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Conquer the Tower Tour

The Round Tower at Windsor Castle
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  • Height restrictions apply: Visitors must be over 1.3m tall to participate in the tour. 

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 can be found on

By train

The nearest stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Green Line 702 service operates daily services from Greenline Coach Station which is near Victoria station, London.

Surbiton Coaches runs a shuttle bus service between Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace from spring to autumn. 

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

  • Windsor Castle
  • Daily (Thursday, 1 Aug 2019 - Monday, 30 Sep 2019)
  • Tours run at regular intervals 10:15 - 15:40 each day. Please arrive at the Castle 45 minutes before your tour time. If you book a 10:15 tour, please arrive at 09:30 and inform the Warden on the Admission Gate.
  • Combined ticket to Windsor Castle and Conquer the Tower Tour:
    Adult £31.50
    Over 60/Student £28.30
    Under 17 £18.90
    Family £81.90 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)

    If you already have a ticket to Windsor Castle, or an Advantage Card or 1-Year Pass:
    Adult £9.00
    Over 60/Student £8.00
    Under 17 £5.90
    Family £23.90 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
  • If you already have a ticket to Windsor Castle or an Advantage Card or 1-Year Pass you can add on a Conquer the Tower ticket by telephoning +44 (0)303 123 7304 or from the Castle's Admission Centre on the day of your visit.

Join a Conquer the Tower Tour to climb the 200 steps to the top of Windsor Castle's iconic Round Tower. From a height of 65.5 metres, you can enjoy breathtaking views across the historic Windsor parkland, the Thames Valley, London skyline as well as the extent of Windsor Castle.

View from the Round Tower on the wedding day of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle.

View from the Round Tower on the wedding day of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. ©

The Castle covers an area of 5.3 hectares, you will see:

  • the Lower Ward, including the medieval St George’s Chapel which was recently the location of the weddings of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, and HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank.
  • the Middle Ward, built around the original Norman motte and crowned by the Round Tower.
  • the Upper Ward, containing the State Apartments and Royal Apartments arranged around the Quadrangle. 

The view to the south is dominated by the spectacular five-kilometre Long Walk, created by Charles II. This tour will also give you a close view of the Castle’s 15-metre flagpole, which flies the Royal Standard when The Queen is in residence and the Union Flag when Her Majesty is away from Windsor.


Important safety information when booking your ticket:

  • The Conquer the Tower tour takes approximately 45 minutes and involves climbing 200 steps.
  • Sensible shoes must be worn. Flip flops are unsuitable.
  • The tour is unsuitable for those suffering from acrophobia (fear of heights) or claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces).
  • If you have any health conditions that may affect your ability to climb, we recommend that you consult your doctor before booking.
  • Visitors in late pregnancy should consider consulting their doctor before joining a tour
  • Visitors under the height of 1.3m (4ft 3in) are not permitted on to the tour
  • Children up to the age of 16 inclusive, must be accompanied in the ratio of 1 adult to every 2 children. Babies cannot be carried on the tour.
  • In the event of severely inclement weather or high wind speeds, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. 

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