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Windsor City Sightseeing Bus Tour – Emily Hobbs

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Having lived in Windsor all my life this is something that I hadn’t done before and felt that this would really help to refresh my knowledge of Windsor. My colleague, Lou, and I took the bus trip on a sunny Wednesday afternoon and really enjoyed the experience.

We started the tour at the first stop on Castle Hill directly outside Windsor Castle. As you get on the bus you are given a set of headphones that you plug in for the duration of the tour, this is a multi-lingual guided tour so is suitable for different nationalities.

We decided to sit on the top deck as it was a nice day and thought this would be best way to take in the sites – just watch out for some of the higher trees as you go through Datchet as they do hang over the side of the bus. There is so much to see in Windsor and the surrounding areas and this is a great way to see everything without wearing out your feet!

There are 11 Bus stops that you can Hop-On or Hop-Off as you please, as the buses come every 30 minutes giving you plenty of time to get off and have a look around or stop for lunch, knowing another bus is just around the corner.

The bus tour is great value for money at just £13 per adult or £30 for a family ticket, 2 adults 2 children (2017 prices) as it is both informative and enjoyable for anyone looking to explore and learn the history of Windsor. As it is a short trip of around 45 minutes it is suitable for individuals, couples or families of all ages.Windsor Open top Bus Tour

Free Horse Show Tickets

Accommodation Windsor are giving away 2 free tickets to this year’s exciting Royal Windsor Horse Show!

All you need to do to win is like and share our Facebook page and tag 2 friends!

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The show is held in the grounds of Windsor Castle and is on one of the UK’s premier Showing events.
Highlights on Friday include:
Friday 12th May – Daytime – 5* Showjumping, Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games
Friday 12th May – Evening – 4* International Freestyle Dressage, Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
The Show Jumping will be the highlight of the five-day event which takes place from 10 – 14 May and features top-class equestrian action in four equestrian disciplines and more than 120 showing classes.
One person will be picked out at random on Friday 28th April and notified via Facebook.

Don’t forget you must like and share our Facebook page and tag two friends who might like free tickets!
Good luck!

Reasons to Visit Windsor in February 2017

February is a great month to visit Windsor.  Sure it’s Valentines Day on Tuesday 14th, but there’s nothing to stop you being romantic any other day!  With a whole host of events, the Castle, River Thames, Changing of the Guard and surrounded by stunning parks – it’s the perfect time to visit.

kiss of death windsor showBook a show.  From musicals to whodunnits, there are SIX different shows on at the historic and charming Theatre during February.  Situated opposite Windsor Castle, see what’s on here http://www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk/

pastries windsorWindsor’s wonderful Farmers’ Market takes place on the first Saturday of the Month on St Leonards Road from midday.

Wrap up warm and stroll along the river to feed the swans holding hands and gazing into each other’s eyes.

horse drawn carriage Virgina Water LakeVisit Virgina Water Lake and Savill Gardens and you can even book a horse drawn carriage.  Snuggle up under a cosy lap rug and enjoy the sights of the Great Park you can even book champagne – now that is romantic! Always book in advance http://www.ascotcarriages.co.uk/

 

Visit Windsor Castle https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/whatson/page/1  for a kick of history, with wonderful events planned throughout the month and enjoy the Changing of the Guard on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during February.

Eat out – fabulous restaurants, cafes and bars for special nights out with your loved one.  Book to avoid disappointment https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g186419-Windsor_Windsor_and_Maidenhead_Berkshire_England.html

Apartments in Windsor UKWindsor has lots of fabulous places to stay.  There are many Hotels, B&B and apartments available for rental during your stay – book direct for the best deals.  We recommend www.almahouse.co.uk for short stays in a boutique-style B&B just minutes walk from the town centre or for longer stays of 3 nights or more book one of our stylish apartments – see here www.accommodation-windsor.com.

Great properties in superb locations, lots of space, you can even bring the kids too!

Serviced Apartments Windsor

Staying away from home for an extended period of time can be a little unsettling.  Finding suitable serviced accommodation in an area that you don’t know very well or at all is daunting to say the least.  As a company we understand the requirements of those in need of short term accommodation and Windsor is our speciality.  Having been the home of the founders of Accommodation Windsor since the early 1990′s, we know the area well and are well placed to help you to find the most suitable property to suit your requirements.

