Windsor Castle Tours from London

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Windsor Castle Tours from London

Windsor Castle: tours from London

Windsor Castle and the town of Windsor and Eton in which it stands is on the outskirts of London, close to Heathrow Airport, London's busiest airport. It is quite easy to make a visit to Windsor Castle independently from London using public transport.


Most tour buses from London that visit Windsor though are on day tours of which Windsor is just one attraction of normally three places visited. Because Windsor is relatively close to London it is either going to be the first or last stop on such a day tour.

 

Which is best Windsor (Castle) tour for me?

Tours to Windsor are varied. Some include a visit to Windsor Castle, others allow you enough time, but whether you choose to book tickets is up to you. You could easily spend two or three hours at Windsor without entering the Castle, though clearly this is the highlight for many.

 

Some tours, such as London, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor (below) offer Guided Walking Tours of Windsor - so if you are unsure of Windsor as a new town, this might be the best way to learn the history of the place from an expert.

 

Bear in mind that while the Windsor Castle web site says you need three hours to visit, many tourists only take about 90 minutes - two hours.

 

If you wish to see the Changing of the Guard, this usually takes place at 11am within the Castle grounds Mondays to Saturdays from April until the end of July. During the rest of the year and weather permitting, it takes place on alternate days. If you take a morning tour and only have 90 minutes, you'll be leaving as it starts, however most tours do allow two hours, allowing you to see this ceremony. On an afternoon tour it is not possible to see the Changing of the Guard.

 

Your coach will park around ten minutes' walk away from the Castle itself, so do bear this in mind when thinking about how much time you will have to explore - there and back.

 

If you wish to visit St Georges Chapel this is closed on Sunday, so make sure you do not book a tour on this time if this is a priority for you.

 

For those who would like a longer time in Windsor, a simple half day tour is probably going to be best. This will give you the longest possible time in Windsor, with time to explore not only the Castle and its grounds, but also have time in the historic town, with its range of restaurants and cafe's for lunch, shops and even a walk - or boat trip - by the Thames.

 

If time is short and you would like to combine your time at Windsor Castle with other tourist attractions, there are plenty of potential tours - many including the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, or perhaps Bath - that you can choose from.

 

Windsor Castle Morning Tour

Runs all year Monday To Friday

 

A straight forward proposition of return coach travel between London and Windsor with entrance tickets to Windsor Castle and some free time to explore Windsor and Eton. This tour is perfect for those wanting to take a morning visit to Windsor with their afternoon and evening free in London.

 

The whole tour takes around four hours, including travelling time, leaving you ample enough time to explore the historic town, and also the Castle and grounds at your own pace.

 

Windsor is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs. From William the Conqueror all the way through to our current Queen, successive monarchs have lived at Windsor Castle and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world.

 

Your tour will offer you the chance to see the splendour of St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.

 

One of the other main attractions at Windsor Castle are the sumptuous State Apartments, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Another highlight is Queen Mary's Dolls House is an exquisite single miniature dolls' house built for Queen Mary by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens between 1921 and 1924, complete with miniature crown jewels.

 

Still there is so much more to do at this ancient Royal Castle; for lovers of art, history and royals, it is a must-see destination if you are staying in London. The tour returns to London around 1.30pm.

 

Windsor Castle Morning Tour Tickets

 

Windsor Castle Afternoon Tour

If you wish to visit Windsor Castle in the afternoon, this is a tour that will take you from either Golden Tours Visitor Centre, Victoria at 1.30pm or Golden Tours Visitor Centre, Kensington at 1.45pm, during the summer months. During the winter months it is 11.45 and 12pm respectively.

 

You will get entrance to Windsor Castle State Apartments as well as St George's Chapel and you can see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.

 

Audio Guides For Windsor Castle are available in: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese & Spanish. Free wi-fi is available on board your coach.

 

This tour is unescorted and you will spend approximately two hours in Windsor Castle.

 

Windsor Castle Morning Tour Tickets

 

Windsor Combination Tours featuring Stonehenge

You can visit Windsor as part of a full day tour visiting three world class attractions in one day. Here are three permutations of the Windsor tour which all include Stonehenge. They all begin with Windsor in the morning, and visit Stonehenge either in the middle of the day, or as the final attraction of the day.


Windsor, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Day Tour From London Ticketing

Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour From London Ticketing


Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury Tour From London Ticketing
Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford Day Tour From London Ticketing

 

Hampton Court & Windsor Castle shuttle

Hampton Court & Windsor Castle are only 19 miles (30 kms) apart but there is no convenient public transport option connecting them.

 

Both Windsor Castle and Hampton Court have train links from Central London and a shuttle service has started connecting both together allowing you to spend half a day at each.


Windsor to Hampton Court Palace Shuttle Tickets
Hampton Court Palace to Windsor Shuttle Tickets

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £51

Stonehenge & London Day Tour - £52

Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £46

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £109

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £89

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £93

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £145

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £64

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £75

Stonehenge & Windsor - £84

Stonehenge & Avebury - £64

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £99

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £105

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £87

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £84

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £92

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £145

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £82

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £105

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £99

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace (Small Group) - £145

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £87

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £145

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £72

Special Theme Tours

Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Small Group Tours (Maximum 16 people)

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath - £145

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury - £145

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge - £145

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Apr to Oct) - £145

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford -£145

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Apr to Oct) - £145

1, 2 & 3 Day Breaks to Paris, Scotland & Amsterdam

Day Trip to Paris - from £165

3 Day Paris - from £249

Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £184

2 Day Edinburgh - from £275

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £289

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekday - from £479

3 Day Amsterdam - from £239