fourteen things to keep in mind when Visiting  windsor castle

Duration required

In winter, since the queues aren’t long, a tour of Windsor Castle takes around two hours. In summer, most places within the attraction have queues, so the tour takes about 3 hours.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is between 11 am and 11.30 am when the crowd thins drastically, and you can catch up on the Change of Guard ceremony, then explore the rest of Windsor Castle at peace.

Change of Guards

The ceremony takes place in the morning from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, the guards march back to Windsor Castle from Victoria Barracks. Change of Guards doesn’t take place on a Sunday.

St. George’s Chapel timings

St. George’s Chapel inside Windsor Castle closes for exploration at 4 pm, but visitors can attend the EvenSong service at 5.15 pm. The Chapel is usually closed for visitors on Sundays.

Audio guide

The audio guide is an excellent way to explore the castle and learn about its fascinating history. The audio guide is free and available in multiple languages.

Wear comfortable shoes

Windsor Castle is at the top of a steep hill, and visitors cover long distances to explore it. Wear comfortable walking shoes for a better experience.

Take breaks

Take a break at the undercroft café in the Castle, which serves food and drinks; however, eating and drinking are prohibited inside the State Apartments or St George's Chapel.


Windsor Castle is a beautiful historic site, so bring a camera to capture the memories. Remember that photography is prohibited inside the State Apartments or St George's Chapel.

Book in advance

Booking tickets online in advance will save yourself a lot of waiting time by skipping the ticket counter queue.

Skip the line

This ticket provides access to all areas of Windsor Castle and is the cheapest and most popular way to see the royal residence.


This ticket gets access to entry and transport in an air-conditioned luxury coach from London and back. Available only on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.