath and Stonehenge from London

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Thousands of years of British history is waiting to be discovered on this Windsor Castle, Roman Baths with Pump Room and Stonehenge tour from London! Travel ...  Read more

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

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Windsor Independent Day Trip from London with Private Driver, London, Day Trips
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Windsor Independent Day Trip from London with Private Driver

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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 $58.83
Windsor Half Day Tour Including Entry to Windsor Castle from London, London, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Windsor Half Day Tour Including Entry to Windsor Castle from London

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This half day tour travels to the historic town of Windsor and includes entrance to Windsor Castle, the Official Residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $48.88

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