Windsor Castle Tickets

About Windsor Castle

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.

Image credits:

Photographer: Peter Packer. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Photographer: Mark Fiennes. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Photographer: Peter Packer. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

The Royal Collection 2018, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

Important Information

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. 

As the official residences of The Queen are working royal palaces, opening arrangements may change at short notice. Please check the Opening times page under each residence before planning a visit

Multimedia guide are included in the admission price at all residences and do not need to be pre-booked. They are available in nine languages. 

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
7 September 2019; 2-3 October 2019

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

Take your confirmation/voucher along with your photo ID and credit card used to pay for the booking to Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1NJ, for entry.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Berkshire SL4 1NJ