The definitive insiders guide to everything there is to know about Royal Windsor.

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Windsor Castle

Home of our Monarchs for almost a 1000 years, Windsor Castle is open to visitors throughout the year.

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Restaurants

Windsor HAS Lots of great places to eat and drink. A wide range of styles and something to suit every budget.

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Hotels

Staying in Windsor is fantastic and we have some truly excellent local hotels.

 

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History

Kings and Queens, Wars, Murders, Treason and more. Read about this fascinating town.

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River Thames

Find out how you can enjoy the river Thames during your visit to Windsor

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Eton

Just across the bridge is Eton, a small village with a huge reputation.

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Getting to Windsor

Great Rail links (we have 2 stations) and road links mean Windsor is easy to get to.

LegoLand

Windsor is also home to Legoland, a fun adventure park aimed at children of all ages.

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The Great Park

The Long Walk, Copper Horse, Savill Gardens and Polo Ground. The park great for exploring and exercising.

Windsor – A Town With Royal History

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The world-famous Windsor Castle is almost one thousand years old and a visit to this royal residence is certainly top of the list of things to do in Berkshire. The castle is right in the heart of Windsor’s town centre, lining a major part of the high street. St Georges Chapel within the castle grounds is on of the finest examples of the perpendicular Gothic school of architecture with high straight columns, fan vaulting and large stained glass windows. It really is a beautiful magical building.

Windsor Castle is one of the homes of the British Royal Family and brings with it all the pomp and ceremony of the royal household.  The regular Changing of the Guard ceremony, state visits of foreign dignitaries and even the occasional Royal Wedding means there is always something to see.

So Much to See and Do in Windsor

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The glorious River Thames runs through the heart of town offering great opportunities for mucking about in boats. Our public leisure centre and swimming pools rival private gyms in terms of both quality and facilities. The gym looks out directly onto the riverside, making getting fit a real pleasure. The river is also home to the famous white swans. The annual Swan Upping ceremony is just one of the ways we keep a good track of the health and well-being of these beautiful birds. Did you know that the Monarch owns one third of the swans (the rest are owned by two livery companies).

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The Great Park which can be accessed from The Long Walk, is home to some of the oldest oak trees in England along with the world famous Savill Gardens,  Virginia Waters and Valley Gardens. Open all year round the Park offers many lovely walks and is a great way of exploring England’s beautiful wood and park land.  The changing seasons bring new and beautiful things to discover on each time you visit and is a real delight for horticulturalists and nature lovers alike.

Add to all that, the thriving local Theatre scene with both the Theatre Royal and Windsor Arts Centre offering regular entertainment, loads of restaurants and bars and you have the recipe for a truly wonderful town that delights both visitors and residents alike.

Windsor also makes a great base for visiting local attractions such as Eton, Runnymede, Legoland, Cliveden, Bray and many more.