Windsor heaved a collective sigh of relief in early Summer 2021 at the reopening of the castle.
Windsor’s number one tourist attraction is operating a timed ticket system with limited numbers of visitors.
Her Majesty has been living at Windsor as her preferred home during the entire lockdown period.
Nonetheless, people are now being welcomed back to see inside this unique royal palace and fortress. In fact, the limitations make the actual experience of seeing the state rooms, Dolls House, St George’s Chapel and all the rest even more appealing. Without queues there is time and space to see a lot more than usual.
The excellent free audio guides (available in pretty much every language under the sun) are being sanitised twice between each use but one helpful tip to put you totally at ease is to bring your own headphones instead of using the supplied ones.
The daily changing of the guard has had to be very much downplayed to avoid attracting a crowd, so no marching band in the mornings at present.
The standard rules apply so you will need to wear a facemask in indoor spaces during your visit. Aside from that and the hand sanitiser stands dotted around the place, it is pretty much business as usual at Windsor Castle.
With social distancing rules still very much in everyone’s mind, visitors are being asked to book in advance to guarantee entry.
Adult tickets cost £23.00 and can be purchased directly from the Royal Collection Trust website