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Conquer the Tower Tour

Windsor Castle's Round Tower
Windsor Castle's Round Tower ©
  • Next event: Thursday 1 Aug 2024
    Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Thursday 1 Aug 2024 - Monday 30 Sept 2024)
  • Tours run at regular intervals between 10:30 - 15:30 each day.
  • Book in advance for best value.
    Children go half price.

    Combined ticket to Windsor Castle and Conquer the Tower Tour -

    Advance price:
    Adult £40.00
    Young Person (18-24) £26.00
    Child (must be over 1.3 metres tall) £20.00
    Disabled £20.00
    Access companion Free

    On-the-day price:
    Adult £43.00
    Young Person (18-24) £28.00
    Child (must be over 1.3 metres tall) £21.50
    Disabled £21.50
    Access companion Free
  • 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 (subject to availability)
  • Adults, Children / Families
  • Children must be over 1.3 metres tall to participate in a Conquer the Tower Tour.

    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 breath-taking views across the historic Windsor parkland, the Thames Valley, London skyline as well as the extent of Windsor 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.

    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.©

    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.