Windsor Castle with a Hotel
Feel like royalty with our Windsor Castle short breaks
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Step back in time and experience over 1,000 years of royal history with a trip to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Perfect for all of the family, Windsor Castle is jaw-droppingly grand, the kids will love the Pantomime Pictures and if you're lucky enough to see it, the Changing of the Guard is a colourful sight that you'll treasure forever.
Please Note: As Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, sometimes the entire Castle or the State Apartments within the Castle need to be closed at short notice. See website for details.
Windsor Castle Exhibition
The Palace of Holyroodhouse are hosting a special display to commemorate the remarkable life of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Discover more about The Prince's life and career, as well as his patronages and associations, including sport, science, the environment, art and encouraging younger generations.
For exhibition dates, check here for details.
After a fun-filled day marvelling at the castle and all it's treasures, why not unwind in a nearby top hotel. Whether you're travelling with the whole family, as a couple or seeing the sights solo, we've got the perfect hotel to suit you and your budget. Book with Holiday Extras to save on your short break to Windsor Castle.
Changing the Guard
As well as being a colourful spectacle for visitors, Changing the Guard also has a military purpose. The ceremony takes place to allow the handover of duties between two groups of guards.
The ceremony can be watched on Thursdays and Saturdays. The guards arrive at the castle just before 11:00, but the schedule can change, check the British Army website for details.
Our Hotels near Windsor Castle
We have a great choice of hotels near to Windsor Castle that will transform your day trip into an exciting short break. Some hotels are as little as 2 miles away. With family rooms and great places to eat and drink, our hotels are the perfect way to treat the family to a little time away. Simply add your dates above to check availability or take a look at a couple of our favourites below.
De Vere Beaumont Estate
Set in 40 acres of beautiful parkland and boasting 4-star facilities, De Vere Beaumont Estate is perfect for luxurious stays.
Located just a short drive away from Windsor Castle and providing amazing facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, fitness centre, and lots of picturesque picnic areas, it's the ideal base for making your short break extra special.
The Runnymede on Thames
The Runnymede on Thames is particularly great for families, offering a range of fun activities for the little ones.
The 4-star Runnymede on Thames, set on the banks of the River Thames, boasts a range of family-friendly facilities, including garden games, outdoor pool and river boat hire, an award-winning spa and plenty of delicious dining options including alfresco lunches and afternoon teas.
Covid-secure measures for Windsor Castle and hotels
Following Government guidelines both Windsor Castle Resort and the partnered hotels have put in place strict hygiene measures to protect staff and visitors alike. The processes may differ slightly from hotel to hotel but below you can see some of the safety measures in place:
- Check-in as part of NHS Test and Trace, at key points around the Resort
- One way systems
- Enhanced cleaning
- Contactless payment only
- Staff will be wearing protective clothing
You may find more specific instructions for certain hotels or parts of Windsor Castle but don't worry, these will be made clear to you where necessary.
"On that trip I learnt something very important. Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I’d forgotten England even existed."Alex Garland, The Beach