St George's Chapel

Type:Church / Chapel

Chapter Office, The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

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St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

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Take in the splendour of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, the setting for the marriages of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle and HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank in 2018, the burial place of 10 monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England.

A visit to St George’s Chapel is included in your Windsor Castle ticket or you are most welcome to attend services at St George’s Chapel, which are free to all.

St George’s Chapel is regarded as one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and is characterised by large windows and tall, slender pillars giving the impression of grace and elegance.  The chapel features remarkable examples of medieval woodwork and ironwork.  The magnificent Sovereign’s Stall, used by The Queen today, dates from the late eighteenth century.

The marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle

St George’s Chapel was the setting for the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May 2018.  The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner, conducted the Service. The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, officiated as the couple made their marriage vows.

History of St George’s Chapel

St George’s Chapel is located on the north side of the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle.  Work on the present chapel began when Edward IV was king, in 1475.  The east end, or Quire (choir), was completed by 1484.

The magnificent stone fan vaulting that visitors can see today was added by Henry VIII, shortly afterwards.  In 1528 the chapel was finally completed, with the fan vault over the crossing.

The chapel is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest and most important orders of chivalry in the world, founded by Edward III in 1348.

Every June the Sovereign and the Knights of the Garter attend an annual service of thanksgiving in St George's Chapel, known as Garter Day.

The Windsor burial place of kings and queens

St George's Chapel is the site of a number of royal tombs and memorials.

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) and Princess Margaret are interred in a memorial chapel off the North Quire aisle.

Further tombs and memorials include those of Edward IV, Henry VI, and King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.  The sealed entrance to the vault containing the coffins of Henry VIII and Charles I is under the centre of the Quire.

Read our blog St George's Chapel: the final resting place of monarchs.

Visit St George’s Chapel

St George’s Chapel is located in the north side of the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle and a visit to St George's Chapel is included in the price of an admission ticket for Windsor Castle.

Windsor Castle is a working palace and can be subject to full or partial closure so please check the Windsor Castle page for any provisional closure dates that apply to St George's Chapel.

St George's Chapel is a place of worship.  At least three services take place in the chapel every day, and worshippers are welcome to attend. 

On Sunday the Chapel is closed to visitors – all are welcome to attend services.

The Duke of Edinburgh: South Quire Aisle Display

Two display cases of archival material illustrating The Duke of Edinburgh’s connections with St George’s Chapel, the Order of the Garter and his role in the foundation and development of St George’s House can be seen in the South Quire Aisle of the Chapel until the end of September 2021 (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10am to 4pm; Windsor Castle admission charges apply).

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A visit to St George's Chapel is included in the price of the Windsor Castle Admission ticket.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop on audio tour.

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Italian audio guide
  • Japanese audio guide
  • Spanish audio guide

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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    Recent Reviews:

    • LoobieLu1
      East Sussex, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Beautiful building, audio tour not great
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 27th October 2020
      The building itself is stunning and so much to see. Sadly no photography is allowed. The audio tour is a bit vague - I’d like more about the kings and queens buried there. So many people are allowed... Read full review
    • JohnD209
      Leavenworth, Kansas
      セントジョージズ教会 St George’s Chape, Don't step on Henry VIII
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th November 2020
      St George’s Chapel セントジョージズ教会 is the large church within the Windsor Castle complex. Construction was started in 1474 by Edward IV and finished in 1525 by Henry VIII. It is known officially as the... Read full review
    • mrssecg
      St Georges Chapel
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th June 2021
      Quiet & peaceful with friendly staff a real joy to visit. Would highly recommend. Very informative. Suit all ages. Read full review

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    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:00 - 16:00*
    Tuesday - WednesdayClosed*
    Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
    SundayClosed*

    * Please check the Windsor Castle page for any provisional closure dates that apply to St George's Chapel (see the 'About' section for a link to the castle page).

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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