A visit to Windsor Castle is a must for anyone on a trip to Windsor.  Below you will find all the information you need to plan your visit to Windsor Castle.

Windsor Castle Opening Times

Windsor Castle is open throughout the year.  A typical visit lasts between 2 and 3 hours and last admission is 1 hrs 15 mins before the Castle closes.  Please be aware that during busy periods – i.e. summer holidays – queuing to get into Windsor Castle can take some time.  To avoid the queues you may purchase a ticket beforehand, or make sure you allow sufficient time for your visit should the need to queue arise.

1 March to 31 October
09:30-17:15 (last admission 16:00)

1 November  to 28 February 
09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)

Windsor Castle Closures

As a working Royal palace, the Castle is often used by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.  Please check opening arrangements  by visiting the official Windsor Castle website or telephoning the ticket sales and information office on +44 (0)20 7766 7300.

Windsor Castle Tickets

The following Windsor Castle ticket prices include an audio tour.

Individual Tickets

For individuals and groups of up to 14 people

Adult  £22.00
Over 60/Student (with valid ID)  £19.30
Under 17  £12.30
Under 5  Free
Family  £54.70 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)


Buy your Windsor Castle Individual Ticket.

Tickets purchased directly from the Royal Collection can be converted into a 1-Year Pass, giving 12 months’ complimentary admission to the site(s) you have visited.

Admission to the Castle is free to residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with an Advantage Card.

Group Tickets

There is discounted entrance to groups of 15 or more.


Buy your Windsor Castle Group Ticket.

Where is Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is easily reached by train, coach and road.

By train

Windsor is serviced by trains from Oxford, London Waterloo and London Paddington.  The Castle is a short walk from both of Windsor’s stations.

For more details and help with planning your journey contact National Rail Enquiries Service 08457 484950 (UK).

By coach

Green Line operates daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London.

By road

Exit the M4 at Exit 6 or the M3 at Exit 3 and follow signs to Windsor Town Centre.

There is plenty of parking in Windsor Town Centre all of which is well signposted.

Get directions to Windsor Castle.

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