Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
Castle Hill, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
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Windsor Castle

credit: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 / Philip Craven

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.

National Rail stations Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside are both within easy walking distance of Windsor Castle. Green Line coaches operate daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London

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There are 14 events at this location

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Bring on the battle!

Discover Windsor Castle under siege by taking part in our art workshop and trying on some of the costumes and armour on display. On Thursday 16, Friday 17, and Saturday 18, February, we are joined by medieval historical interpreters, who will be talking about medieval armour and weaponry from the Middle Ages, and…

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

Mon 6 Feb 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

…and 19 more dates until 25 Feb 2017

The early life of a great royal fortress

Join distinguished architectural historian, Dr. Steven Brindle, for new insights into the early development of Windsor Castle from its first creation by William the Conqueror. The first lecture in the series covers the initial foundation of Windsor Castle by William the Conqueror and its development in the early…

Fabulous fashions

Family activities looking at 300 years of royal fashion from Henry VIII to George III. Follow an Easter activity trail and take part in our art workshop. Also, on dates to be confirmed, have fun dressing up in our beautiful replica royal clothes in the State Apartments.

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

Mon 3 Apr 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

…and 26 more dates until 29 Apr 2017

Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe

This exhibition marks the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen through a display of fashionable dress, spanning the period from The Queen’s childhood in the 1930s to the present day. Examples of the work of leading British couturiers who have been appointed as dressmakers to The Queen illustrate Her Majesty’s support…

Wed 7 Dec

Adult £20.00, Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £18.20, Under 17 / Disabled £11.70, Under 5 Free, Family £51.70 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 020 7766 7304

Thu 8 Dec

Adult £20.00, Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £18.20, Under 17 / Disabled £11.70, Under 5 Free, Family £51.70 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 020 7766 7304

Fri 9 Dec

Adult £20.00, Over 60 / Student (with valid ID) £18.20, Under 17 / Disabled £11.70, Under 5 Free, Family £51.70 (2 adults and 3 under 17s) / 020 7766 7304

…and 30 more dates until 8 Jan 2017

Fearsome knights and fair princesses

Family Saturdays this month focus on Knights and Princesses. On Saturday, 11 March, listen to tales of chivalry from our storyteller in the State Apartments and come dressed as your favourite princess or knight.

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Sun 5 Mar 2017

…and 20 more dates until 25 Mar 2017 back to top

Festive Weekend

Enter into the Christmas spirit when you visit Windsor Castle over this weekend by taking part in a variety of festive activities. From carol singing, drop-in workshops for decoration making, Christmas shopping, to a pop-up pantomime, there is so much to see and do for all ages throughout the State Apartments and St…

Sat 10 Dec

Free with entry ticket to the Castle or 1-Year Pass. / 020 7766 7304

Sun 11 Dec

Free with entry ticket to the Castle or 1-Year Pass. / 020 7766 7304

Hidden corners around St George's Chapel

Join Charlotte Manley, Chapter Clerk, for a fascinating glimpse into the medieval buildings surrounding St George's Chapel and discover their hidden treasures.

Wed 8 Feb 2017

Holbein at the court of Henry VIII

Explore the rich world of Henry VIII's court through the works of renowned court painter Hans Holbein. This study day offers a privileged view of his great works at close quarters.

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Italian Renaissance drawings

Enjoy an introduction to the techniques and work practices of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. This study day provides a rare opportunity to see their original works up close.

Wed 29 Mar 2017

The Magic of Christmas Past

On Saturday 3, Saturday 10, Sunday 11 and Saturday 17 December, join our storyteller by the fireside in St George's Hall for a glimpse into Christmas past at Windsor Castle. Listen to tales of glorious feasts, the first Christmas trees at the Castle, horse-drawn sleigh rides and many more. The breathtakingly beautiful…

…and 8 more dates until 17 Dec

Medieval mayhem

Join us in the Moat Room for art and craft activities and go back in time to the Middle Ages. There will be a vast array of medieval costumes and fantastic replica armour for all the family to try on.

Sat 7 Jan 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

Sun 8 Jan 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

Mon 9 Jan 2017

Free with admission / 020 7766 7304

…and 19 more dates until 28 Jan 2017

The medieval palace

Enjoy an evening lecture at Windsor Castle as Dr Steven Brindle shares exciting new research about the transformation of Windsor Castle from an imposing military fortress to an opulent palace. This lecture will preview findings due to be published in 2017. The lecture concludes with a complimentary glass of wine.

Thu 16 Feb 2017

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7304

Meet the experts: Conservation at Windsor Castle

For this Saturday only, experts in conservation from across the Castle will be on hand throughout the State Apartments and St George's Chapel to share their extraordinary work with visitors. The conservators skills can reveal fascinating insights into the making and history of the beautiful objects in the precious…

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Free with entry ticket to the Castle or 1-Year Pass. / 020 7766 7304

Shakespeare In The Royal Library

Exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, drawing on material in the Royal Library, including works of Shakespeare collected by the royal family, accounts of performances at Windsor Castle, and art by members of the royal family inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

Wed 7 Dec

Adult £20.00, Concessions £18.20, Under 17 / Disabled £11.70, Under 5 Free / 020 7766 7304

Thu 8 Dec

Adult £20.00, Concessions £18.20, Under 17 / Disabled £11.70, Under 5 Free / 020 7766 7304

Fri 9 Dec

Adult £20.00, Concessions £18.20, Under 17 / Disabled £11.70, Under 5 Free / 020 7766 7304

…and 2 more dates until 11 Dec

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