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Information for groups visiting Windsor Castle

Whether your group is interested in a special or 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 or more, including for International Schools Groups, and group-only products designed to enrich your experience at the official residences of His Majesty The King.


Group prices and book tickets

Book in advance for the best value.

Children go half price

Windsor Castle for Groups

01 Jan 2024 - 30 Dec 2024
Book a ticket to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and home to 1,000 years of royal history.
In advance
On the day
Young Person (18-24)
Child (5-17)
Access companion
Under 5
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Prices for group leaders and guides

Windsor Castle-authorised Blue Badge Guides enjoy free entry. To gain free admission, Blue Badge Guides should call the Ticket Sales and Information Office on +44 (0)303 123 7321. Blue Badge Guides will be requested to show their Blue Badge and Institute of Tourist Guiding membership card on the day of their visit.

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 Visits & Private Tours 2024

Browse our Group Visits & Private Tours brochure for details of our full programme for groups in 2024

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Group bookings & payments

Windsor Castle is busiest from opening and throughout the morning. We have introduced timed tickets to manage the number of visitors inside The King’s official residences and galleries, so it is essential that groups pre-book an arrival time in advance of their visit. Groups can reserve and book tickets 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir Guide


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What's On for Groups

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.