Updated Spring 2013
and St George's Chapel
indicating that the Queen is in residence
Please note: We understand
that your admission tickets to the castle
can be used again within twelve months.
Windsor Castle is open throughout the year. March to October 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00), November to February 09:45-16:15 (last admission 15:00). As the Castle is a working royal palace, closures may occur at short notice. You are advised to check www.royalcollection.org.uk or telephone 020 7766 7304 for opening arrangements before planning a visit. There is also pre-recorded information about Windsor Castle here: Outside UK dial +44 1753 831118. Within UK dial 01753 831118.
St George's Chapel is normally open to visitors and is included as part of the public opening of Windsor Castle.
St George's Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held at throughout the day. Those wishing to attend a service at St George's are asked to queue at Henry VIII Gateway (illustrated above) before the start of the service. Other dates may be announced. Please check nearer the date of your proposed visit. St George's Chapel offers a pre-recorded information service on 01753 865538 (Overseas +44 1753 865538)
Information is included here. Music and Worship at St George's Chapel
Wheelchairs are available free of charge
at the entrance to Windsor Castle for use only within the grounds,
though they cannot be pre-booked. Toilets for the disabled are
also provided. We are told that the staff are excellent, making
sure wheelchair users knew the best way to get round and helping
with the lift, etc. Wheelchair access is not possible however
to the Semi-State Rooms.
One visitor reports: "As soon as one of them [a member of staff] saw the wheelchair they would come over and ask how we were managing and check if we needed any help - it was one of the most helpful experiences either of us have had. I am going to write to the castle administrators to say that the staff were excellent and to pass on our thanks." Jeane
Nearby, Wetherspoons pub and restaurant "King and Castle" has wheelchair access and toilets for the disabled.
Parking. We have yet to discover the ideal solution to the problem of parking for the disabled in Windsor as there is nowhere really close to the castle, and being on top of a hill, some inclines are inevitable. We suggest the King Edward Car Park at the end of Arthur Road which offers disabled parking spaces above Level 4, which reduces the need to negociate inclines. Disabled parking is also available opposite the Taxi Rank in Thames Street, located beyond Queen Victoria Statue and Guildhall in the High Street. Entry to Thames Street at 'river level', by Windsor Bridge, is not permitted, it is necessary to drive around the town and enter from the eastern, Long Walk, side.