Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen of England. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.
Audio tours & guided tours are included in the ticket price!
The Semi-State Rooms
One of the best times of the year to visit Windsor Castle is between September and March, when the spectacular private apartments created for George IV are open. These Semi-State Rooms are among the most richly decorated interiors in the Castle and are used by The Queen for official entertaining.
George IV had a well-developed love of fine objects and a taste for the theatrical. With his architect, Sir Jeffry Wyatville, he completely remodelled the Castle’s exterior during the 1820s, giving it the romantic and picturesque appearance seen today. He also decided to create a new suite of private rooms on the sunnier east and south sides of the Castle. This was George IV’s last and greatest commission, and one of the most lavish and costly interior decoration schemes ever carried out in England.
Tickets are sold at a reduced rate when the State Apartments are closed. Provisional State Apartment closure dates: 13th April, 12th, 14th June, 12th July
Tickets purchased through 365 Tickets cannot be upgraded to yearly passes
This ticket entitles you to a 30-minute London Eye experience on the date and time chosen. The gradual rotation takes approximately 30 minutes and offers spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral.
Now also included - London Eye 4D Experience!!!
The London Eye 4D Experience is a groundbreaking 3D film with in theatre effects, such as wind, bubbles and mist, to make the 4D. The film itself is a touching story of a little girl in London with her father.
Please Note: No unaccompanied children allowed on the London Eye
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. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.
What there is to see:
The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto, Gainsborough and the famous triple portrait of Charles I by Sir Anthony van Dyck. In 1992 fire destroyed or damaged more than 100 rooms at the Castle. By good fortune the rooms worst affected were empty at the time, and as a result, few of the Castle's artistic treasures were destroyed. The highly acclaimed restoration work, completed in 1997, is a testament to the extraordinary skills of some of the finest craftsmen in Europe. From October to March visitors can also enjoy George IV's private apartments (the Semi-State Rooms), among the most richly decorated interiors in the Castle.
St George's Chapel is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. It is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, the senior order of British Chivalry established in 1348 by Edward III. Within the chapel are the tombs of ten sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, and Charles I. Among the highlights of a visit to Windsor is Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the most famous dolls' house in the world. The Drawings Gallery shows changing exhibitions of material from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. The special display below is shown alongside a selection of treasures from the Royal Library.
At 450ft high, the London Eye is the world's highest observation wheel. 32 Capsules, each carrying 25 guests, take you on a 30 minute journey through the most spectacular views of, over and around London spanning 25 miles in all directions.
Combine your experience with the London Eye River Cruise Experience, a 40-minute sightseeing circular cruise on the River Thames, passing the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral.
London Eye 4D Experience
The London Eye 4D Experience is a groundbreaking 3D film with in theatre effects, such as wind, bubbles and mist, to make the 4D. The film itself is a touching story of a little girl in London with her father. Her view of famous London landmarks is obscured by people and traffic, but a seagull draws her attention to the London Eye and her father takes her for an experience; finally she has an amazing view of the city. Colourful parties inside the capsule, time lapse of the London Eye day and night and a spectacular firework display all add up to an emotional and entertaining experience; the perfect prelude to an experience on he London Eye itself.
Please remember that the boarding procedure for the London Eye takes 30 minutes so you will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your reserved time. Please take this into consideration when choosing your time.
We have timed allocations for every day of the year. You book online direct from our allocations and your booking is therefore immediately confirmed subject only to the authorisation of your credit card charge. If no suitable time is available, you will be given the option of a request booking which will be fulfilled as soon as we are able to get additional space - for which we check with London Eye Administration on a daily basis. The confirmed time of your request booking will be printed on your voucher together with details of how to get to the London Eye. You will need to exchange your voucher and join the boarding procedure at least 30 minutes before your confirmed time.
For a different perspective visit at sunset and see the city lights come on and the skyline awash with vibrant colours.
Unaccompanied children are not permitted to board the London Eye. Any booking made for an unaccompanied child will be taken as confirmation that the child will be joining a party under the supervision of an adult aged 18 years or older. 365 Tickets will not be held responsible if a child is turned away at the London Eye, nor will the ticket be refundable!
