Changing the Windsor Castle Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for changing the Windsor Castle Guard in August and September 2019 2019.

The calendar, below, has the dates the British Army have confirmed the Windsor Castle Guard is scheduled to change.
Please check the date, you plan to visit, as changing the Windsor Castle Guard can take place at different times and Mounts on Sunday's without music or ceremony.

Changing the Windsor Castle Guard

 

10:45 - New Guard Step Off from Victoria Barracks

 

11:00 - Official Start Time

 

The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts around 30 minutes

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 22 August @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 24 August @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 27 August @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 29 August @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 31 August @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:
1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Windsor Castle Guard Change Dates August 2019

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Sunday 1 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

New Guard is bussed to the Castle

The Handover takes place inside the Guard Room to which there is no public access.

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 3 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 5 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 7 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Sunday 8 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

New Guard is bussed to the Castle

The Handover takes place inside the Guard Room to which there is no public access.

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 10 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 12 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 14 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Sunday 15 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

New Guard is bussed to the Castle

The Handover takes place inside the Guard Room to which there is no public access.

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 17 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 19 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 21 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Sunday 22 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

New Guard is bussed to the Castle

The Handover takes place inside the Guard Room to which there is no public access.

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Tuesday 24 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Thursday 26 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Saturday 28 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

2nd Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

-

Windsor Castle Guard Change

Sunday 29 September @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:

1stBattalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Where to Watch

Changes /Exceptions

New Guard is bussed to the Castle

The Handover takes place inside the Guard Room to which there is no public access.

Changing the Guard
Windsor Castle

Dates for October 2019 are still under review.
We will update the calendar and share the information on the social media channels below as soon as the dates and times are confirmed by the British Army.

Where Others Go From Here

Changing the Guard is one of the highlights of a visit to Windsor and whether you want to watch the actual Guard Mount ceremony inside Windsor Castle or see the Guards marching up the High Street the pages below should help:

Guard Mount Ceremony

  • Windsor Castle Guard
  • Where, when & why
  • The ceremony
  • Best spots to watch

About Changing the Guard

High Street Parade

Where to see the Guards and Band marching to and from Windsor Castle Guard Mount.

Route, Map & Pictures

Visiting Windsor Castle

A guide to Windsor Castle and how to get tickets

Visiting Windsor Castle

Wet Weather Cancellations

The Windsor Castle Guard change can sometimes be cancelled, especially in wet weather.

The decision to cancel due to inclement weather is made, by the Captain of the Guard, sometimes as late as 10:40 on the day.

This means we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Castle.

Changing the Guard Schedule Updates

Schedules for the Changing the Windsor Castle Guard are normally confirmed around the 20th of the preceding month.
Dates and Times can change, sometimes at short notice,when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties, and as a result of Castle closures.

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Provisional Dates

Dates for Changing the Windsor Castle Guard, shown in the calendar above have been confirmed by the British Army.

Provisionally the Windsor Castle Guard are expected to change on Tuesday's, Thursday's, and Saturday's between August and May with daily Guard Mounts in June and July.

There is normally no Windsor Castle Guard change ceremony on a Sunday

Please Note: that provisional dates and times can change.

Disclaimer - Please Read

Every reasonable effort has been made by changing-guard.com to compile accurate information about the Changing the Guard ceremony and to keep the schedule up to date.

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