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 burial place of 11 monarchs including Queen Elizabeth II, Henry VIII and Charles I, the setting for the marriages of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle and HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank in 2018 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.  In St George's Chapel, the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II can be seen by visitors on all days the Castle is open to the public, excluding Sundays.

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 dates from the late eighteenth century.

The Windsor burial place of kings and queens

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

Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret are interred in the King George VI 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.

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.

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 click on the 'opening times' tab on the Royal Collection's website 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.

You can also read more on the Royal Collection's website.

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Guide Prices

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

Events

Saturday, 20th April 2024 - Saturday, 20th April 2024

Rare book conservation and history talksRare book conservation and history talks, St George's ChapelJoin us for two lectures about the conservation and the history of the rare book library at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
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Wednesday, 24th April 2024 - Wednesday, 24th April 2024

Wednesday, 29th May 2024 - Wednesday, 29th May 2024

Wednesday, 26th June 2024 - Wednesday, 26th June 2024

Wednesday, 31st July 2024 - Wednesday, 31st July 2024

Painting of Windsor CastleWindsor: Royal Reminiscence, Dementia-friendly morningsEvery month, Windsor Castle welcomes people living with dementia and their support-givers to Pug Yard, the learning centre for Windsor Castle, for a fun morning with refreshments, an interactive short talk, and activity.
more info

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:

    • sheepygold
      london
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Super. Come early to avoid the queues.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 14th December 2023
      We came here early, before 11am after which a queue quickly formed. The building is amazing as are all the memorials and it is well worth having a good look at everything - so many kings and queens... Read full review
    • Carmen D
      Cheadle, United Kingdom
      St George’s chapel
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th December 2023
      The chapel is exquisite, it’s a beautiful building with so much history, and being able to walk past Her Majesty’s resting place for me was a real honour. A lovely experience Read full review
    • 425michelep
      Marrakech, Morocco
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Full of history and a fascinating chapel
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th December 2023
      We visited the chapel as part of the general tour of Windsor Castle. Sadly we visit in the afternoon and time was running out to properly explore and experience all that there is to see. It was... Read full review

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    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:00 - 16:00*
    Tuesday - WednesdayClosed*
    Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
    SundayClosed*

    * Please check the web links under 'Visit St George's Chapel' in the 'About' section of this page for any provisional closure dates and service information that apply to St George's Chapel.

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

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