Destination: Windsor


Royal borough and posh town complete with Royal castle and theme park!


Windsor Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Windsor

Windsor is totally dominated by its castle, the largest in Britain, and a home of the Royal family for 900 years. The town itself has many interesting old buildings dating back to the 17th Century, particularly in the cobbled streets of the Guildhall Island. The pedestrianised area in the town provides a pleasant shopping and dining environment, with plenty of opportunities to buy your British souvenirs. The small town of Eton is just across the River Thames on which you can enjoy a river cruise, is much quieter than its neighbour Windsor, but has much to see in its High Street which is full of peculiar buildings with Georgian facades and many timber-framed structures. The town is also home to the world famous educational establishment Eton College.


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Region: London

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

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What's nearby? Windsor, Eton, Berkshire, (Heathrow airport)

What transport do you recommend? Exploring Windsor and Eton doesn't require a vehicle. It has great rail and road links as well as many day tours.

Did you know? In 1649 a bill in the English parliament to demolish Windsor Castle was defeated by just one vote!

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Windsor Castle

Windsor is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, St George's Chapel, and Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Windsor Great Park

South of the town centre is Windsor Great Park, which incorporates woodland, monuments, lakes and its own estate village. You can even take a horse drawn carriage through the park.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Eton College

Eton College was founded in 1440 by Henry VI to provide free education for 70 poor scholars. Ironically today the school is one of the most exclusive in the world, having schooled many UK Prime ministers as well as Princes William and Harry.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Legoland Windsor Resort

Legoland is a theme park offering a great number of rides, live shows, building workshops and of course over 40 million Lego bricks have been used to recreate scenes from Europe and North America.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

Royal Ascot

The Royal Meeting at Royal Ascot racecourse, established in 1768 by Queen Anne, is a national institution in the British summer social calendar as well as being the ultimate stage for the best horseracing in the world. (June)
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information


Henley is most well-known for its boating. Legendary for its Royal Regatta, held annually in July, the river frontage is an enchanting spot to picnic, take a river trip or visit the River & Rowing Museum.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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