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.
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:
25 October 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.
Semi-State Rooms will be closed:
13th December 2019
Windsor Castle will be closed on the following dates:
25 & 26 December 2019
Windsor Castle will close early on the following dates:
Last admission 3pm, last admission to State Apartments 3:30pm, closes 4pm
2 October 2019
St George’s Chapel
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.
Pick Up Point: 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.
Child Policy: children under 5 are free of charge.
Opening Hours: Mar – Oct, daily 09:30 -17:15 (last admission 16:00). Nov – Feb, daily 09:45 -16:15 (last admission 15:00).