Windsor Castle, Berkshire
Today The Queen spends most of her time at the Castle.
From Thursday, 24 June to 20 September 2021, a visit to Windsor Castle will include a special display commemorating the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Britain's longest-serving consort.
To make the most of your time at Windsor, pick up one of the free multimedia guides at the start of your visit.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is open to visitors throughout the year. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs.
Throughout its history, Windsor Castle has been redecorated, enlarged and rebuilt and today is also used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions.
Included in a tour of the State Apartments is Queen Mary's Dolls' House. Built between 1921 and 1924 for Queen Mary, consort of George V, by the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it includes contributions from over 1,500 of the finest artists, craftsmen and manufacturers of the early twentieth century.
There's a lot to see and do at Windsor Castle, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit. We suggest between 1½ and 2 hours.
The Castle is at the top of a steep hill, and the visitor route covers long distances. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
St George's Chapel closes daily at 16:00. (closed Sunday for services)
Special Exhibition (until 20 Sept 2021) - His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
This summer, Windsor Castle will host a special display to commemorate the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Britain's longest-serving consort.
Themes explored in Prince Philip: A Celebration will include The Prince's early life and naval career, his role as consort and his support for the sovereign at home and abroad. The displays will also focus on His Royal Highness's wide-ranging patronages and associations, including sport, science and industry, conservation and the environment, art and collecting, and encouraging younger generations. A special focus at Windsor Castle will be on Prince Philip's role in the Coronation of 1953.
Photography and filming including the use of wearable devices are not permitted inside the State Apartments or St George's Chapel. In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off. However, photography and filming for non-commercial purposes are encouraged in the outside areas of the Castle Precincts. #WindsorCastle
Child Fare: under 17
Depart for Home Approx. 17.30
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.