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Information about parking near Windsor Castle Royal Palace
Windsor Castle is in Berkshire around an hour’s drive away from Central London. It is best accessed via exit 6 from the M4 where you’ll need to drive through Eton and across the River to the unmistakable castle now before you.
There are a good number of off-street car parks throughout the nearby town of Windsor but parking on-street can be quite challenging.
JustPark provides information on a wide choice of parking options near Windsor Castle, many of which are reservable – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
Most of the on-street parking around Windsor Castle in the town of Windsor is reserved solely for resident permit holders. The majority of streets nearest to the castle – and around the outskirts of Windsor in general – prohibit parking for non-permit holders throughout much of the day. The majority of available pay-and-display spaces are in the centre of Windsor on St. Leonards Road and by the River Thames on Barry Avenue. On-street parking charges typically apply from 8am-6pm each day but will often enforce a maximum stay which can vary in each location.
There is no car park available for visiting drivers on-site at Windsor Castle. It is recommend you use one of the off-street car parks in Windsor town centre just a short walk away.
River Street car park (River Street, Windsor, SL4 1QT) is the closest off-street car park to the castle but this does mean it charges quite a high hourly rate. Parking charges apply from 9am-9am Monday-Sunday but parking is free from 9pm-9am.
A much cheaper alternative is Romney Lock car park (Romney Lock Road, Windsor, SL4 6HX) which is around a 10 minute walk away downstream the River Thames. Parking charges here apply from 9am-midnight Monday-Sunday with parking free from midnight-9am.
JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street spaces near Windsor Castle – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay King Edward VII Avenue Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead £0.80 / hour Windsor Library Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead £0.20 / 30 minutes King Edward Court Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead £0.80 / hour River Street Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead £4.00 / hour Meadow Lane Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead £1.00 / hour
There are no disabled spaces, or parking at all ,for visiting drivers at Windsor Castle. However at the nearby River Street car park (River Street, Windsor, SL4 1QT),despite only having 3 disabled bays, allows disabled drivers to park free of charge in any space provided they clearly display their Blue Badge.
You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around Windsor Castle (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
The majority of on-street spaces in the town of Windsor are reserved for resident permit holders to ensure that they are not affected by the influx of tourists to see the castle. There are varying specific restrictions on each street however, even for public pay-and-display spaces, so make sure you carefully read signposts to ensure you are not parked illegally.
Please also note that their will be traffic disruptions caused by the marching of the guards from the town of Windsor to the Castle. Traffic is usually stopped by local police in Windsor for around 15 minutes to allow for the passing of the Guards affecting many approaches into the town.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in and are not restricted at your requested times.
Parking charges in the majority of off-street car parks and in on-street spaces will still apply on weekends and Bank holidays.
Overnight parking is free in many of the off-street surface car parks throughout Windsor including those listed above in the ‘off-street parking’ section.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Windsor Castle is one of the Royal residences of the British monarchs and has been as such for around 900 years. The stunning architecture and parkland that surrounds the residence is well worth the visit just for its ethereal beauty. The nearby town of Windsor sits on the River Thames opposite its historic twin town of Eton – famous for its centuries-old public school, Eton College. If you somehow tire of the magisterial draw of Windsor Castle then it’s just a short bus journey to the ultra popular LEGOLAND Windsor Resort where everything is awesome.
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