Changing the Windsor Castle Guard Dates & Times

Dates and times for changing the Windsor Castle Guard in January and February 2020.

The calendar, below, has the dates the British Army have confirmed the Windsor Castle Guard is scheduled to change.

Scroll down this page to read more as the Windsor Castle Guard schedule can change and mount without music or ceremony.

Windsor Castle Guard Dates & Times - January 2020

Changing the Windsor Castle Guard

10:45 - New Guard Step Off from Victoria Barracks

11:00 - Official Start Time
Inside the Castle Precincts

 

The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts around 30 minutes

Thursday 16 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Scots Guards

Remarks

-

Saturday 18 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Sunday 19 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

No March to / from the Castle.
Handover inside the Guard Room, with no public access.

Tuesday 21 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Thursday 23 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Saturday 25 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Sunday 26 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

No March to / from the Castle.
Handover inside the Guard Room, with no public access.

Tuesday 28 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Thursday 30 January
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Windsor Castle Guard Dates & Times - February 2020

Saturday 1 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

7 Company Coldstream Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Irish Guards

Remarks

-

Sunday 2 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

No March to / from the Castle.
Handover inside the Guard Room, with no public access.

Tuesday 4 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Thursday 6 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

F Company Scots Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Saturday 8 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Sunday 9 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

No March to / from the Castle.
Handover inside the Guard Room, with no public access.

Tuesday 11 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Thursday 13 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Saturday 15 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Sunday 16 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

No March to / from the Castle.
Handover inside the Guard Room, with no public access.

Tuesday 18 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Thursday 20 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

Band of the Household Cavalry

Remarks

-

Saturday 22 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Welsh Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Welsh Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Sunday 23 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

No Music or Ceremony

Remarks

No March to / from the Castle.
Handover inside the Guard Room, with no public access.

Tuesday 25 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Thursday 27 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

Saturday 29 February
@ 11:00

Windsor Castle Guard

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Musical Support:

1st Bn. Grenadier Guards Corps of Drums

Remarks

-

March Dates for Changing the Windsor Castle Guard are still under review.

We will update this calendar and share the information on the social media channels below as soon as they are confirmed by the British Army.

Related Pages

Changing the Windsor Castle Guard is one of the highlights of a visit to Windsor and whether you want to visit the Castle to watch the ceremony or see the Guards as they march 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

The March

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 in wet weather.

When a Wet Mount is called the Guards march to and from the Castle without musical support.

The decision to call a Wet Mount is not made until the last minute, which 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.

We use Facebook and Twitter to share updates. FOLLOW US for information, pictures and videos daily.

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.

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