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Great Kitchen Tour

Windsor Castle: the Grand Kitchen, after restoration, Alexander Creswell (RCIN 933500)
Windsor Castle: the Grand Kitchen, after restoration, Alexander Creswell (RCIN 933500) ©
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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

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 10:45 - 16:30 each day. Please arrive at the Castle 45 minutes before your tour time.
  • Book in advance for best value

    Combined ticket to Windsor Castle and Great Kitchen Tour:

    Advance price:
    Adult £36.00
    Young Person (18-24) £23.20
    Child (5-17) £19.90
    Disabled £19.90

    On-the-day price:
    Adult £38.00
    Young Person (18-24) £24.70
    Child (5-17) £20.90
    Disabled £20.90
  • If you already have a ticket to Windsor Castle or an Advantage Card or 1-Year Pass you can add on a Great Kitchen Tour ticket by telephoning +44 (0)303 123 7304 or from the Castle's Admission Centre on the day of your visit.
Copper pans in the Great Kitchen

Copper pans in the Great Kitchen ©

Get a fascinating insight into Windsor Castle as a working royal palace with a guided tour of the oldest working kitchen in the country, which has remained in use for 750 years.

Built in the reign of Edward III, the Great Kitchen has been used ever since.

See original fireplaces from the 1360s and hear about the elaborate dinners prepared for successive monarchs, including the 30 course sumptuous banquets in the time of George IV and Queen Victoria's unique dining etiquette. 

Learn about how the Great Kitchen is used today for State occasions hosted by His Majesty The King in this unique tour of an area not usually open to the public.

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