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Special visit

World Book Day

Miniature books from the library of Queen Mary's Dolls' House, Windsor Castle
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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 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 (Friday, 2 Mar 2018 - Saturday, 3 Mar 2018)
  • 10:30 – 15:00
  • All activities are included with standard admission to Windsor Castle.
  • Tickets can be pre-booked, or bought from the admission centre on the day.

World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books and reading. In this, the 21st year, we will be marking Windsor Castle's unique contribution to the world of books on 2-3 March. Over two days some of the finest books in the Royal Library will be displayed throughout the State Apartments.

Admire exquisite illuminated manuscripts together with books owned by Henry VIII and Charles I. Meet the librarians as well as specialists and apprentices from the bindery who are preserving the ancient craft of hand-bookbinding for future generations.

On Friday, 2 March rare books and manuscripts from the library of the Dean and Canons of Windsor will be on display in St George's Chapel.

On Saturday, 3 March bring your children along to listen to special stories in the State Apartments with our storyteller, Olivia Armstrong, and come dressed as your favourite book character to claim a memento.


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