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Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Future Programme

Transforming the visitor experience at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Windsor Castle

At Windsor Castle, George IV's Inner Hall has been opened up and restored for its original use as an entrance hall, reinstating the sequence of spaces that link the visitor entrance on the North Terrace to the State Entrance on the south side. From here, visitors can explore the State Apartments, visit the world's most famous dolls' house, or pause and enjoy refreshments in the new Undercroft Café. Find out more about the Inner Hall at Windsor Castle.

The State Entrance, where Heads of State and official guests arrive at the Castle, has become part of the visitor route. From here visitors to Windsor can enjoy the spectacular view of the two-and-a-half mile tree-lined Long Walk, created by Charles II in the 1680s. Find out more about the Long Walk at Windsor Castle.

George IV's Inner Hall at Windsor Castle.©

The medieval Undercroft has been transformed into the Castle's first permanent café.  One of the few remaining parts of Edward III's major renovations in the 1360s, the Undercroft is among the oldest surviving parts of the Castle and during the 14th century served as the principal cellar. Find out more about the Undercroft at Windsor Castle.

The vaulted Undercroft beneath St George’s Hall before Future Progamme works. ©
The new Undercroft Café at Windsor Castle.©

A new interpretation space has been created to tell the story of Windsor and its development over 1,000 years, and a choice of routes through the Castle has been introduced. A dedicated Learning Centre within the Castle precincts provides creative spaces for schools, adults and families to learn about the Royal Collection and the Castle.

Visitor facilities and step-free access throughout the Castle has been improved and, at the very start of a visit, the Visitor Entrance and Ticket Hall has been enlarged and reconfigured, providing faster and more efficient admission to the Castle.

Find out more about what there is to see and do at Windsor Castle.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.