Visit the State Apartments
See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
Go Inside Gothic St George’s Chapel
Changing of the Guard
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Windsor Castle is only open Thursday to Monday.
1st of March to 31st of October
10am - 5.15pm (last admission time 4pm)
1st of November to 28th of February
10am - 4.15pm (last admission time 3pm)
During the winter months an additional five rooms, known collectively as the Semi-State Rooms, are included in the visitor route.
The Semi-State Rooms at Windsor Castle are currently open until 24 March 2024 (subject to change).
Please note that when the State Apartments are closed, the Semi-State Rooms will not be open.
St. George’s Chapel
St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Visitors to the Castle on Sundays will not be able to enter the chapel or view the burial place of Queen Elizabeth II.
Windsor Castle closures: As Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, sometimes the entire Castle or the State Apartments within the Castle need to be closed at short notice.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday
29 March - Castle closed
25 and 26 December – Castle completely closed.
Please note St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays.
You MUST print the voucher and exchange it at the ticket office for an entry ticket.
As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The King for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.
Under 5's go free.
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, we have closed a small number of rooms where social distancing cannot be easily maintained including Queen Mary's Dolls House. We hope to reopen these spaces soon and when it is safe to do so.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and King Charles III loves to spend her weekends in this stunning fortress. Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the castle is still a favorite residence of the royal family.This sprawling grand home covers an area of 13 acres and overlooks charming Windsor town – pay the castle a visit and find out why our royals have lived here for centuries!
The State Apartments
Take a look inside the heart of the working palace – the State Apartments. Regularly used for ceremonial and official occasions, the Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection. Try and spot the paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci that hang from the walls! During the winter months the richly decorated Semi-State Rooms are added to the visitor route.
Queen Mary’s Dolls House
Specially built for Queen Mary by leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 1920’s, Queen Mary’s Dolls House is a magical miniature residence with extraordinary attention to detail. Complete with working lights, running water and a tiny garden, this dolls house is a perfect replica of an aristocratic home. The library is even filled with original works by famous writers of the day!
St George’s Chapel
St George’s Chapel is an imposing Gothic building and the resting place for a number of British monarchs. These include Edward IV, who built the Chapel, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Services are held regularly and this quiet church is a peaceful addition to a Windsor Castle visit.
The Changing of the Guard
This rousing, truly British ceremony takes place at 11.00am, weather permitting, from Monday to Saturday between April and the end of June. The rest of the year it takes place on alternate days, with the exception of Sundays.
Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed for planned improvement works.