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Strike a pose at Royal Ascot

Strike a pose at Royal Ascot

Opening Times

1. What are the opening times for the Visitor Information Centre in Windsor?

The Royal Windsor Information Centre is open all year round apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day (24, 25 and 26 December).  Opening and closing times vary throughout the seasons but the centre is always open between 10:00 and 16:00.

2. What are the opening times for shops in Windsor and Maidenhead?

09:00 to 17:30, Monday to Saturday, are the usual opening times although some times vary depending on the nature of the business. Many shops in Windsor are open from 11:00 on Sundays and close around 16:00.  In December a number of shops within Windsor and Maidenhead stay open later for Christmas late night shopping. Please call the Tourist Information Centre for more details of these events, +44 (0)1753 743900.

For more information on shops in Windsor please visit our shopping section of the website

3. When is Windsor Castle open and how do I know if the Castle will be closed?

Windsor Castle is open March to October from 09:45 until 17:15 (last admission at 16:00) and November to February from 09:45 until 16:15 (last admission at 15:00).  There are a number of provisional closure dates each year.

The Castle is officially closed on 25 and 26 December, Good Friday, Easter Sunday morning and for the Garter Ceremony (usually the Monday of Royal Ascot week) but as Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, opening arrangements may change at short notice or parts of the Castle may be closed. It is advisable to check The Royal Collection’s website before your visit.

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