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Conquer the Tower Tour

Conquer the Tower at Windsor Castle
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  • Height restrictions apply: Visitors must be over 1.3m tall to participate in the tour. 

Map & directions

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so visitors are advised to use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking can be found on

By train

Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Green Line operates daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London.

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.

  • Windsor Castle
  • Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017 - Saturday, 30 Sep 2017
  • From 10:15 - 15:40 each day
  • Combined visit to Windsor Castle and Conquer the Tower Tour
    Adult £29.00
    Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £25.90
    Under 17/Disabled £17.30
    Family £75.60 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)

    Advantage Card or 1-Year Pass holder
    Adult £8.50
    Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £7.70
    Under 17/Disabled £5.60
    Family £22.60 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
  • 1-Year Pass holders and Advantage Card holders may purchase tickets for the Conquer the Tower tour in advance by telephone +44 (0)303 123 7300 or from the Castle's Admission Centre on the day of your visit.

During a Conquer the Tower Tour, visitors are able to climb the 200 steps to the top of Windsor Castle's iconic Round Tower. From the top, you can enjoy breathtaking views across the historic Windsor parkland, the Thames Valley, London skyline as well as the extent of Windsor Castle. Covering an area of 5.3 hectares, the site comprises the Lower Ward, including the medieval St George’s Chapel and the residences of the Military Knights; the Middle Ward, built around the original Norman motte and crowned by the Round Tower; and the Upper Ward, containing the State Apartments and Royal Apartments arranged around the Quadrangle. 

From a height of 65.5 metres above the River Thames, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the historic Windsor parkland, the Thames Valley, the London Skyline and across several counties. The view to the south is dominated by the spectacular five-kilometre Long Walk, created by Charles II. This tour will also give you a close view of the Castle’s 15-metre flagpole, which flies the Royal Standard when The Queen is in residence and the Union Flag when Her Majesty is away from Windsor.

Important safety information when booking your ticket:

  • The Conquer the Tower tour takes approximately 45 minutes and involves climbing 200 steps.
  • Sensible shoes must be worn. Flip flops are unsuitable.
  • The tour is unsuitable for those suffering from acrophobia (fear of heights) or claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces).
  • If you have any health conditions that may affect your ability to climb, we recommend that you consult your doctor before booking.
  • Visitors in late pregnancy should consider consulting their doctor before joining a tour
  • Visitors under the height of 1.3m are not permitted on to the tour
  • Children up to the age of 16 inclusive, must be accompanied in the ratio of 1 adult to every 2 children. Babies cannot be carried on the tour.

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