Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Windsor Castle review

I was completely taken by surprise as we approached Windsor Castle. I should have done my research. I don’t know why I didn’t, it was just somewhere I have wanted to go for a long time, especially as my girls love castles. But Windsor Castle is in the middle of the town. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is set in the middle of Windsor town with an array of shops to one side, and parkland to the other. Both of which you can walk around. There is no direct parking for the Castle itself but plenty of car parks nearby. 

Windsor Castle is fantastic for families with various activities aimed at them. They can enjoy the multimedia tour, or follow a family activity trail to learn all about the Castle, its history and its treasures. There are various sections to the Castle itself so plenty to keep you busy for a good few hours. You can visit The State Apartments and see where the Queen entertains her guests. The magnificent St Georges Hall is decorated in real gold – simply spectacular. A favourite of ours was looking at Queen Mary Dolls House which is currently on display. The fine intricate detail has everyone looking at it in awe. It even has a wine cellar!

St George’s Chapel is within the grounds of Windsor Castle which you can visit but please do check the times of opening. 10 Kings were Buried here! Watch the changing of the Guards. A colourful pomp and ceremony, a real British tradition. Take in the views over the Castle walls and see if you can spot the important role this wall played long ago. Look out for battlements, towers, arrow loops and murder holes!

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

FAQ and Further Information Windsor Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is currently no café or restaurant within Windsor Castle but this is due to open in 2020. However, they do have amazing changing facilities within the State Apartments for babies and children.

What are the main things to do?

LargeHistorical, castle with lots to see and explore. Multi-media tour, activity trail. There are toilets on-site.

What are the ticket prices?

*Expensiveu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive – Tickets are cheaper if purchased online in advance. Online tickets are £28.00 per adult or £15.50 for under 5-17-year-olds. Under 5’s are free, . Enjoy free, re-admission for a year by asking us to treat your ticket purchase as a donation. At the end of your visit, ask a Warden to stamp your ticket to convert it into a 1- Year Pass.

Is there parking?

There is parking and charges apply.

When are they open?

As Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, sometimes the entire Castle or the State Apartments within the Castle need to be closed at short notice. u003ca href=u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003ePlease check the websiteu003c/au003e for up-to-date opening times.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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