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Conquer the Tower Tour

Windsor Castle's Round Tower
Windsor Castle's Round Tower ©
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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

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.

  • Windsor Castle
  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 3 Aug 2023 - Saturday, 30 Sep 2023)
  • Tours run at regular intervals between 10:15 - 15:40 each day (please note from Monday, 4 September last tour will start at 15:15). Please arrive at the Castle 45 minutes before your tour time.
  • Book in advance for best value

    Combined ticket to Windsor Castle and Conquer the Tower Tour:

    Advance price:
    Adult £38.00
    Young Person (18-24) £24.50
    Child (must be over 1.3 metres tall) £21.00
    Disabled £21.00

    On-the-day price:
    Adult £40.00
    Young Person (18-24) £26.00
    Child (must be over 1.3 metres tall) £22.00
    Disabled £22.00
  • 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.

Throughout August and September, enjoy a guided tour to the top of the world-famous Round Tower at Windsor Castle.

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.

A person standing pointing outwards towards the view off the castle.

The top of Windsor Castle's Round Tower. ©

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

  • the Lower Ward, including the medieval St George’s Chapel.
  • 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 King is in residence and the Union Flag when His Majesty is away from Windsor.

High up panoramic view of the castle grounds, houses and landscape.

The view from of Windsor from the tower. ©

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.
  • Children under the height of 1.3 metres (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. 
People walking up the stairs of the tower.

People walking up the stairs of the tower. ©

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