Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, Windsor, London 51.483935 -0.604613
Dates & Time:
Usually every day
9:45 AM to 5:15 PM (Mon-Sun, Mar-Oct); 9:45 AM to 4:15 PM (Mon-Sun, Nov-Feb)
Note: The Semi-State Rooms only open between September and March
St. George's Chapel is only open for worship on Sundays
St. George's Chapel and the State Apartments are sometimes closed whilst the grounds remain open
The castle is a working palace and may close for special events — always check their website for your dates!
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £19.20; Senior (over-60) £17.50; Child (5-16) £11.30; Infant (under-5) free; Family (2 ad+3 ch) £49.70 -- On dates when the State Apartments are closed: Adult £10.40; Senior (over-60) £9.40; Child (5-16) £6.70; Infant (under-5) free; Family (2 ad+3 ch) £27.80. See for more information
The contact number for Windsor Castle is +44 (0) 207 766 7304
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Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world, and has been the family home of our kings and queens for nearly 1,000 years. The Queen spends most of her weekends there, and takes up an official residence during Easter (known as the 'Easter Court').

Windsor Castle is very much a working palace, and is regularly used for ceremonial and State occasions. Your visit will take in many of these magnificent State Rooms, all furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection -- including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough.

You will also be able to look inside the historic St George's Chapel. This is the burial site of Henry VIII, and the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter -- the oldest order of chivalry in the world.

This is one of Craig's favourite days out (he's a big fan of the Royals), and he definitely recommends a visit. The only downside is the journey, which involves catching a 40-55 minute train from Waterloo or Paddington to Windsor & Eton Riverside. But check out his review on his London blog first, to see what you think.

If you come to London during the summer then you might be able to visit Buckingham Palace as well. Check out our guide to events at Buckingham Palace, to see what dates its on.

Note: Windsor Castle is used for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and may close at short notice. The Semi-State Rooms are only open between September and March. St. George's Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays (it's only open for worship), and at various dates throughout the year. We recommend that you check their website for the latest closure dates before booking any tickets.

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