Safety and security is our number one priority. For your safety and convenience, please read the following information on what items can and can not be taken on to the London Eye. Please be aware that all guests are subject to a security search when boarding the London Eye.
Please note that the following items CAN be taken on board the London Eye:
• small day size rucksacks and bags (maximum size 18" x 13" x 8" or 46cm x 33cm x 20cm)
• baby bags
The following items CANNOT be taken on board the London Eye;
• large bags/suitcases or rucksacks
• motorcycle helmets
• skateboards and rollerblades
• tripods (unless agreed in advance with the London Eye)
• baby buggies*
• prohibited items**
If you are unsure .
* Baby buggies can be left at our 'Buggy' area facility in the ticket hall, although only for the duration of the experience.
** Prohibited items include sharp objects or anything which may be considered a security risk including penknives, scissors, metal nail files, toy or replica guns. If such objects are found or declared they will be checked in and returned to you after your experience providing the item is legal in the UK.
Terms and conditions
1. Confiscated objects are left entirely at the owner's risk at all times.
2. The Coca-Cola London Eye accepts no responsibility for the loss of or damage to any objects left with The Coca-Cola London Eye.
3. The Coca-Cola London Eye is entitled to refuse to store any visitor's objects at its sole discretion whether for public safety reasons or any other reason.
Dates & Times
Closed: 9th – 24th January 2017 - Reopens on 25th January 2017
London Eye Opening Times
11:00 - 18:00 25th January - 31st March
10:00 - 20:30 1st April - 13th April
11:00 - 21:30 14th April - 16th April
10:00 - 20:30 17th April
11:00 - 18:00 18th April - 26th May
10:00 - 20:30 27th May - 3rd September
11:00 - 18:00 4th September - 21st December
London Eye Christmas Opening Times
22nd - 23rd December 10:00 - 20:30
24th December 10:00 - 17:30
25th December CLOSED
26th - 30th December 10:00 - 20:30
31st December 10:00 - 15:30
1st January 11:00 - 18:00
|Nov - Mar
||09.30 - 17:30 (last entry 14.00)
|Apr - Oct:
||09.45 - 16.15 (last entry 15.00)
||25 - 26 Dec
Castle completely closed
The Semi-State Rooms
9 th - 20 th January
Please note that the Semi-State Rooms are only open during the winter months between September and March. Please be aware the Semi-State Rooms will not be open when the State Apartments are closed.
St George's Chapel closures
St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services. These occur at the following times:
08:30 – Holy Communion
10:45 – Mattins and Sermon
12:00 – Sung Eucharist
17:15 – Evensong
St George’s Chapel is also closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.
As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice. Please check opening arrangements by visiting this website or telephoning the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)20 7766 7304
Audio tours, guided tours and guidebooks
Tours of Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel are self-guided. An audio tour, which lasts approximately 2 hours is included in the ticket price. A family audio tour and family activity trails are also available in English. The audio tour and Official Guidebook are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese & Russian. Guided tours of the Castle Precincts are available at regular intervals throughout the day. Precinct tours last approximately 30 minutes and depart from the Admissions Centre. The tours are included in the ticket price.
Changing of the Guard
Changing the Guard takes place at 11.00 daily from April until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting. Changing of the Guard does not take place on Sundays.
Print at Home
Unless stipulated in the booking process all bookings require customers to print their voucher off in order to be exchanged for entry to the attraction or tour. We cannot guarantee entry without a printed voucher and will not be able to cancel or refund customers who do not print the vouchers and therefore can't gain access to the venue or tour.
If you cannot print your voucher off for any reason please contact us before arriving at the venue.
Please note that all vouchers and tickets sold by 365 Tickets Limited are non-refundable due to restrictions imposed by our individual suppliers, for full terms and conditions please click here.
To request an amendment to your booking please contact 365Tickets for support.
Amendments to the date, the time and/or the number of tickets are permitted at the discretion of 365 Tickets Limited as they are subject to the terms and conditions of our individual suppliers and surcharges for amendments made may apply.