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, the Black Prince, the Saxon Royal Palace and of course – The forming of the Royal Guard Regiments. Find out why Windsor is so important to Monarchs over the years. On this walk we will take in the beauty of the Long Walk.
Walks are conducted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 10.45am and 3.30pm*. Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. Tours last around 90 minutes. (*Except days when Victoria 200 is operational). After October 31st 2019 the Military History Walk is only available as a Private Walk. Please use the request form at the bottom of the page.
Tickets do not include access to Windsor Castle. This walk is conducted in the English language alone. Please bring an umbrella, poncho or rain cape during inclement weather.
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. During hot weather he may not wear a hat. Map
After October 31st 2019 the Military History Walk is only available as a Private Walk.