Theere are many advantages to living in the Royal Borough. The Windsor Advantage Card is available free to all residents and gives some truly excellent benefits.
These include the following:
- Free entrance to Windsor Castle (for Yellow Advantage Cards)
- £5 off various dates at Ascot Racecourse
- 2 for 1 entry into Savill Garden
- £5 off Legoland day tickets (t&c’s apply)
- Discounts at a huge list of stores in the town. Just look out for the advantage card logo near the till.
- Offers and discounts from local businesses for everything from photography and curtain making to spa and beauty treatments.
- Free short stay and reduced long stay parking at the council-run car parks:
Alexandra Gardens, Alma Road, Windsor Dials, East Berks College, Eton on street parking, King Edward VII, River Street, Romney Lock, Victoria Street, Windsor Library, York House and Windsor on street parking.
Eligibility and applying for an advantage card are simple and you will soon be getting discounts in Windsor almost every time you shop in town. As this is a borough-wide scheme, discounts and parking also apply to Maidenhead.
Education standards are very high in the national league tables and a schooling in Windsor provides a good start for most children. Whether you are looking at state schools, private schools, primary or secondary schools, Windsor is a good educational choice for your children.
The Brigidine School
King’s Road, Windsor, Berkshire
A Roman Catholic girls school with 270 pupils
St. George’s School,
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1QF
A mixed C of E school with 170 pupils
St John’s Beaumont School
Old Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire
A boys school with 290 pupils
Upton House School
St. Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3DF
Mixed C of E school with 190 pupils
Windsor Girls’ School
Imperial Road, Windsor Berkshire, SL4 3RT
A girls school with 700 pupils.
If you are thinking of Buying or renting property in Windsor, then you will be joining a long list of famous people who have made Windsor their home.
Alongside countless generations of English royalty, Sir Christopher Wren, Nell Gwynne, Elton John, Anna Friel and countless other celebrities have all made their homes in Windsor. Sir Sydney Camm (1893-1966) a pioneer of British aviation and the designer of the Hawker Hurricanes that won the battle of Britain was born and raised in Alma Road.
Houses for Sale in Windsor
Because of the popularity of Windsor, its closeness to the motorway and the royal cachet, house prices are on the whole higher than in surrounding towns and villages. However there is a constant noise problem from Heathrow airport, so make sure the planes wont drive you crazy before putting down your roots here.
Windsor Estate Agents
3 High Street
Gregory & Company Estate Agents
242 Dedworth Road
25 St Leonards Road
52 High Street,
11 High Street
41 High Street
Most of these publish their listings in the free local property newspaper called property news. You can find the latest edition outside any of the estate agents in Windsor.
Houses to rent in Windsor
In addition, these agencies supply residential and lettings to the Windsor area:
- Atkinson & Keene Estate Agents
- Bairstow Eves Estate Agents
- Campsie Estate Agents
- Castle Estates
- Hamptons Estate Agents
- Horler & Associates Estate Agents
- Kings Property Management
- Leyton-Smith & Moseley Estate Agents
- Mann Countrywide Estate Agents
- Murray Management Estate Agents
- Roger Platt Estate Agents
It can be useful to know which postcodes relate to which town. Here are the postcode prefixes that relate to Windsor and the surrounding towns and villages.
Windsor postcode: SL4
Eton postcode: SL4
Ascot postcode: SL5
Bracknell postcode: RG42
Crowthorne postcode: RG45
Littlewick Green postcode: SL6
Maidenhead postcode: SL6
Shurlock Row postcode: RG10
Slough postcode: SL1
Winkfield Row postcode: RG42
Wraysbury postcode: TW19
I realise that most people will wonder why you need to know this information, but having postcodes at your fingertips is sometimes very useful in business when you only have partial information about a firm.
Sport in Windsor
We have many active sporting clubs and organisations in town. Here is an a-z list of sports in Windsor, with contact information so you too can get active and get involved.
In past times archery was an obligation for every man over the age of 16. Nowadays a small but growing group meet at the butts in home park to practice this ancient sport.
There is a badminton club based at Windsor Leisure Centre
We have a lovely bowling green within site of the castle and the river.
Windsor & Eton Bowling Club
Tel: 01753 859970
Windsor and District Canoe Club is based on the banks of the River Thames in Windsor close to the leisure centre, a few hundred yards upstream from the centre of town. The easiest way to contact them is to turn up at the clubhouse on a Wednesday night from about 18:30 or email the canoe club directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor Cricket Club is one of the larger clubs in the Thames Valley Area with 6 teams.
Long established football team.
Datchet Golf Club
One of the oldest clubs in the south of England with a course running by the river.
Mill Ride Golf Club
lovely location for this private members club
The hockey club fields men’s and women’s teams of all ages.
The Guards Polo Club is based in the Great Park
Windsor Rugby Club
The Club House and Grounds are in the Home Park on Datchet Road close to Windsor and Eton Riverside station. Car parking is available.
Windsor Swimming Club is based at Windsor Leisure Centre
There are plans afoot to add squash courts to Windsor Leisure Centre, but at present the only option is the private “The Windsor Club” Helston Lane, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5AP
Originally founded in 1913, the Royal Albert Institute (Windsor) Lawn Tennis Club’ moved to its present location close to the relief road (now with a big fountain on the roundabout) in the 1940s. They are expected to have to move