Windsor Castle Ticket + Hotel Packages

Windsor Castle is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.

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This ticket is valid for 1 day.

Children are aged between 5 - 17 years

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The Castle is closed: 25-26 December

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About Windsor Castle

Our Windsor Castle Short Breaks offer a chance to experience the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world with its magnificent architecture and lavishly decorated interiors. Plus we have a great range of hotels near Windsor Castle for you to relax with your family and friends before or after your fantastic day out.

One of the official residences of Her Majesty the Queen, Windsor Castle has a history spanning almost 1000 years. On our Windsor Castle Short Breaks you can discover the magnificent State Apartments featuring treasures from the Royal Collection and stunning works of art by Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough. You can also visit the beautiful St George's Chapel with its fine Gothic architecture and the tombs of ten monarchs including Charles I and Henry VIII.

Windsor Castle also houses Queen Mary's Doll's House, the most famous doll's house in the world, which even has electric lighting, hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. During the winter months visitors can also take a look into the opulently decorated interiors of George IV's private apartments (Semi-State Rooms). Plus you could also catch the Changing of the Guard ceremony which takes place at 11am every day in summer and every other day in winter (excl. Sundays and weather permitting). There is also plenty to keep the kids entertained, including the free family activity trails, an interactive audio tour, plus a programme of workshops.

With an average visit to Windsor Castle lasting between 2 and 3 hours, plus with all the other attractions that Windsor has to offer, our Windsor Castle Short Breaks are perfect. With an extensive range of hotels near Windsor Castle to choose from, you'll have plenty of time on your visit to explore this historic castle and not worry about getting home afterwards.

Windsor Castle is open daily throughout the year, with a few exceptions when the Castle is in use for official functions; see complete closeout dates under the 'open dates' section.

Please note that St Georges Chapel is open only to worshippers on Sundays. Visitors are welcome to attend services but those wishing to tour inside the chapel should avoid visiting the Castle on Sundays to save disappointment.

Image Credit:

The Round Tower

Photographer: John Freeman

Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013


Important information

Address: Windsor, Berkshire, BA1 3DH, England
Opening Hours: March to October 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00); November to February 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)
Get Directions: Windsor Castle is accessible from the M4, exit 6 and the M3 exit 3.
Extra: Private guided tours are available throughout the day.

Did you know

The Castle is home to Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the most famous dolls' house in the world.

Stay on a Windsor Castle Short Break

A Windsor Castle short break provides the perfect chance for you and your family to enjoy Windsor Castle in comfort and style. Relax in a hotel near The Windsor Castle site. Our choice of hand picked hotels guarantee an enjoyable hotel break to suit your family's budget. We offer hotels both close to, or within an easy drive of Windsor Castle, with child rates of only £7.50 per child, a Windsor Castle short break delivers great family value, a perfect weekend break for the whole family.

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