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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.
From September to December 2016, Windsor Castle will mark the occasion of The Queen’s 90th birthday with a special display Fashioning a Reign: 90 years of style from The Queen’s Wardrobe. This exhibition will include dress, jewels and accessories worn by Her Majesty on ceremonial and family occasions at Windsor Castle.
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.
Open daily: March to October 9:45am to 5:15pm (last admission 4pm), November to February
9:45am to 4:15pm (last admission 3pm)
Child Policy -
Child Policy: children under 5 are free of charge.
Important Info -
For Safety and Security reasons, a one-way system operates along the visitor route.
On arrival, you and your belongings will be subject to airport-style security checks. Please try to bring as little as possible with you as it will help you get through security more quickly.
Windsor Castle – authorised Blue Badge Guides are offered complimentary admission. Guides should go to the admissions centre on arrival and show their Windsor Castle- authorised membership card.
Visitors can enjoy a free audio tour available in nine languages, at Windsor Castle.
Please note there will be no wheelchair access to Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the Drawing's Gallery or China Museum from 7-11 January. As the State Apartments are also closed during this period, a visit for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility will only include the precincts and St George's Chapel.
Windsor Castle is fully accessible and we welcome visitors with different access requirements. Concessionary rates are available for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.
All visitors should be aware that the Castle is situated at the top of a steep hill and there are long distances that have to be covered on site. The plan below gives an idea of the scale of the Castle