Visit the official Royal residence in Windsor.
Discover the magnificent State Apartments & St George’s Chapel.
Experience the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Multimedia guides available in 9 languages.
Windsor Castle is one of the oldest castles in the world and is an official residence of His Majesty The King. Typically spending his weekends in Windsor, this castle has been a Royal favourite over the centuries! Built in the 11th century, the home covers an area of 13 acres and overlooks the enchanting town of Windsor.
Step inside the famous Windsor Castle and visit the State Apartments. The ceremonial rooms are regularly used for official ceremonies and occasions and are furnished with astonishing pieces of art from the Royal Collection. Be amazed at the magnificent Grand Reception Room as you admire the chandeliers and gold-plated walls!
The Semi-State rooms are open from autumn to spring each year and are the private apartments created for George IV. These rooms have the most lavish interiors in the Castle and were used by Queen Elizabeth II for official entertaining purposes.
Queen Mary’s Dollhouse
Built in the early 1920s for Queen Mary, the consort of George V, this dollhouse is the largest and most famous dollhouse in the world. With contributions from over 1500 craftsmen, this dollhouse includes electricity, running hot and cold water, and working lifts!
Located in a specially designed room in Windsor Castle, guests can take a close look at the dollhouse and admire its intricate detail.
St George’s Chapel
While you’re visiting Windsor Castle, you’ll also be able to go inside St George’s Chapel – the burial place of 11 monarchs including Queen Elizabeth II and Henry VIII. This iconic chapel was also the wedding venue of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle.
Entry to St George’s Chapel is included in your Windsor Castle ticket, allowing you to see the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II (excluding Sundays).
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Entry to Windsor Castle
Multimedia guide available in 9 languages
Transportation to and from Windsor Castle
Food and drink
Windsor Castle is only open Thursday to Monday.
1st of March to 31st of October
10am - 5.15pm (last admission time 4pm)
1st of November to 28th of February
10am - 4.15pm (last admission time 3pm)
Entrance to the State Apartments closes 30 minutes after the last admission time.
The Semi-State Rooms usually open from autumn-spring each year. The Semi-State Rooms are not open on days when the State Apartments are closed.
St George’s Chapel
St George’s Chapel is open for visitors on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 16:15 (last entry 16:00).
St George’s Chapel is also closed to visitors on Sundays.
The chapel closes early on the following date:
Thursday, 23 December (closed from 13:00)
Friday, 24 December (closed from 13:00)
Windsor Castle closures: As Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, sometimes the entire Castle or the State Apartments within the Castle need to be closed at short notice.
25 and 26 December – Castle completely closed.
12-16 January 2023 Castle closed.
7 April 2023 Castle closed.
Please note St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays.
Face coverings are no longer mandatory in Windsor Castle, however they are encouraged.
You MUST print the voucher and exchange it at the ticket office for an entry ticket.
As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The King for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.
Under 5's go free.
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, we have closed a small number of rooms where social distancing cannot be easily maintained including Queen Mary's Dolls House. We hope to reopen these spaces soon and when it is safe to do so.