Changing the Guard | Windsor Castle / Closures 2016

These are the provisional dates Windsor Castle, The State Rooms and St George's Chapel will be closed in 2016.

Windsor Castle, as a working royal palace, is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining. This means closures can occasionally occur at short notice. 

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Windsor Castle Closures

The dates Windsor Castle is closed to the public in 2016:

  • 24th - 25th March 2016
  • 27th March 2016 (Castle closed until 13:00)
  • 13th June 2016

The State Apartments

The dates the State Apartments at Windsor Castle are closed to the public in 2016:

  • 7th - 27th January 2016
  • 13th - April 2016
  • 12th - June 2016
  • 14th - June 2016

NOTE: When the State Apartments are closed the Semi-State Rooms are not open.  

The Semi-State Rooms Opening Dates

The Semi-State Rooms at Windsor Castle are only open during the Winter months.

Queen Mary's Dolls' House Closure

  • 1st-12th February 2016 Queen Mary's Dolls House closed

St George's Chapel

The dates St George's Chapel is closed to the public in 2016 are:

  • 7th - 8th March 2016 - St George's Chapel closed
  • 25th March 2016 - St George's Chapel will be open between 14:00 and 16:00
  • 26th March 2016 - St George's Chapel closed until 11:00
  • 7th May 2016 - St George's Chapel closed from 13:00
  • 10th - 13th June 2016 - St George's Chapel closed
  • 8th July 2016 - St George's Chapel closed until 10:30

On Sundays St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors, as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.

Service Times For St. Georges Chapel

  • 08:30 – Holy Communion
  • 10:45 – Mattins and Sermon
  • 11:45 – Sung Eucharist
  • 17:15 – Evensong

Windsor Castle Plan

Please Note

As a working royal palace, Windsor Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice. 

We use our best endeavour to update this information but cannot be held responsible for last minute changes to this schedule.