Windsor is a delightful town in the Royal County of Berkshire. Nestling on the River Thames with oodles of history, easy to get to by road or train there are so many reasons to visit, here’s our Top Ten:-
1. Windsor Castle
The largest inhabited Castle in the world and Queen Elizabeth’s favourite residence. See St George’s Chapel, the State Apartments and the Changing of the Guard. This year the Round Tower opens to the public for the first time in 40 years. Lots of holiday activities for children plus don’t miss Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, the Castle provides a stunning back drop for photos too.
2. Theatre Royal Windsor
Built in 1793, Windsor’s beautiful Theatre produces a wide variety of performances from classics to pantomime. Fantastically located along the High Street in the shadows of the Castle, walking distance to restaurants and bars.
Windsor boasts a huge variety of places to eat. From cafes to fine dining, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. There are great bars too and for those with the energy a thriving club scene.
4. River Thames
Windsor sits on the River Thames about 20 miles west of London. Jump on a French Brothers tour all the way up to Hampton Court, or for the brave at heart hire your own motor boat. Alternatively, and less energetically, head over to the Brocas and kick back with your picnic blanket. Enjoy the best views of the Castle and watch the boats go by. Don’t forget to take some bread for the swans.
Windsor is surrounded by acres of Crown land. Fantasti
c for walkers and picnickers alike! Check out Savill Gardens with it’s stunning new Rose Garden, Windsor Great Park and Virginia Waters or head down to Alexandra Gardens just next to the river. With multiple activities all year round from mini-golf to bungee trampolining, Alexandra Gardens hosts an ice-rink in the winter months and the Windsor Wheel throughout the summer.
A great selection of individual and High Street shops and two stylish department stores make Windsor a fantastic choice for shoppers. From monthly farmers’ markets to craft fayres and the latest in High Street fashion, there’s plenty to keep the shopaholics happy.
7. Horse Racing
Not only is Windsor located just a hop and a skip from world-renowned Ascot racecourse, but it also has a fabulous and unique figure of eight flatcourse all of it’s own. Voted best small racecourse in the South East of England, this is a great day out for all the family.
With it’s proximity to London and convenient plane, train and automobile links, Windsor is superbly located to host regular calendar events throughout the year. Events include the Windsor Horse Show with the Royal Tattoo in May and Royal Ascot in June.
9. Art Centre
Windsor has a thriving local art scene going on at the Firestation, with comedy, music and cinema. There are numerous galleries in Windsor and Eton plus the Contemporary Art Fair which takes place in November each year.
10. Eton High Street
With it’s charming unchanged High Street and imposing College, there is plenty to do and see in Eton, located just a short stroll across the pedestrian bridge from Windsor. Lots of cafes, bistros, art galleries and individually owned shops for an unusual and interesting meander through this historic town.
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