Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle
Windsor Guard Mount
The Windsor Castle guard is provided by the resident regiment of Foot Guards, from the Household Division, in their full-dress uniform of red tunics and bearskins accompanied by the Guards Band.
Where to see the Guard Change
The new guard, accompanied by the band, march from Victoria barracks, up Sheet Street, left into the High Street, past the Parish Church and the Guildhall, then turn right onto Castle Hill by Queen Victoria's Statue and into the Castle.
The Guard Mount takes place inside Windsor Castle and you will need a ticket to the castle to see the old and new guard exchange duties.
After the Guard Mount the old guard and band return to Victoria barracks, following the same route. See map.
Windsor Castle Guard Mount Time & Schedule
The New Guard will step off from Victoria Barracks at approximately 1045 hours and march through the Town Centre. The Changing the Guard Ceremony will take place inside Windsor Castle at 1100 hours on the following dates (you will need tickets to get into Windsor Castle):
December 2018 Schedule
1st, 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th and 30th December.
January 2019 Schedule
2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 30th and 31st January
Please Note: Please note that this schedule is set by the British Army and is subject to change
Confirmed schedules are posted toward the end of the current month.
Tickets are open-dated and can be used any time.