Windsor Castle & Windsor Town
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
Windsor Castle, located in Windsor, Berkshire, is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the United Kingdom, boasting a rich history, stunning architecture, and an extensive collection of art and artifacts. As one of the oldest and largest inhabited castles in the world, it covers an area of approximately 13 hectares. With nearly 1,000 years of history, Windsor Castle is one of England's most impressive and significant historical sites, having been built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror . Its numerous renovations and expansions throughout the years reflect the changing times and tastes of the monarchs who lived there. It has served as the official residence of monarchs such as VIII. Henry, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and II. Queen Elizabeth.
The castle houses a vast collection of art and historical artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, armor, and furniture, many of which are displayed in the State Apartments, which are open to the public.
In addition, St. George's Chapel, located on the castle grounds, is one of the most beautiful and significant church buildings in England. The chapel serves as the final resting place for ten rulers, including VIII. Henry and his third wife, Jane Seymour, and In September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were also laid to rest here.. St. George's Chapel holds great importance for the royal family, as it was the site of Prince Harry's baptism, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Visitors can also witness the changing of the guard, a tradition that dates back to the 17th century and still takes place regularly in the castle and in front of the castle. This ceremonial event is a true spectacle, with soldiers dressed in full regalia marching to the beat of a drum.
During your visit, you can enjoy a 1,5 - 2 hours visit to Windsor Castle, immersing yourself in the fascinating history and opulence of the British royal family. After your castle visit, you can spend 1-1,5 hours exploring the charming town of Windsor, which boasts a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication.
You can explore the quaint streets and alleyways, and perhaps even indulge in some shopping at the souvenir shops or dine at one of the many cozy pubs or cafes.
4 hours tour
from Heathrow Airport and Heathrow hotels £215
5 hours tour
from London £255
Windsor Castle is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets online or at the castle's ticket office. Audio guides are available in multiple languages, providing visitors with an immersive and informative experience as they explore the castle's many wonders.
The entrance ticket to Windsor Castle includes a visit to St. George's Chapel.
Ticket Adult £28,00
Student (with valid ID) £18.00
Under 17/Disabled £15.50
Under 5 Free
The costs for tours above do not include any admission costs or refreshments.
-There will be plenty photo opportunities.
- pick up and drop off - extra charges may apply if different
Windsor - Just 30 minutes by car from Heathrow Airport
Payment for tours can be made on the day and is accepted in cash or by card.
Tour prices are PER VEHICLE, not per person.