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Windsor Castle Tour From London – tickets, day and night trips, best time to visit


The Windsor Castle tour from London is one of the fascinating experiences you will enjoy as you plan your trip.

You have multiple choices while planning your trip to the royal castle. 

Here, we present all the details to help you witness the legacy of Royal Highness. 

A day trip to Windsor Castle from London 

You can start early in the morning from London to visit Windsor Castle. It takes 40 to 60 minutes to reach the destination by public or private transport. 

You can take trains from London’s Waterloo or Paddington stations to Windsor & Eton Riverside or Windsor & Eton Central stations. 

You can hire a taxi from London Paddington to Windsor Castle for a more personalized experience. 

The distance is 21.6 miles, and it takes around 60 minutes to reach the castle from London. 

If you are driving your vehicle, the distance between London and Windsor Castle is about 26 miles. It takes around 40 minutes. 

It takes at least half a day to get the essence of the Royal castle and its surroundings. Then, you can spend your evening at the nearby cafes, restaurants and pubs. 

Stroll through the Long Walk path, and enjoy the beautiful gardens around the Castle.

After visiting Windsor Castle, you can have a short boat trip to the River Thames and go to Windsor Great Park to relax. 

Want to be treated like royalty? – check out Afternoon tea at Windsor Castle.

A night trip to Windsor Castle from London 

While a day trip to Windsor would be a packed trip exploring attractions in Windsor, a night trip from London will give you an essence of what it is like to have a life in Windsor with illuminated castles and atmosphere at night. 

You can wander through the happening streets of Windsor, getting glimpses of this historic town. 

It is best to go on a night trip to Windsor by train.

Windsor Castle tickets

Guided tour of Windsor Castle
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There are several tour tickets available to visit Windsor Castle from London. 

You can take the Windsor Castle tours either as a single admission or along with visiting other attractions. 

Get to know more about the tours of Windsor Castle before you plan your vacation.

You can visit Windsor Castle and the State Apartments with a Windsor Admission Ticket

If you would like to go on a guided tour, then you can opt for the London to Windsor Castle Royal Guided Tour

If you are short of time, then you can consider this Half-Day Trip to Windsor with Castle Tickets.

Best Windsor Castle tours

As a popular international attraction, Windsor Castle has guided tours from London. 

Here are some of the best combo tickets: 

One of the best-selling combo tours is the Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip.

This trip allows you to visit Windsor Castle, and discover the world heritage site Stonehenge and UNESCO World Heritage Site Bath tag.

Explore Windsor Castle with yet another best combo tour ticket Royal Guided Tour of Windsor Castle as the professional tour guide shares the long history of Royal life. 

With this tour, you will get entry to Windsor Castle, a personal audio headset, and an English-speaking guide.

The audio guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin. 

Check out Windsor Castle or Buckingham Palace, if you are confused about which one to visit.

Is Windsor Castle worth visiting?

Inside Windsor Castle
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Yes! It is not a usual affair for commoners to get to know the life of Royals and what is the best way to know their lives other than visiting one of the castles. 

It will be worth the visit as you get to know the way they live, the luxuries they enjoy, and the life they lead. 

Visiting Windsor Castle will give you a sense of what it takes to be in the world of Royals.

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Best Time to visit Windsor Castle

The best time to visit Windsor Castle on weekdays is early in the morning or late afternoon.

You can avoid visiting the castle on weekends as it will be crowded. 

Please note that Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, and the availability of a visit or tour may be subject to change as per planned schedules.

Windsor Castle is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and walking tours will be available instead of exploring the castle’s interiors. 

The Windsor Castle UK is closed on December 26, but walking tours will be available. 

The St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays.


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