Windsor Castle Tickets, with Transport from London & Guide
Experience the Majesty of Windsor Castle with Our Exclusive Tickets
Are you ready to step into a world where history comes alive, and the echoes of royal grandeur resonate through time? Windsor Castle Tickets offer you the chance to embark on a half-day adventure from London, immersing yourself in the captivating narrative of British monarchy. As you secure your tickets, you’re not just gaining access to a historic landmark; you’re unlocking the pages of British history, a legacy of kings and queens, and the opulence of royal living.
As you explore the castle, be captivated by the sights that beckon:
- The Long Walk: Embark on a picturesque 5 km stroll through history along a tree-lined path leading to the iconic Copper Horse statue of King George III.
- The King Henry VIII Gate: Step through the main entrance, an architectural portal that has stood the test of time since the early 1500s.
- The Lantern Lobby: Pictured here is the grand entrance to the Castle
- The Deanery: Witness the blend of history and contemporary life in the stunning Deanery, where the Dean of Windsor resides.
- The Moat Room: Immerse yourself in exhibits that unveil the castle’s architectural evolution across centuries.
- The Albert Memorial Chapel: Originally designed for Henry VII’s burial, it transformed into a memorial chapel for Prince Albert, a testament to enduring love.
Beyond the Castle Gates: Exploring Windsor Town
As your journey toward Windsor unfolds, the neighbouring town of Eton emerges, renowned for its illustrious boys’ boarding school that shaped the futures of Princes William and Harry, along with prominent figures like Boris Johnson and David Cameron. Beyond the castle gates, the town of Windsor awaits, nestled by the River Thames. This charming town boasts boutique shops and tea cafes celebrated for their quintessential British scones. After your castle exploration, wander historic streets and bask in the ambiance of royal England.
Unlock Unique Experiences: Special Events and Exhibitions
Your Windsor Castle tickets offer more than just entrance; they’re your gateway to exceptional experiences:
- Changing the Guard: Witness the meticulous Changing of the Guard ceremony, a spectacle of precision and tradition that unfolds regularly.
- Garter Day: Experience the grand procession of the Order of the Garter, Britain’s oldest chivalric order, within the castle grounds.
- State Banquets: Indulge in opulence during a state banquet, a grand affair hosted in honour of foreign dignitaries.
- Royal Weddings: Stand within the historic walls of St. George’s Chapel, a cherished venue for royal unions, including the enchanting marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
What is Windsor Castle?
Windsor Castle is a royal residence located in Windsor, Berkshire, England. It’s one of the official homes of the British monarch and is the world’s oldest and largest occupied castle. The castle was originally built as a motte and bailey castle by William the Conqueror to guard the main road and river routes into London. It was converted to a royal residence in the 12th century and has been a home for almost every British Monarch since.
The castle is enormous, thought to consist of over 40000 Sqm of internal area and is spread over 5 acres of land. The sprawling complex includes various sections, a large part of which are open to the public. The sections open to the public include the State Apartments, which are lavishly decorated rooms used for official functions; St. George’s Chapel, a place of worship that also serves as the burial site for many British monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II; and the Round Tower, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Windsor Castle is not just a historical monument but also a working royal palace. Even the sections open to the public are still working sections of the palace and are closed for special events.
Who lives at Windsor Castle?
Windsor Castle is an official residence of King Charles III. The castle itself houses Royal family staff and members of the royal family’s security even when the king is not staying. Prince William lives in a separate residence in Windsor Castle great park named Adelaide cottage and Prince Andrew is rumoured to be living at Frogmore house which is also on Windsor Castle’s vast 5 acre grounds.
What's inside Windsor Castle?
Your Windsor castle tickets will grant you access to a whole spector of royal rooms. Amongst them you can expect to find:
- The State Apartments
These are lavish rooms used for official functions. They are filled with works of art and are a key highlight of the visitor experience.
- St. George’s Chapel
This is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England and is also the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter. It’s a place of worship and also serves as the burial location for several British monarchs.
- Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
This is a miniature house built to scale and filled with tiny, intricate details. It was designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary, the wife of King George V.
- The Semi-State Rooms
These are some of the most ornate interiors in the castle and are used by The Queen for official events. They are generally open to the public from autumn through spring.
- The Queen’s Drawing Room
The Queen’s Drawing Room is a sumptuously decorated space, often used for more intimate royal gatherings and audiences. It features exquisite furnishings, ornate chandeliers, and a selection of art from the Royal Collection, offering a glimpse into the personal tastes of the monarchy.
- The Waterloo Chamber
The Waterloo Chamber is a grand room dedicated to commemorating the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Adorned with portraits of key figures from the coalition that defeated Napoleon, the chamber serves as a historical tribute and is often used for state banquets.
- The Round Tower
The Round Tower is one of Windsor Castle’s most iconic features, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Originally built in the 12th century, the tower has undergone various modifications over the years and now serves as an archive for royal documents.
Where is Windsor Castle?
Windsor Castle is in Windsor, in Berkshire. It’s about 45 minutes from London and you can get there either by train and walking or by coach. If you book your Windsor Castle tickets with us your transport will be included from central London.
Where is Windsor Castle from Buckingham Palace?
Windsor castle is located Just outside of London, west of Buckingham palace. It’s approximately a 45-minute drive from central London.
Buckingham palace is in central London close to Green Park and Victoria tube stations. Our pickup and drop off locations for your tickets are close to Buckingham palace.
If you want to visit Buckingham palace after Windsor Castle, you can get there by bus or by foot from our drop off location and our expert guide or driver can give you directions!
What to see near Windsor Castle
Along your journey to Windsor, you’ll pass the neighbouring town of Eaton, home to the prestigious boys boarding school that educated Prince William, Prince Harry and Boris Johnson. Beyond the castle, the town of Windsor awaits. Nestled beside the River Thames, this charming town is brimming with boutique shops, tea cafes known for having the best scones in Britain, and a rich history all its own.
There are many things to do in the surrounding area including boat tours along the Thames, feeding the ducks or a little visit to the Windsor and Royal Museum.
Windsor Castle Great Park
Extend the royal treatment with more than just a Castle tour. As well as the Castle there’s also the option to explore the lush grounds where you can spot Frogmore house and Adelaide cottage (William’s house) from a distance. Entry to the grounds is included and these magnificent gardens were once home to the first ever giraffe in England.
While more than half the grounds are private and include a couple organic farms and The Royal Stud. There is a section you can walk around.
The section of the park open to the public includes the 5km long walk, The Savill Garden and Virginia Water Lake.
Make sure you have your hiking boots on as it is, as described, a very long walk…
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