If you are a visitor to Windsor and want to learn more about it’s history you can now take the ‘Military History Walk’, which brings to life the notoriety of some of the Royals and the Military in Windsor. You have the unique opportunity to be accompanied and led, by an Ex Royal Guard, one that has served as a soldier in Windsor Castle, St James Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.
The Military History Walk is a 80-90 minute walk that is full of renown and notorious history. Discover more about the lives of Windsor’s Victoria Cross recipients. The Armies of Windsor. Oliver Cromwell and the New Model Army, King Edward III and the Black Prince, Saxon Royal Palace, Bad King John, and of course – The forming of the Royal Guard Regiments. Find out why Windsor is so important to Monarchs over the years. This tour is conducted in the English language alone. How it Works
The Mounting New Guard will march past around 10.55am as we make our way around have your camera ready. (Dependent on operational times).
Walks are conducted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 10.45am and 3.30pm*. Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. Tours last around 90 minutes. Please bring an umbrella, poncho or rain cape during inclement weather.
Walk Assembly Point:
‘The Military History Walk’ gather at the black information kiosk on the corner of the Harte and Garter Hotel. Look out for the Ex-Guardsman wearing a bowler hat. Please note during hot weather he may not wear a hat.
Royal Windsor Tours Details:
Tours are mainly conducted and led by ex-Guardsmen and on occasion Special Army Veterans. The Military History Walk is ideal for Independent Travelers because you can buy a ticket to be part of a group of like minded visitors and not have to pay the price of a group tour. That’s why our prices are very reasonable and accessible.
Advantage Card £12
Over 60 £10
Ages 13-17 £9
Ages 5-12 £7.50
Under 5 Free (accompanied)
Family £45 (2 adults 3 Ages 5-17)
Tickets do not include access to Windsor Castle.
The Windsor Information Centre:
You can buy tickets over the counter at the Windsor Information Centre They are a very friendly team and you can also get information about other attractions in Windsor.
Royal Windsor Information Centre,
The Old Booking Hall,
Windsor Royal Shopping,
Windsor SL4 1PJ
Hours: 9AM -5.30pm Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm on Sunday
You can also purchase tickets over the telephone: 01753 743900
Royal Windsor Information Centre. Accept major credit and debit cards except American Express and Diners Club. Card payments will appear on customers’ statements as Windsor Information centre. Cheque payments made payable to Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. Cheque must clear prior to event. Allow 6 working days.