Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1NJ

0303 123 7304

Opening Times

1 November - 28 February: 
9:45am - 4:15pm

1 March - 31 October:
9:30am - 17:15pm

Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs.

Includes State Apartments furnished with art by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.
Changing the Guard alternate days 11am except Sun.


Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Established in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, it has been remodelled by successive kings and queens, including Henry II, Charles II and George IV. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions.

Windsor Castle offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out, all on one site. A visit to the Castle includes the magnificent State Apartments. Which are furnished with some of the finest works from the Royal Collection. Among the masterpieces are paintings by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck, fine English and French furniture, and the tiny treasures of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.

During the winter months, the sumptuous private apartments created by George IV, the Semi-State rooms are added to the visitor route.

Your admission also includes St George’s chapel. Set within the Castle Precincts, this is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings here in England. Ten monarchs are buried here, including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Windsor Castle will be closed on the following dates:

11 – 12 October 2018

25th & 26th December 2018

Windsor Castle will close early on the following dates:

1 September 2018 (last admission 15:00, last entry to the State Apartments 15:30, closes 16:00)

5 September 2018 (last admission 15:00, last entry to the State Apartments 15:30, closes 16:00)

27 September 2018 (last admission 15:00, last entry to the State Apartments 15:30, closes 16:00)

4 October 2018 (last admission 15:00, last entry to the State Apartments 15:30, closes 16:00)

Image credits:

Photographer: Peter Packer. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Photographer: Mark Fiennes. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Photographer: Peter Packer. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

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