A Little About the World-Famous Windsor Castle
As you walk up Peascod Street in the centre of Windsor, the Castle dominates the view ahead. Set atop a hill, designed and built by William the Conqueror following his successful Norman invasion, it is not hard to understand why this is her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite residence.
You simply cannot visit Windsor without a visit to the Castle, which has been home to British Kings and Queens for the last 1000 years.
“Look out for the flag! When the Queen is in residence her standard flag flies from the Round Tower.”
Surrounded by stunning parkland, the Castle is still very much a working royal palace and regularly hosts ceremonial and state occasions, including official visits from Heads of State. Many banquets have been held in St George’s Hall which can seat 160 guests.
Entry and ticket information:
Admission price includes entrance to the stunning State Apartments, which form the centrepiece of the Castle and are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection. The State Apartments were destroyed during the fire of 1992 and have been completely restored. These are open throughout the year and close only for State events.
The Dolls’ House, built for Queen Mary by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1924, shouldn’t be missed. Visitors are able to walk around the dolls’ house and enjoy the minute replication of the Castle rooms.
During your visit you are also able to join a Precinct Tour and visit St George’s Chapel where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in May 2018. Within the Chapel are the tombs of many notable monarchs including Charles I, George V, Henry VIII and his wife Jane Seymour.
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Standard Ticket Prices
Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £21.20
Under 17 / Disabled £13.50
Under 5 Free
Family £60.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
Ticket Prices when the State Apartments are closed
Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £11.70
Under 17/ Disabled £7.40
Under 5 Free
Family £33.20 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)