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If you are staying away from home for a few weeks or months then a holiday home just won’t do.  You need the reliability of a cleaning and linen service, free unlimited WiFi internet and a choice of TV channels to suit your entertainment needs.  All with free parking and within walking distance of local shops, cafes, takeaways and restaurants.  Plus of course the train station for an easy commute to work.  Well we have all of this and more.  Why not book one of our serviced apartments in Windsor and tell us how we did.  We think you’ll be impressed with our personal check-in service and stylish apartments.  Go on – give us a call – we aim to please!  01753 833747

 

MOTHERING SUNDAY

Mothering Sunday

With Mother’s Day (Sunday 15th March) just around the corner there is a variety of events and great choice of restaurants to treat your Mum.  There is lots on offer in Windsor.

r_browns___restaurant_and_barBrown’s Bar and Brasserie, nestling at the foot of Windsor Castle with lovely views of the River Thames. This wonderful location has real wow factor and Browns are offering exclusive deals for this Mothering Sunday.  For more information please check out their website.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

http://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/locations/windsor

Alternatively, if you fancy getting out and about and enjoying the Spring sunshine, Savill Gardens situated just outside of Windsor, is well worth a visit.  This attraction is a delight for keen gardeners.  Free admission for Mothers on 15th March.  The café is serving delicious three course meals starting from just £15.95.

Allium Globemaster at Savill Gardens

Allium Globemaster at Savill Gardens

http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/events/2015/03/mothers-day/

A special treat for the little ones (and big kids too…!) Squire’s Garden Centre are hosting a Create & Grow event for Mother’s Day this year.  Pick three lovely flowers to plant in your basket and take home as a gift for just £5, there are fun competitions to enter into too.  There is also a café serving lovely cream teas and appetising lunches.  For more information visit their website to help you plan your special day.

http://www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk/coffee-shop/windsor-coffee-shop/

Wherever you plan to take your beloved Mothers and Grandmothers this year, we hope you have a fabulous time here in Windsor.  If you are considering an extended stay, please let us know how we can help with your accommodation in Windsor and Eton.

www.accommodationwindsor.com

 

 

What’s on this Christmas

Highlights of What’s On this December in Windsor & Eton:-

WINDSOR & ETON LIVING ADVENT CALENDAR

This event will take place every day between Dec 1-24th.  Each day at 6.15pm a 15-minute live performance will take place at a venue as detailed below; could be music, dance, drama or historical reading – all with a Xmas theme.  In true advent style, the details of the performance will remain a secret until the day.

Please refer to www.windsorobserver.co.uk/livingadvent for the latest information.

Monday 1 December: King & Castle, Thames Street
Tuesday 2 December: The Gallery at Ice, High Street
Wednesday 3 December: tbc
Thursday 4 December: Theatre Royal Windsor, Thames Street
Friday 5 December: Windsor On Ice, Alexandra Gardens
Saturday 6 December: Talents of Windsor, Guildhall Island
Sunday 7 December: Sir Christoper Wren, Thames Street
Monday 8 December: Wagamama, Thames Street/Windsor Royal Shopping
Tuesday 9 December: Luxe Flowers, Eton High Street
Wednesday 10 December: Royal Borough Museum, Guildhall, High Street
Thursday 11 December: Hotter Shoes, Peascod Street
Friday 12 December: Eton Town Centre
Saturday 13 December: Windsor Castle
Sunday 14 December: French Brothers, Promenade
Monday 15 December: Richer Sounds, Eton High Street
Tuesday 16 December: Castle Hotel, High Street
Wednesday 17 December: Natural History Museum, Eton College
Thursday 18 December: JAM Eton, Eton High Street
Friday 19 December: Bel and the Dragon, Datchet Road/Thames Street
Saturday 20 December: Bang & Olufsen, High Street
Sunday 21 December: Harte & Garter, Thames Street
Monday 22 December: Macdonald Hotel, High Street
Tuesday 23 December: Waterstones, Peascod Street
Wednesday 24 December: Windsor Parish Church, High Street

Living Advent Calendar Locations Leaflet

PANTOMIME

BEAUTY & THE BEAST starring Three Degrees soul star Sheila Ferguson, X-factor singer Rhydian and firm favourites Kevin Cruise along with Basil Brush and Postman Pat.  Tickets are available now, shows from Dec 3-11, tickets £31.50 theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

 

WINDSOR REINDEER PARADE

Starts atWindsor Castle, Santa will be visiting Windsor Town Centre together with his sleigh and reindeer.  He will visit the High Street and travel down Peascod Street and King Edward Court.  Between 2-4pm on Saturday 6th December.

