- Castles and Palaces
- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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 and its 13 acres of land is packed full of exciting things to see; as well as a royal palace you’ll find a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of many people.
Take the free family audio tour! Horace, a timeless tutor, and Tommy, his pupil, are your guides. They introduce you to the many magical characters who live at Windsor Castle, including Gilbert the Grotesque, Tipu Tiger and Cyril, a Page of the Back Stairs; aimed at children aged 7 to 11 years. The Education centre offers fun activities during holidays and at weekends.
Explore the palace’s State Apartments which today reflect the changing tastes of the castle’s occupants, which include Charles II and George IV. See stunning interiors and some of the finest works of art from The Royal Collection.
Changing of the Guard also takes place on alternate days throughout the year, the exciting display is fun for the whole family and definitely worth a watch!
- See the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world
- Take a free, entertaining audio tour
- Watch the exciting Changing of the Guard
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ, England
Click here to visit Windsor Castle's website
020 7766 7304
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 09:45 - 16:15
The Castle is closed on 14th April, 25th & 26th December and during Royal visits
Food and drink (apart from bottled water) are not available for purchase at Windsor Castle. If you would like to leave the Castle for refreshments in the town during your visit, a re entry band can be obtained from the Middle Ward or Lower Ward Shop (free of charge).
Lavatory facilities include disabled toilets and a baby changing room.
There are three shops, all selling merchandise exclusive to Windsor Castle.