About this Attraction

Royal Collection Trust looks after the Royal Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world, and manages the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Through our work, from exhibitions and learning programmes to publications and retail products, we aim to ensure that the Royal Collection and Palaces are valued and enjoyed by everyone.


Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world.
A royal palace and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today.
Visitors can walk around the State Apartments, extensive suites of rooms at the heart of the working palace; for part of the year visitors can also see the Semi State rooms, which are some of the most splendid interiors in the castle.
They are furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence, fine tapestries and porcelain, sculpture and armour.
Within the Castle complex there are many additional attractions.
In the Drawings Gallery regular exhibitions of treasures from the Royal Library are mounted.
Another popular feature is the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a miniature mansion built to perfection.
The fourteenth-century St. George’s Chapel is the burial place of ten sovereigns, home of the Order of the Garter, and setting for many royal weddings.
Nearby on the Windsor Estate is Frogmore House, an attractive country residence with strong associations to three queens – Queen Charlotte, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary.
In celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, a new landscape garden has been created by the designer and Chelsea Gold Medallist Tom Stuart-Smith.
The garden, the first to be made at the Castle since the 1820s, transforms the visitor entrance and provides a setting for band concerts throughout the year.
The informal design takes its inspiration from Windsor’s historic parkland landscape and the picturesque character of the Castle, introduced by the architect Sir Jeffrey Wyatville for George IV in the 1820s.

Opening Times:
November-February (10.00-16.15 hours) last admission 15.00 hrs
March-October (10.00-17.15 hours) last admisson 16.00 hrs

NOTE: Windsor Castle is open THU-MON ONLY until further notice.

The Castle will also be closed on the following dates (Subject to change):

2nd April 2021
24-25 Dec 2021

In addition to the above The State Rooms will be closed on the following dates (Subject to change):
ATTENTION: Rates apply when all areas of the Castle are open.

See Covid-safe measures here: https://www.rct.uk/welcome-back?utm_campaign=627245_2020_07_welcome_back_voucher&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email_marketing&dm_i=4SVR,DFZH,U2NDF,1JBSZ,1

Last Updated: 04.01.2021

How to find this Attraction

Buckingham Palace
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CHILD POLICY: 5-17 years old charged at reduced rates (see tariff).

Once confirmed bookings may be cancelled / amended free of charge up to 12.00 hrs the day prior to the visit. Thereafter full charges (100%) will apply.