A chance to see the royal ceremonies with your family. This handover ceremony takes place at Windsor Castle, which is one of the oldest and largest castles in the world. We want to give you all the information on Changing The Guard At Windsor Palace!
This guard ceremony is a great way to show the whole family the importance of Windsor castle. So carry on reading to find out the actual ceremony and the ceremonial duties.
About the Guard ceremony
The changing of the guards is called Guard Mounting which begins in Windsor Castle. The guards will be dressed in ceremonial uniforms. The actual ceremony is 45 minutes long. You will have needed to purchase an entry ticket to see the ceremony happen inside the castle. There will also be a marching band and Windsor high street will be transformed into a parade. Music is provided by a regimental band or corps of drums.
Make sure you have plenty of time to see the changing of the Windsor Castle guard.
Where to Watch
Inside Windsor Castle– The ceremony normally takes places in the Lower Ward in the guard room. You can stand by the railings of St George’s Chapel, will give you a good view of the ceremony.
You can also stand next to St George’s Gate, inside the castle. This will let you see the guards and the band march past you too.
The railings at Engine Court will let you see the entire ceremony and a spectacular backdrop too.
The moat path is also open for visitors to watch the ceremony too.
Getting to Windsor Castle
Trains– You can travel through both Waterloo and Paddington stations.
Trains from Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station leave every 30 minutes and hourly on Sundays.
Car– The journey time from London is approximately 40 minutes and Heathrow airport is about 15 minutes away.
Parking near Windsor central is quite expensive and controlled.
You can park 20 minutes away from Windsor Castle. Parking at Legoland is free.
Bus– Greenline bus number 702 leaves from Victoria Colonnades.
We hope you have all the information you need for this splendid event. The Windsor changing of the guard is a great day out for the family so make sure you pre book your tickets. So make sure you head on down to this beautiful town and see this memorable event. Let’s hope there is nice weather conditions too.