Windsor Castle in Windsor, England
Windsor Castle is an official residence for the Royal Family nestled away in Windsor, England, about 23 miles away from London. A portion of the castle is open for visitors to see and experience the living spaces of royalty. No touching anything of course, but the rooms are gilded with gold and silks. The art has been diligently cared for throughout the centuries and it's possible to see decorative pieces from each era. The gardens are also well tended to as most renowned English gardens are. The gift shop is also a nice treat for any last minute souvenirs. My favorite part of visiting Windsor was not only seeing the castle, but the surrounding areas. This one is a must see.
By Train: To Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside from London Waterloo or London Paddington. Castle is within walking distance.
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
Coordinates: 51.4839° N, 0.6044° W
Cost & Admission
March to October: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, last admission at 4:00 PM
November - February: 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM, last admission at 3:00 PM
For an updated time schedule, click here.
Adult: State Apartments open £20.50 / State Apartments closed £11.30
Over 60/Student (with valid ID): State Apartments open £18.70 / State Apartments closed £10.30
Under 17/Disabled: State Apartments open £12.00 / State Apartments closed £7.00
Under 5: Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s): State Apartments open £53.00 / State Apartments closed £29.60
To purcahse tickets, click here.
Eating and drinking is not permitted in the State Apartments or St. George's Chapel. You can purchased bottled water in the Courtyard shop. Nearby eateries in the vicinity.
Walking, seeing historic palace
Photos aren't permitted inside the palace or in the chapel but you are more than welcome to capture the outside of the building and the surrounding town. This is a popular site, so try to go early to beat the crowds and give yourself time to explore Windsor.