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Windsor Castle Admission Ticket

1. Windsor Castle Admission Ticket

Established in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It has been remodeled by a succession of kings and queens, including Henry II, Charles II, and George IV. Your ticket provides admission to the Castle, including the magnificent State Apartments, which are furnished with some of the finest treasures from the royal collection. Among the masterpieces are paintings by Holbein, Rubens, and Van Dyck, as well as fine English and French furniture. During the winter months, the sumptuous private apartments created by George IV, known as the Semi-State Rooms, are added to the visitor route. Your admission also includes access to St. George's Chapel (except on Sundays). This is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England, and is the final resting place for 10 monarchs, including Henry VIII and Charles I. There is a lot to see and do at Windsor Castle, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit, which is likely to last between 2.5 and 3 hours. The Castle is situated at the top of a steep hill, and the visitor route covers long distances, so comfortable shoes are advised.

Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

2. Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of the west of England on a 10-hour tour from London, and learn about the rich heritage of its pagan past and royal history in Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. Departing from central London, drive west to the monoliths of Stonehenge, which have confounded people for over 5,000 years. Having baffled historians and archeologists as to how it was built, your guide will explain some of the theories. Continue to the market town of Salisbury, best known for its 13th-century cathedral. Built during the reign of Henry III, it boasts the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom at 404 feet (123 meters), and is one of the finest examples of early Gothic English architecture. Marvel at the Magna Carta, the famous agreement made between King John and his barons at Runnymede in 1215, and now housed in the Chapter House. Then, drive to Bath on the slopes of the River Avon. Explore the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorgeous 15th-century Abbey, stunning Georgian architecture and romantic Pulteney Bridge - modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence - are all sights to linger at. You will be free to explore on your own, with plenty of time for tea at the Pump Rooms, or a visit to the Jane Austen Centre. Explore Royal history with a visit to the queen's official residence, Windsor Castle: witness the changing tastes in decor of the State Apartments over centuries of monarchs living there; see paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt; admire Queen Mary's dolls house, the most famous dolls house in the world; and see St George's Chapel, the final resting place for several monarchs.

Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

3. Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

Begin the tour at Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces in the world. Explore the 19 lavish State Rooms with the help of a multimedia guide. After exploring on your own, meet the tour guide and board a coach for the ride to Windsor. Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle, has been home to the royal family for over 900 years. Explore the castle grounds and St. George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of English medieval church architecture and the burial site of King Henry VIII. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession - July 22 to October 2, 2022Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession will include portraits of the Queen taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewelry worn for the portrait sittings. Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, the first official photographic sitting with the new Queen was granted to the photographer Dorothy Wilding. The series of photographs taken of the Queen in 1952 are remarkable for their modern, emblematic approach, and they have formed the basis of the Queen's image on postage stamps from 1953 until 1971. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Coronation - until September 26, 2022At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by the Queen for her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, will be on display. Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-colored silks, encrusted with pearls, sequins, and crystals. Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolizing prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses using 18 different types of gold thread and more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May in 1953.

Windsor: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

4. Windsor: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hop on board our sightseeing tour to discover the history and heritage of Windsor & Eton. Home to Windsor Castle, one of the Royal family’s residences and situated on a beautiful part of the River Thames, enjoy spectacular views from the top-deck of an open-top buses. Hop-off to discover the village of Eton, home to one of the most prestigious private schools in the country (where both Princes William and Harry went to school) and a quaint country village. Take advantage of unlimited Hop-on Hop-off access to our bus tour route to explore Windsor, see the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle and visit the Guildhall and the Windsor Parish Church. Why not Hop-off the bus and walk in the footsteps of history. The views of Windsor Castle from the Long Walk are iconic and you may even spot some of the resident deer!  Just across the Windsor Bridge, explore the village of Eton, visit the famous Eton College, and enjoy the spectacular views of Windsor & the castle across the river.

Windsor: Hop-On Hop-Off Highlights Bus Tour/River Cruise

5. Windsor: Hop-On Hop-Off Highlights Bus Tour/River Cruise

See all of Windsor's major attractions and landmarks by land and water with this hop-on/hop-off bus ticket and river cruise. Enjoy a perfect day trip to Windsor with an open-top deck that offers the best overview of the capital. Take advantage of the hop-on hop-off flexibility to jump off the bus and explore the main sights. Visit Windsor Castle, home of the British Kings and Queens for almost 1000 years and experience the changing of the guard. Stop at St. George Chapel, the Guildhall, and the Windsor Parish Church. Stroll through the village of Eton on the other side of the river which is home to one of the most prestigious private schools in the country and is a quintessentially British village. Complete your visit to Windsor with a cruise along the river Thames. Start at The Windsor Promenade and head upstream to Boveney Lock. Return with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse, and the Brocas Meadows.

Windsor: Golden Tours Open Top Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

6. Windsor: Golden Tours Open Top Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Windsor, the quintessentially British town on the outskirts of London. This hop-on hop-off, open-top bus service consists of 11 different stops. The audio guide onboard will give you the history and little known facts about the town that has been home to British royalty for over 1,000 years. Learn about the famous landmarks that make Windsor an essential place to visit. From Windsor Castle to the Holy Trinity Church, to Eton College, where many UK prime ministers and members of the royal family were educated, to the Long Walk and Windsor Farm House. You can hop-on or hop-off at any of the 11 stops on the route, so use the 24-hour ticket to explore the area, maybe take in some afternoon tea or a pint in a traditional English pub.

Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Go at your own pace on this self-guided walking audio tour through Windsor and Eton, with a focus on the area’s rich royal history. Along the way, you’ll marvel at Windsor Castle, cross Windsor Bridge, and see Eton College, among many more landmarks.  The route begins at Windsor Royal Station and starts off by leading you past historic pubs, houses, and streets – including Windsor’s most elegant street, and the shortest street in Great Britain.  When you reach Windsor Castle, you’ll learn about the rich history of the building, built by William the Conqueror and inhabited by every monarch since then. The castle has been expanded over the centuries to become the impressive structure it is today.  Next, continue towards Eton, crossing over Windsor bridge and passing monuments like the Theatre Royal and the George V Memorial. You’ll then amble down Eton High Street, ending the tour at Eton College to learn about the school where no less than 20 of the UK's Prime Ministers have been educated. The audio commentary uses GPS technology and will stop and start according to your live location. That means you can take the tour at your leisure, and focus on your surroundings while you learn about the royal history of the area. 

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This ticket worked perfectly. Many people show up without tickets and wait in a long line. But if you have your ticket booked beforehand it’s a much smoother experience. They usher you to a line dedicated to people who prepaid. The castle itself is breathtaking. I highly recommend asking the staff any of your questions, they are very knowledgeable and can tell you a lot of history of the castle, the people that lived there, and explain who the random folks are in the paintings.

We got there early because you need to go through airport style security. The castle is breathtaking and Windsor is a lovely town. We particularly wanted to go the chapel to see the late Queens tomb . It was very emotional but also a beautiful building soaked in history.

It was good we got the ticket in advance because there were no more tickets available when we got there.

had a lovely day and seeing the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth resting place was very emotional

Amazing organisations and everything went smoothly with tickets and meeting point