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Dates and times for changing the Windsor Castle Guard in January, February and March 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: from the 16th January 2017 there are changes to the alternate day schedule for changing the Windsor Castle Guard.

Check the dates you are planning to visit Windsor then find out more about the Changing of the Windsor Castle Guard and where to watch the Guards and Band as they march to and from the Castle.

Changing the Windsor Castle Guard - January 2017

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

2 - 3 - 5- 7 - 9 - 11- 13 - *15* - *16* - 18 - 20 - *22* - 23 - 25 -27 - *29* - 30

With the following exceptions:

* Exceptions to Schedule - January 2017*

  1. No Music or Ceremony - Sunday the 15th, 22nd, and 29th January
    Windsor Castle Guard will travel to the Guard Room by coach.
  2. No Music or Ceremony - Monday 16th January
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Changing the Windsor Castle Guard - February 2017

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

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

With the following exceptions:

* Exceptions to Schedule - February 2017*

  1. No Ceremony or Musical Support - on Sunday the 5th,12th, 19th and 26th February 2017
    Windsor Castle Guard will travel to the Guard Room by coach.

Changing the Windsor Castle Guard - March 2017

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

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

With the following exceptions:

* Exceptions to Schedule - March 2017*

  1. No Ceremony or Musical Support - on Sunday the 5th,12th, 19th and 26th March 2017
    Windsor Castle Guard will travel to the Guard Room by coach.
  2. State Visit - A State Visit is provisionally scheduled for the Tuesday 28th March
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Schedule 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.