LAPLAND UK

No need to book flights, Lapland is now conveniently located on the Windsor Estate in Whitmoor Forest.  Visit the Elves’ toy factory, magical forest and Mother Christmas’ kitchen to bake gingerbread and listen to a story.  From now until December 24th.  Tickets are available from £49.50-75 Laplanduk.co.uk.

Whatever you have planned this holiday season, Accommodation Windsor Limited would like to wish you a very merry Xmas and if you are planning to stay in Windsor during December, please contact our lovely Lettings team for info on the best accommodation deals enquiries@windsor.gb.com.

MERRY XMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

 

 

Say hello to… Lisa Fisher – Lettings Manager

Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fisher

It’s nearly six and a half years ago since I was offered an exciting career change with Accommodation Windsor Limited.  Initially, I had contacted the company for help with short term accommodation whilst I searched for a job locally.  Having spent time visiting friends, I had grown to love Windsor and was keen to relocate.  Whilst I was on the website looking at the gorgeous apartments, I noticed the company was advertising for a Lettings Manager.  A few days after submitting my CV, I was in the office being interviewed and was shown around a couple of fabulous properties that the company managed.  Directors Nigel and Georgia took me out for lunch and over Tapas I was offered the job… I think Nigel had drunk his wine too quickly!  Within the same week I found a great place to rent and all of a sudden my life was heading in a whole new direction.

Over the next few weeks, I had to learn as much as possible about Windsor & Eton and all of the Landlords and their properties so that I was well informed and able to match customers with the right accommodation to suit their needs.  When I first started with the company we had around 25 properties, this has now more than doubled to a portfolio in excess of 60 – ranging from studios to 4-bed houses.  It has been fantastic to be a part of Accommodation Windsor’s growth and see the company develop in every direction; from system development, an ever-expanding team and fabulous property improvements.  Knowing that I have contributed to the growth of the business is also incredibly rewarding.

So what’s next for Accommodation Windsor Limited?  Well, with a refreshing approach to service that brings customers back to stay with us time and time again and with the exciting property improvements currently taking place, I can only envisage the company continuing to grow in an even more corporate, professional and fresh direction.  Within the next year, we will take on new properties, we’ll need bigger offices  and possibly a bigger team too.  I think Accommodation Windsor is a great place to work and the Company is fun and innovative which is why we continue to grow year on year.

 

Royal Ascot Racing

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A Blog by Georgie Ford

With less than a week to go, Royal Ascot is once again upon us.  This year the international race event takes place between Tuesday 17th June and Saturday 21st June with up to 300,000 people attending over the five days.  Having been around since 1711, Ascot is one of the most popular race meetings in the world with prize money estimated at a whopping £4.5 million.  Each day, Her Majesty the Queen and her guests arrive by horse-drawn landaus from Windsor Castle and circle the Parade Ring.

Whether you are an avid race-goer or just looking for the perfect excuse to get dressed up and sip champagne, Royal Ascot is the perfect day out.  Tickets are priced to suit most budgets giving everybody the opportunity to watch the Royal Procession whichever enclosure they are in.  The Grandstand refurbishment in 2006 has proved popular, with plenty of places to eat and drink and a great view of the action.

Outrageous hatsFashion is one of the biggest talking points of Royal Ascot with everyone looking out for the most outrageous hat of the day.  The press report widely on the best-dressed throughout the week but especially on Ladies’ Day.  While the Silver Ring has a more relaxed dress code, entrance to the Grandstand has become stricter in recent years; strapless dresses and mini dresses are no longer permitted and fascinators must be worn.

Please click here to purchase your tickets for Royal Ascot this June.  If you miss out on Royal Ascot there are racing events, fireworks displays and concerts taking place at Ascot Racecourse throughout the year.

Royal Ascot Races

What’s on this April 2014

Windsor Wheel on The River Thames

Windsor Wheel on The River Thames

There is lots to do during April in and around Windsor.  Get your diary ready and see our list below of events taking place.  Click on the link for more information.  If you are planning to stay locally please get in touch to see how we can help with your accommodation requirements.
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