TAXI TO THE WINDSOR CASTLE
Why not enjoy a day trip to The Windsor Castle with Londontaxinow?
from the moment you are collected from your hotel or chosen location to your arrival at the beautiful historic town of Windsor you will be transported in style in one of our iconic Mercedes Vito London taxis. All of our vehicles are fully air-conditioned and comfortably sit 6 people. We are happy to accommodate those customers who are less able bodied and those who require wheelchairs access.
Our professional drivers are trained to the highest standard and have all passed the Knowledge. the journey to Windsor itself is less than 20 miles away from central London and your driver will ensure you arrive in comfort ready to explore the historic sights of Windsor.
Your driver will be at your disposal for as long as you require him and, if your schedule permits, a visit to the Magna Carta Memorial built in 1957 by the American Bar Association is recommended. It is situated along a picturesque short drive from Windsor where you will be able to take in amazing views of the countryside and the River Thames.
Another fascinating location which is a short taxi ride from Windsor is Eaton. Many famous pupils who went to the college include Sir Winston Churchill, David Cameron and HRH Prince William. You can still see the pupils wandering around the streets of Eaton in their traditional uniform of top hats and morning dress. Eaton village itself has numerous little quirky gift shops, galleries and places to eat and is well worth a visit.
At the end of your fantastic day out in Windsor you will be transported back to your hotel by your driver in style and comfort.
Windsor Castle is fully accessible and we welcome visitors with different access requirements. Concessionary rates are available for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion is admitted free of charge. For a full list of our ticket options, please see here.
All visitors should be aware that the Castle is situated at the top of a steep hill and there are long distances that have to be covered on site. The plan below gives an idea of the scale of the Castle.
For more detailed access information, please click one of the links below.
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For further visit information please see practical information.
Additional access information is also available for the Guided tour to the Great Kitchen
For any other information, please contact the Specialist Sales team
+44 (0)30 123 7324, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission prices (all include a multimedia tour and entry to the Drawings Gallery exhibition)
From 17 September 2016 to 8 January 2017, admission includes entry toFashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe, a special exhibition to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.
|Over 60/Student (with valid ID)||£18.20|
|Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s)||£51.70|
When the State Apartments are closed
|Over 60/Student (with valid ID)||£9.80|
|Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s)||£28.40|
Admission to the Castle is free to residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with an Advantage Card.
Admission prices for groups (15+)
Standard groups admission
|Over 60/Student (with valid ID)||£16.40|
When the State Apartments are closed
|Over 60/Student (with valid ID)||£8.80|
By asking us to treat your purchase as a donation, you enable us to claim Gift Aid tax relief on your payment.
Please note that a transaction fee of £2.00 is payable on all telephone bookings.
Tickets purchased directly from Royal Collection Trust can be converted into a 1-Year Pass, giving 12 months’ complimentary admission to the site(s) you have visited. Terms and conditions apply. Read more.
To redeem your 1-Year Pass please call the Ticket Sales and Information Office +44 (0)303 123 7334
1-Year Pass terms and conditions, including exclusion dates, are available here.
|March to October||Open daily 09:30-17:30
(last admission 16:00)
|November to February||Open daily 09:45-16:15
(last admission 15:00)
A typical visit lasts 2-3 hours.
|The Castle is closed or closing early on:||3 June 2016 (last admission 15:00)|
|6 June 2016 (last admission 15:00)|
|13 June 2016|
|20 June 2016 (last admission 15:00)|
|The State Apartments are closed on:||12 June 2016|
|14 June 2016|
|12 July 2016|
The Semi-State Rooms
Please note that the Semi-State Rooms are only open during the winter months between September and March. They will reopen on Saturday, 17 September 2016. Please be aware the Semi-State Rooms will not be open when the State Apartments are closed.
St George’s Chapel closures
|Closure date||Important information|
|7 May 2016||St George’s Chapel closed from 13:00|
|8 June 2016||St George’s Chapel closed until 13:00|
|10-13 June 2016||St George’s Chapel closed|
|24 June 2016||St George’s Chapel closed from 15:00|
|8 July 2016||St George’s Chapel closed until 10:30|
St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services. These occur at the following times:
08:30 – Holy Communion
10:45 – Mattins and Sermon
12:00 – Sung Eucharist
17:15 – Evensong
As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice. Please check opening arrangements by visiting this website or telephoning the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)303 123 7304.
Timing your visit
There is a lot to see and do at Windsor Castle, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit. We suggest between 2½ and 3 hours. The Castle is at the top of a steep hill, and the visitor route covers long distances. You are advised to wear comfortable shoes.
The Admission Centre is at its busiest between 09:30 and 11:30, so you may like to consider arriving after 11:30. You can visit the State Apartments, the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel at your leisure using the complimentary multimedia tour, which lasts 1½ hours. Guided tours of the Precincts, which are included in the admission price, depart at half-hourly intervals from the Courtyard and last 30 minutes. St George’s Chapel closes at 16:00, although visitors are welcome to attend evensong at 17:15.
Safety & Security
For safety and security reasons, a one-way system operates along the visitor route.
On arrival, you and your belongings will be subject to airport-style security checks. Please try to bring as little as possible with you as it will help you to get through security screening more quickly.
Some items, such as large items of baggage, backpacks, pushchairs, pen-knives and scissors will have to be checked in and reclaimed at the end of the visit. Please find the full list here.
Your assistance will enable us to move you through the security area as quickly as possible. Please remove all metal objects from your pockets before going through the security arch and pack cameras, phones, keys and wallets in your bag before placing the bag through the security scanner.
You may carry handbags and use pacemakers, hearing aids and other electrical or electronic equipment needed for health reasons. Please approach a Warden if you have any concerns or require assistance.
Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted.
As Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, security and opening arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.
Eating and drinking are not permitted in the State Apartments or St George’s Chapel. You will be asked to place drinks and food in closed bags before being admitted to the Castle. You can purchase bottled water at the Courtyard Shop at the beginning of your visit.
Visitors wishing to leave the Castle for refreshments in the town may obtain re-entry permits from the Castle shops or the audio return point.
Photography, filming and mobile phones
Photography and filming including the use of wearable devices are not permitted inside the State Apartments, the Semi-State Rooms or St George’s Chapel. Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes are welcomed in the outside areas of the Castle Precincts. Please ask a Warden to point out the most picturesque views of the Castle and surrounding area.
No parts of Windsor Castle may be used as the setting for wedding photography.
In consideration of other visitors, mobile phones must be switched off inside the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel.
Lavatories and baby-care
Lavatories and baby-care facilities are available in the Courtyard at the start of your visit and on the North Terrace before the entrance to the State Apartments. There are accessible lavatories at the Admission Centre, on the North Terrace and in Engine Court. They are locked with a RADAR key, so please ask a Warden to unlock them if you do not have your own key.
There is a security cloakroom in the China Museum at the entrance to the State Apartments for the storage of large items of baggage. Large backpacks are not permitted in the State Apartments and must be checked in here.
For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the State Apartments. They must be checked in and reclaimed at the exit. Baby carriers and hip seats can be borrowed free of charge, subject to availability.
At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1-Year Pass by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation.