Changing Guard | Windsor Castle / Dates & Times

Dates and times for changing the Windsor Castle Guard for May and June 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 - May 2017

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

1 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 13 - 15
17 -
*19* - 20 - *22* - *24* - *26* - 27 - 29 - *31

* Exceptions / Changes to Schedule - May 2017*

  1. No Music or Ceremony: Saturday 6th May
  2. No Musical Support - Friday 19th, 22nd and 26th May
    (Massed Bands in London for Trooping the Colour rehearsals)
  3. No Musical Support: 31st May if 5th Trooping rehearsal required (TBA)

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

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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. Admin Mount: Monday 19th 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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Schedule Updates Changes

Schedules for Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle can change, sometimes at short notice, when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties, we use Facebook, Twitter and G + to share updates. LIKE US to get the latest information.

 

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.