Changing Guard | Windsor Castle / Dates & Times

Dates and times for changing the Windsor Castle Guard for June and July 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Daily summer, and odd / even day winter, schedules have been replaced. Check the dates below and the exceptions / changes before visiting to avoid disappointment.

We will update the schedule and share subsequent changes on the social media channels below


Changing the Windsor Castle Guard - June 2017

Changing of the Windsor Castle Guard is scheduled to change at 11:00 hours in June 2017 on these dates:.

2 - *3* - *4* - 7 - 9 - 12 - 14 - 16 - *19*
20 - *21* - 22 - 23 - 24 - *25* - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30

* Exceptions / Changes to Schedule - June 2017*

  1. No Musical Support: Saturday 3rd June
    (Major General's Review for Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade London)
  2. No Music or Ceremony: Sunday 4th and 25th, June
  3. Guard Mount: Monday 19th June - guard mount moved from 16:00 to 11:00 will be with music and ceremony
  4. Admin Mount: Monday 21st June - guard mount at 16:00 without music or ceremony

Details of the Regiments and Bands on duty at Windsor Castle.

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Changing the Windsor Castle Guard - July 2017

Changing of the Windsor Castle Guard is scheduled to change at 11:00 hours in June 2017 on these dates:.

1st - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 8th - 10th - 11th - 13th - 14th - 15th - 16th 17th - 18th
19th - 20th - 21st - 22nd - 23rd - 24th - 25th - 26th -27th - 28th - 29th - 31st

* Exceptions / Changes to Schedule - July 2017*

No changes have been notified.

July Highlights:

  • Wednesday 12th July - State Visit - The King and Queen of Spain will be guests of Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace
  • Monday 17th July - Birthday of Duchess of Cornwall
  • Saturday 22nd July - Birthday of Prince George of Cambridge
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Schedule Updates Changes

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Times for Changing the Windsor Castle Guard

  • 10:45 - New Guard step off from Victoria Barracks - usually accompanied by a band
  • 11:00 hrs - Official Start Time: - unless otherwise stated above

Watching the Windsor Castle Guard Change Ceremony

Find out more about Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle and where to see the Guards marching to and from the castle.

To see Windsor Castle Guard change, inside the Castle precincts, you will need a ticket.

Windsor Castle Tickets are available online through Visit Britain the official shop of the British Tourist Authority, or on the day at the ticket desk.
(Allow extra time if you buy tickets on the day to make sure you are not standing in a queue when the ceremony starts).

Wet Weather Cancellations

Changing Guard at Windsor Castle does not take place in very wet weather at Windsor Castle.

Disclaimer - Please Read

Every reasonable effort has been made by to compile accurate information about changing the Windsor Castle Guard schedules and to keep these up to date.

However, schedules can and do change from time to time, sometimes without notice, meaning we cannot guarantee the Windsor Castle Guard change ceremony will take place on the dates stated or accept any responsibility for loss or inconvenience caused by using the information provided on this website.