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Guide and group at Windsor Castle

Group visit to Windsor Castle ©

Whether your group is interested in a special private visit or just wants a truly magnificent experience visiting one of the royal residences, our team can help you get the most out of your visit. We offer a groups discount for bookings of 15 people or more, and group-only products designed to enrich your experience at the official residences of The Queen. 

Group prices

  State Apartments open State Apartments closed
Adult £20.20 £11.10
Over 60 / Student £18.30 £10.00
Under 17 / Disabled £11.70 £6.50
Under 5 Free Free

Prices for group leaders and guides

Windsor Castle-authorised Blue Badge Guides enjoy free entry. Guides should go the Admissions Centre on arrival and show their Windsor Castle-authorised membership card.

Trainee Blue Badge Guides are offered complimentary admission during the course of their studies. Trainee guides should go the Admissions Centre on arrival and show their current London and Partners or Tourism South East trainee-guide pass.

All unauthorised guides and tour leaders must be included as part of a group booking. 

Group bookings & payments

Windsor Castle is busiest from opening and throughout the morning. For the best experience please book and have your tickets posted to you in advance, and arrive on your visit date after midday.

When you arrive, you will be required to pass through an airport-style security check. In order to speed up this process, please carry as few bags and items with you as possible.

Tickets may be reserved and paid for on our website, or by calling the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)303 123 7321. Please note that a £2.00 transaction fee is applied to all telephone bookings, and same day tickets can only be bought in person from the Admissions Centre.

In a change to previous booking conditions for Windsor Castle, it is now possible for groups of 15 or more to book on the day of their visit, both in person or by telephone (subject to availability). Online bookings for the same day remain off sale.

Group reservations must be paid for by credit card or company cheque, 30 days before the visit date.

We accept the following credit cards:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • JCB
  • Switch/Maestro
  • Diners Club

Company cheques should be made payable to 'Royal Collection Enterprises Limited'.

Coach parking

Pay-and-display coach parking is available on Alma Road in the town centre and is clearly signed from all approach routes. A lift takes visitors from the coach park to Windsor & Eton Central Station, which is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the Admissions Centre and Castle entrance.

Coaches can't set down or pick up passengers at the entrance to Windsor Castle.

Further information about coach parking can be found on the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead website.

Guiding in the Castle

Windsor Castle-authorised Blue Badge Guides are allowed to guide within the Precincts, but not in the State Apartments. For further details on obtaining Windsor Castle accreditation, please contact:

The Visitor Office
Saxon Tower
Windsor Castle

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7839 1377
E-mail: [email protected]

Multimedia guides

Visitors can enjoy a free multimedia tour at Windsor Castle, available in nine languages:

  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Russian

We also offer a family multimedia tour for children aged 7-11, available in English.

Visitors can also buy the Official Souvenir Guide for Windsor Castle in advance from our online shop or on the day of the visit.

What's On for Groups

2019 Group Visits and Private Tours brochure

View our latest groups guide online.

Find out the full range of group visits and private tours at the official royal residences.

View the guide