Windsor Castle Tickets

About Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen and is the oldest and largest functioning castle in the world. William the Conqueror established the castle in the 11th century and it has been remodelled and expanded by the successive Kings and Queens, including Henry II, Charles II and George IV.

On your visit to Windsor Castle you’ll be invited to view the magnificent State Apartments, furnished with some of the finest works from the Royal Collection. During the winter months, the Semi State rooms added by George IV are open to the public, displaying an even greater display of the works by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, as well as sculptures, armour and fine tapestries. The State Rooms aren’t the only appeal to the castle - Queen Mary’s dolls’ house is a delightful exhibition full of tiny treasures.

Please note: that admission to Windsor Castle is busiest immediately after opening and throughout the morning. We recommend you arrive after midday if possible.

The State Apartments will be closed on:

2 May 2019; 16 May 2019; 14 June 2019; 16 June 2019 and 18 June 2019.

On these dates, The Precincts and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House will continue to be open, unless otherwise stated below. Reduced admission charges will apply.

Windsor Castle will be closed on the following dates:

3 May 2019, 18 May 2019, 17 June 2019, 25 & 26 December 2019

Windsor Castle will close early on the following dates:
Last admission 12:00 noon, last admission to State Apartments 12:30pm, closes 1pm:
2 April 2019 and 28 April 2019

Last admission 3pm, last admission to State Apartments 3:30pm, closes 4pm:
14 May 2019; 27 June 2019; 3 July 2019; 7 September 2019; 2-3 October 2019

St George’s Chapel 

8 July 2019 (closes at 12pm), 12 July 2019 (closed until 10:30am), 13 December 2019 (closes 3:30pm), 23 December 2019 (closes at 1pm), 24 December 2019 (closes at 1pm)

Queen Mary's Dolls' House

Please note that due to work being undertaken, as part of Future Programme, Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle will be closed to visitors from Friday, 6 July 2018, until further notice.

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

The Royal Collection 2018, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

Important Information

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.

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.

In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher. 

As the official residences of The Queen are working royal palaces, opening arrangements may change at short notice. Please check the Opening times page under each residence before planning a visit

Multimedia guide are included in the admission price at all residences and do not need to be pre-booked. They are available in nine languages. 

Please note: that admission to Windsor Castle is busiest immediately after opening and throughout the morning. We recommend you arrive after midday if possible.

The State Apartments will be closed on:

2 May 2019; 16 May 2019; 14 June 2019; 16 June 2019 and 18 June 2019.

On these dates, The Precincts and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House will continue to be open, unless otherwise stated below. Reduced admission charges will apply.

Windsor Castle will be closed on the following dates:

22 March 2019, 18 & 19 April 2019, 3 May 2019, 18 May 2019, 17 June 2019, 25 & 26 December 2019

Windsor Castle will be opening late on the following dates:

21 April 2019 (opens 1pm)

Windsor Castle will close early on the following dates:
Last admission 12:00 noon, last admission to State Apartments 12:30pm, closes 1pm
2 April 2019 and 28 April 2019

Last admission 3pm, last admission to State Apartments 3:30pm, closes 4pm
8 March 2019; 29 March 2019 ; 14 May 2019; 27 June 2019; 3 July 2019; 2 October 2019

Queen Mary's Dolls' House

Please note that due to work being undertaken, as part of Future Programme, Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle will be closed to visitors from Friday, 6 July 2018, until further notice.

During the winter months an additional five rooms, known collectively as the Semi-State Rooms, are included in the visitor route. These rooms will re-open to the public from 26 October 2018 – March 2019 and standard admission charges apply. Please note that when the State Apartments are closed, the Semi-State Rooms will not be open.

Voucher Exchange Information

Take your confirmation/voucher along with your photo ID and credit card used to pay for the booking to Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1NJ, for entry.

Child Policy

Child Policy: children under 5 are free of charge.

Windsor Castle

Find out more about the venue's location and how to get there.

How do I get there?

Windsor Berkshire SL4 1NJ
  • Nearest Bus stop:
  • Parking: Various car parks in the town centre
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  • Nearest Station: Windsor & Eton Riverside