Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is open to visitors throughout the year.

Windsor Castle
Castle Hill, Windsor Berkshire SL4 1NJ
Windsor

Windsor Castle


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. Today, The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle.

The Admission Centre is busiest from opening and throughout the morning. We strongly recommend that you book tickets in advance to guarantee entry.

Find us at...

  • Windsor Castle
  • Castle Hill
  • Windsor
  • Berkshire
  • SL4 1NJ

Our family-friendly offer

Windsor Castle offers a great day out for children. Here are some ideas to help you plan your visit.

Take the free family multimedia tour

Collect your handset and listen to Scorch the dragon guide you around the Castle. The tour is aimed at children aged 7-11 years.

Follow a family activity trail

Pick up one of our free trails, for children aged 5-11, to learn more about the Castle, its history and its magnificent treasures.


Accessibility

Windsor Castle is fully accessible. It is situated at the top of a steep hill, and long distances have to be covered on site. Concessionary rates are available for you if you have a disability, and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge.

Pushchairs can be used around the Castle grounds, but will need to be checked in at the cloakroom near the entrance to the State Apartments before entering the rooms. They can be collected once you have finished touring the State Apartments. Baby carriers and hip seats can be borrowed free of charge, subject to availability.

Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere within the Castle.

Toilets and baby-care facilities are located at various points around the Castle. Ask a Warden if you need assistance.


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Our At-Home Activities

  • Splendid spaces, amazing art

    Discover the stories of great events that have taken place in The Queen’s official residences, and find out more about artworks in the Royal Collection.

    5 - 11 years
  • Games and challenges

    From becoming a knight in shining armour to preparing a Palace for a great event, try some interactive games to test your skills and knowledge.

    5 - 11 years
  • Make and do

    Whether it's colouring in or cutting out, drawing or designing, try out a range of activities inspired by royal art and history.

    5 - 11 years
  • Creative connections

    Unleash your creative side with activities inspired by a different area of the Royal Collection each week.

    5 - 11 years

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