Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.Opening hours
March to October
09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)
November to February
09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00)
The Castle is closed
8 April (Castle opens 13:00)
22 April (Castle closes 12:00)
In addition to these closures, the State Apartments are closed
16, 17 and 19 June
Reduced admission charges apply when the State Apartments are closed. Visitors can still enjoy the extensive Castle Precincts, St George's Chapel (except on Sundays and certain other dates - please see below), Queen Mary's Dolls' House and the exhibition in the Drawings Gallery.
The Semi-State Rooms
The Semi-State Rooms are open during the winter months. They will close on 1 April 2007 and re-open to the public on 29 September 2007.
St George's Chapel
St. George's Chapel is open daily but closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services. For more information please telephone 01753 865538.
St George's Chapel is closed
7 April (Chapel opens at 11:00)
28 April (Chapel closes at 13:00)
5 May (Chapel closes at 13:00)
1 June (Chapel closes at 13:00)
As a working Royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining and opening arrangements may change at short notice. Please check opening arrangements before planning a visit (24-hour information line 01753 831118).