Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years and is today one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.
Explore The State Apartments
The finest in all of Britain, and explore the same rooms used today by The Queen and members of the Royal Family. Incredible paintings from the Royal Collection - the private collection of art belonging to the British crown - adorn the walls, and each room is more lavishly decorated than the last.
Visit St George's Chapel
You will visit the site of one of the most famous royal weddings in the modern era. It was here, in 2018, where HRH Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in a ceremony watched by millions around the world.
Experience the Changing of the Guard ceremony
Catch a typical display of British pomp and pageantry at the Changing of the Guard ceremony, a colourful spectacle that takes place on select mornings. During this ceremonial handover, guard duties are handed over between two groups of guards drawn from the Household Division, one of Britain's most elite military units.
The guards look resplendent in their distinctive red tunics and bearskin hats in a display that should be on everyone's agenda during a visit to Windsor Castle.
WINDSOR CASTLE'S WARTIME PANTOMIME PICTURES
Throughout 2021, visitors will have the rare opportunity to see the colourful ‘pantomime pictures’, which are on display in the Castle’s Waterloo Chamber. These 16 paintings of fairy-tale characters, usually concealed beneath portraits from the Royal Collection, were created during the Second World War, when The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) and her sister Princess Margaret performed pantomimes in the Waterloo Chamber.
New for summer 2021 - PRINCE PHILIP: A CELEBRATION (24th June until 20th September 2021)
This summer, Windsor Castle will host a special display to commemorate the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Britain’s longest-serving consort.
Themes explored in Prince Philip: A Celebration will include The Prince’s early life and naval career, his role as consort and his support for the sovereign at home and abroad. The displays will also focus on His Royal Highness’s wide-ranging patronages and associations, including sport, science and industry, conservation and the environment, art and collecting, and encouraging younger generations. A special focus at Windsor Castle will be on Prince Philip's role in the Coronation of 1953.