We are hosting not one, but two royal weddings this year. On this page you will find a comprehensive guide to everything that you as a visitor to Windsor may need to know.
The first in May when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get wed will be a big spectacle with tens of thousands of extra visitors expected to come for the show. The royal household announced their wish that the general public will somehow be involved in proceedings (although the specifics have not yet been made public). As a result we are sure that anybody coming to Windsor for the weekend of 19th May is sure to witness something special.
Later as Summer turns to Autumn Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will also tie the knot at St Georges Chapel in Windsor. This will be a much smaller and largely private event.
Visitors visiting for either weekend should be sure and not miss visiting Windsor’s other Royal Wedding Venue. Our beautiful Guildhall in the centre of town, just a minutes walk from the Castle entrance was where Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were wed back in 2005.
Getting to Windsor
On both these days the roads will be closed and the traffic will be a bit of a problem, so we strongly advise you not to drive to Windsor. Come by train. We have two stations. The GWR line from London Paddington to the West of England passes through Slough. Chnage trains here for the little Windsor shuttle which takes you right into the centre of town. Alternatively there is a direct train from London Waterloo that ends at Windsor and Eton Riverside Station. A 5 minute walk up the hill brings you to Windsor town centre.
There are public toilets beneath the Guildhall. Public toilets can also be found at the River Street Car Park, close to ‘Brown’s Bar and Restaurant’. In addition their are eight RADAR scheme toilets for those with limited mobility.
These can be found in the following places:
- Main Coach Park (Daytime only)
- Home Park, Romney Lock Road
- River Street Car Park
- Victoria Street Car Park(Daytime only)
- Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, Concourse (Station hrs) (SW Trains)
- “All Bar One”, Windsor Royal Station (Trading hrs) (Private)
- “King & Castle”, Thames Street (Trading hrs) (Wetherspoons)
- “Windlesora”, William Street (Trading hrs) (Wetherspoons)
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters.
Windsor has a mobility scooter and wheelchair hire scheme. This can be found in the main coach park but it is essential to book ahead. Please call 01753 622330
There will be a strong police presence on both days so you will have no problems finding a Police Officer if required.
Windsor has a large team of volunteers who will be on hand to assist visitors who have questions. In addition the official Town Crier will be available in the town centre to answer your questions.