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The Best Windsor Castle Tours from London 2024

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About Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

Enjoy a half-day excursion from London to the historic town of Windsor. Travel by a newly equipped coach and get an exclusive entrance to the world’s famous royal castle – Windsor Castle. Take the opportunity to explore this iconic palace and its grounds at your own pace.

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Windsor Castle Tour from London

Discover the picturesque town of Windsor by going on this exciting half-day tour from London. Enjoy a scenic ride to Windsor and learn all about the places you pass by.

The first stop on your trip will be the iconic Windsor Castle. Enjoy the privileged entrance and discover the official residence of King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II at your own pace. Learn all about the castle’s history dating back to the 11th century and its role as a working palace. Take a stroll through the picturesque grounds and admire the castle’s impressive architecture.

Explore the State Apartments, home to valuable art by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, and don’t miss the opportunity to visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St. George’s Chapel - the final resting place of many monarchs, including Henry VIII.

After your sightseeing walking tour through the Castle, you will return to London in the early afternoon, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day.

included
  • Entrance to Windsor Castle
  • An English-speaking guide
  • Audio Headset
  • An audio guide in other languages
  • Wi-Fi
X not included
  • Lunch
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  • Comfortable shoes
X not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
X not allowed
  • Pets
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Meeting Point

The tour meeting point is at Evan Evans Office 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS.

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Town of Windsor

Explore the historic town of Windsor and marvel at its iconic landmarks.

Windsor Castle

Stroll through the impressive Windsor Castle and explore the world’s famous royal residence.

Guided Tour in English / Multimedia Guide

Uncover the fascinating centuries-old history of the Castle as you listen to your guide, as well as an audio guide available in several languages.

Afternoon Tea

After finishing your tour, we recommend visiting the Undercroft Café at the Castle for a cup of delicious tea.

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FAQ – Windsor Castle Tours from London

Is a tour of Windsor Castle worth it?

Absolutely! Going on a Windsor Castle tour is definitely worth it. Inside this magical Castle, you will be able to explore the marvelous State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. This tour will also allow you to get all in-depth insight into the history and culture of the British monarchy.

How long does a tour of Windsor Castle take?

This particular day tour to Windsor takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. During that time, you will have enough time to see all the significant parts of the Castle and learn all about the centuries-old royal history.

What is the best way to visit Windsor Castle from London?

You can travel to Windsor Castle from London by train, bus, or car. But, the best possible way to visit Windsor Castle from London is by going on a day tour. That way, you will have a completely carefree visit, and you won’t have to worry about transportation. Also, we’ve already found the best day trip to Windsor from London, so you don’t have to spend hours searching. Your only job is to select your visit date and book your trip right away!

What else can I do while in London?

There are numerous activities you can do while in London. For example, if you want to explore the city of London in the quickest way possible, you should book a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour. That way, you will see all the iconic city landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. Although, if you want to discover all the nearby places around London, you should take on our best-value London Day Trips. We highly recommend booking a day trip from London to Stonehenge, Bath, and Oxford. Trust us, you won’t regret it!
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Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

5 Interesting facts about Windsor Castle you probably didn’t know

As you might already know, Windsor Castle is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United Kingdom and has been home to the British Royal Family for over 1,000 years. While many people know about the castle’s history and its current use as a royal residence, there are some less-known facts about Windsor Castle that we will gladly uncover for you.

Fire accident in 1992.

Windsor Castle has experienced multiple fires over the years, but the most recent and severe one happened in 1992. During renovations, a fire broke out, possibly because a curtain was too close to a spotlight. Despite the efforts of 200 firefighters, the fire caused significant damage to the castle, destroying nine rooms and damaging many others.

Impressive art collections

Numerous masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt can be found inside the castle.

The castle has 300 fireplaces

There is one person who is responsible for maintaining all 300 fireplaces at Windsor Castle. He is known as the Queen’s fendersmith and is responsible for cleaning and lighting all the fires.

Windsor Castle has a very long driveway

The entrance to Windsor Castle is located 2.65 miles away from the main door. Known as "The Long Walk" this tree-lined driveway was created by Charles II, who wanted to showcase the glamour of the royal residence.

Over a million people visit the castle each year

Windsor Castle is a must-see for history enthusiasts and those who are fans of the royal family. Millions of people visit it every year, and so should you!

Why should you visit Windsor Castle?

Windsor Castle is a must-visit attraction for everyone who plans on staying a couple of days in London. As the largest occupied castle in the world, it boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century and serves as the official residence of the King and the Royal Family. During your visit to the palace, you will see magnificent State Apartments decorated with works of art and St. George’s Chapel, a stunning medieval church. You will also have a unique opportunity to watch the iconic ‘Changing of the Guard’ ceremony, which usually takes place at 11:00 AM within the castle grounds.

The best time to visit Windsor Castle

If you want to see the ‘Changing of the Guard’ ceremony, you should know that this takes place on alternate days from April to July and every day from August to March. The ceremony usually starts at 11:00 am, so plan your visit accordingly. If you’re interested in seeing the castle’s beautiful gardens, they are at their best during the spring and summer. State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel are open throughout the year, except when royal events are being held. Windsor Castle is open to the public five days a week and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays except for worship.

Good to know before you go

  • Windsor Castle is a working palace, so keep in mind that the planned closures might be changed.
  • On Sundays, St. George’s Chapel is not open for visitors since it is used for services throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.
  • Traveling from London to Windsor takes approximately 1.5 hours each way, but it might take longer depending on traffic conditions. Please be aware of this when making post-tour arrangements.
  • Please note that you can take photos outside the castle, but not inside the castle or St. George’s Chapel. 
  • The café in the Castle serves food and drinks. However, keep in mind that eating and drinking aren’t permitted inside the State Apartments or St. George’s Chapel.
  • Audio guides are available in the following languages: English, French, Japanese, Brazilian, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin.
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The best Windsor Castle tour from London!

AMAZING trip! The bus ride was relaxing, and our driver was super friendly. It would be great to go back and spend a few extra hours just wandering around the castle. Windsor is such a gorgeous city that everyone should visit. I 100% recommend it!

Jake

A must-do tour while in London!

We had a great day on this Windsor Castle tour. I really loved uncovering all the history of the castle and chapel. The Changing of the Guards ceremony was very cool. Also, we are very thankful to our bus driver, Simon, who was very kind and funny. He drove us around the long way so we could see the “Long Walk” and one of Elton John’s homes. 10/10 experience!

Danna

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