What is Windsor Castle?
Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Europe. It has been home to the British monarchy for nearly 1,000 years. It’s 13,000 acres and sits about 90 minutes outside the city. It is a working castle and widely known as the favorite residence of former Queen Elizabeth II.
What are the top things to see at Windsor Castle?
From the incredible rooms to the beautiful parks surrounding the castle, there’s so much to see. Here are the top 13 things to see when you visit Windsor Castle, so you don’t miss a thing.
What are the best tours of Windsor Castle?
Here are a few we love:
Is a tour of Windsor Castle worth it?
This estate has been in the royal family for over 1,000 years. Only a local, experienced guide can bring that incredible history to life. It’s also located 23 miles outside of London, so travel and logistics are covered. Read more about the value of having a guide here.
Do you need tickets to get into Windsor Castle?
Yes. They can be purchased on-site and online, but we recommend purchasing in advance.
Do tours include tickets to Windsor Castle?
Some of our tours include entry into the castle. Be sure to read the full product description when booking your ticket so you pick the best tour for your needs.
How much are tickets to Windsor Castle?
Pricing varies by age. Families can also get a discounted price. Be sure to check the official website for the most up-to-date information.
How do I get to Windsor Castle?
Windsor Castle is about 90 minutes west of London. You can easily get there by car, train, or bus. More details on travel logistics can be found here.
Is there a dress code at Windsor Castle?
There is no strict dress code, but visitors are asked to dress respectfully. This means avoiding offensive or revealing clothing. Hats should be removed before entry.
How long should I spend in Windsor Castle?
You’ll need a minimum of 2 hours at Windsor Castle, but 3 hours is best. Some enjoy spending a full morning in the area, so they don’t have to rush.
When should I visit Windsor Castle?
The castle is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on December 25 and 26. Opening times vary by season and events still take place that may impact hours. It’s always best to check the official website before you visit.
St George’s Chapel is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Sunday the Chapel still holds a service, which is worth the visit.
Do tours ever have to wait in line?
Sometimes, yes. Tours to major monuments must go through security which tends to get backed up.
Where should I eat near Windsor Castle?
Once you’re outside the city you might want to fuel up before you begin exploring. Here are some of our favorite places to eat around Windsor Castle.
Where should I stay in London?
The difficult part is finding the right neighborhood for you. London is a large city with many neighborhoods that cater to different travelers which is why we created an article on where to stay in London focused on the best neighborhoods.
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