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Christmas at Windsor Castle

View of Windsor Castle from the Long Walk. Snow covers the ground.
View of Windsor Castle from the Long Walk ©
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Map & directions

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking in Windsor town centre can be found on www.windsor.gov.uk

By train

The nearest train stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.

Both stations are a short walk (less than 10 minutes) to the Castle but from Riverside station you will need to walk up a steep hill. 

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Windsor Express buses operate regular services to Windsor town centre:

  • Route 702 runs from near Victoria Station in central London
  • Route 703 runs from Heathrow Terminal 5

Find more information on the Windsor Express website.

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.

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  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 30 Nov 2023 - Monday, 1 Jan 2024)
    Excl dates: Monday, 25 Dec 2023, Tuesday, 26 Dec 2023, Wednesday, 27 Dec 2023
  • Christmas displays are included in standard admission to the Castle.
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The Christmas tree in St George's Hall

The Christmas tree in St George's Hall ©

Step into Christmas and 1,000 years of royal history at Windsor Castle. 

This winter see the State Apartments decorated for Christmas. The festive display includes a magnificent centrepiece, the 25-foot high tree in St George's Hall, taken from Windsor Great Park and dressed with hundreds of twinkling lights and ornaments.

This year’s Christmas display celebrates the 675th anniversary of the Order of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in Britain, which was founded in Windsor in 1348.

In the Waterloo Chamber, the 160-foot-long dining table is laid with porcelain tableware from the Garter Service.

The table in the Waterloo Chamber

The table in the Waterloo Chamber ©

Christmas at Windsor Castle

Christmas at Windsor Castle ©

Festive events for children

Join us through the school holidays in December for festive fun for all the family at the Castle. Drop by the Castle's Learning Centre to hear all about a Victorian Christmas and make a memento to take home. See more details about festive family fun.

You can read more about things to do with children at the Castle.

Special visit
Great Kitchen Tour for Families
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Christmas Café menu

After exploring the State Apartments, you can treat yourself in the Undercroft Café where a festive menu is available throughout December. Read more about the Cafe.

A decorated Christmas tree and wrapped up presents in front of a fireplace, with two stockings hanging from the mantlepiece

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Gift ideas

We have a wide selection of Christmas items in our shop, including festive home accessories, charming tree decorations, food hall favourites and luxury hampers. Browse for Christmas gift inspiration in the Castle shops or pick your favourites in our online shop.

See a timelapse of decorating the Christmas tree ©