Windsor Rocks

Changing of the Guard


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The Windsor Castle Guard change takes place in the spectacular surroundings of the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.

Traffic is stopped and the bustling High Street is transformed into a Parade Ground, lined by residents and visitors, waiting to see the Guards led by a Regimental Band march to and from changing the Windsor Castle Guard.

To see the Changing the Guard ceremony inside the castle, where the Regiment, which has been on duty for the previous 24 or 48 hours hand over to the New Guard, you will need to purchase a Windsor Castle ticket.

Unless The King is in official residence the Windsor Castle Guard change on the Lower Ward with the New and Old Guard entering and leaving through the Henry VIII Gate.

When The King is in official residence the ceremony takes place on the lawn of the Quadrangle outside the Royal Apartments when the Guards march all the way up to the top of Castle Hill and enter through the St George's Gate.

Following the ceremony the Band lead the Old Guard back to barracks via High Street to Victoria Barracks

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