Changing of the Guard in Windsor is a spectacular free event which you can watch in the town. It is popular with family members of all generations.
When and what time is Changing of the Guard?
In October 2021 Changing of the Guard taking place on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s at 11am. Please note, 11am is when the Guards Change over in Windsor Castle so it’s worth be ready to watch outside Windsor Castle at 10.45am; when the Guards march along the roads.
The timings are as follows;
10.45am – New Guard step off from Victoria Barracks on Sheet Street and march to Windsor Castle passing the Town Hall and Queen Victoria Statue.
11.00am – The Changing the Guard Ceremony takes place inside Windsor Castle.
11:25am – The Old Guard step off at Windsor Castle and return to the Barracks.
It is worth keeping an eye on the Changing of the Guard website which keeps you up to date with which regiment are the Windsor Castle Guards and which band is providing musical support during the Changing of the Guard march. Plus any changes and cancellations to times and dates.
Where should I stand to watch Changing of the Guard?
If you stand on the pavements between The Castle, Queen Victoria Statue and Town Hall you should get a good view of the marching band and Guards.
Where should I park?
There are a number of car parks dotted around Windsor. We always park at Alexandra Gardens as it is by the River, which we enjoy seeing and you can walk up to Windsor castle. Parking for 2 hours is £3.40.