Changing the Windsor Castle Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for changing the Windsor Castle Guard in January and February 2019.

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

 

Check the date you plan to visit as the Windsor Castle Guard can change at different times, and on occasions without music or ceremony.

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Saturday 12 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:
Band of The Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Tuesday 15 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:
Band of The Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Thursday 17 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

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

Where to Watch

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Windsor Castle

Saturday 19 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:
Band of The Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Tuesday 22 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:
Band of The Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Thursday 24 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:
Band of The Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Saturday 26 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Tuesday 29 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
1st Battalion Irish Guards

Musical Support:
1st Bn. Irish Guards Drums or Pipes

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Thursday 31 January @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard:
Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:
Band of the Welsh Guards

Where to Watch

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Windsor Castle

Dates for February 2019

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February Dates for Changing the Windsor Castle Guard

Changing the Guard
Windsor Castle

Saturday 2 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Tuesday 5 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:No Musical Support

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Thursday 7 February  @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:Band of the Welsh Guards

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Saturday 9 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:Band of the Coldstream Guards

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Tuesday 12 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:Band of the Scots Guards

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Thursday 14 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:Band of The Household Cavalry 

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Saturday 16 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:Band of The Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Tuesday 19 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:Band of the Grenadier Guards

Where to Watch

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Windsor Castle

Thursday 21 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 36 Engineer Regiment Queen’s Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Saturday 23 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:Band of the Irish Guards

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Tuesday 26 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:Band of The Household Cavalry

Where to Watch

Changing Windsor Castle Guard

Wednesday 27 February @ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard: 36 Engineer Regiment Queen’s Gurkha Engineers

Musical Support:Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Where to Watch

Changing the Guard
Windsor Castle

Dates for March 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 can be 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.