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EtonUnited Kingdom

Explore this town’s enchanting high street for galleries and pubs. Learn about six centuries of the iconic college’s history and its famous alumni.

Across from Windsor on the River Thames, Eton matches its southern counterpart for grace and a place in British culture and history. The quaint town is dominated by the famous Eton College, where Princes Harry and William were educated. Discover highlights of the town with a walk along the river and a guided tour of the school.

Admire the redbrick and Tudor-style buildings flanking the high street, several blocks west of the River Thames. The Eton High Street shopping experience comprises charming art galleries, flower shops, libraries and old pubs. Try the traditional fudge and chocolate and peruse the upmarket fashion stores.

A high street stalwart is the Rhubarb and Custard Photo Gallery. Get your portrait taken professionally or take photography lessons in the workshops of this studio on the campus of Eton College.

Guided tours of the college campus are available on Fridays from May to early September. Follow the docent through the School Yard, Upper and Lower Schools and the marvelous College Chapel. Visit the Eton College Natural History Museum and admire the intricate Burning Bush lantern. Explore this remarkable school’s history in the Museum of Eton Life.

The independent boarding school was founded in 1440 and has educated many of Britain’s most notable figures. Consider the list of writers who graced these halls, including novelist Aldous Huxley, George Orwell and James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Huxley was once a schoolmaster here. Modern stars Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Damian Lewis also attended school here.

Eton is located on the northern bank of the River Thames, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of London and 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of Heathrow Airport. Take a 20-minute train from Paddington Station in London to Slough, followed by a bus or taxi.

See other nearby gems including Windsor Castle and the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

Top hotels in Eton

The Christopher Hotel
The Christopher Hotel
3 out of 5
110 High Street, Eton, Windsor, England
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Located in the heart of Windsor, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Windsor Castle and Frogmore House. Windsor Racecourse and Legoland are also within 3 mi ...

3.9/5Good! (166 reviews)
Weekend in Windsor

"Hotel great location. Rooms clean and modern (superior room) with bath and shower. Friendly staff. Great breakfast. Parking is tight and not many spaces."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

The Christopher Hotel
The Crown And Cushion
The Crown And Cushion
3 out of 5
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Situated in Windsor, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Windsor Bridge and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are also within 2 miles ...

4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)
Nice little BnB with some wonky floors

"The Crown and Cushion is a lovely place, you can definitely tell its a traditional old English pub building though as there are some definite wonky floor levels and squiffy door frames but that adds to the charm. It does exactly what you need it to and the location is second to none within easy walkable ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

The Crown And Cushion
Luxury Cottage 5 min from Windsor Castle
Luxury Cottage 5 min from Windsor Castle
3.5 out of 5
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Located in the heart of Windsor, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Eton High Street Shopping and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Top location.

"Amazing location - could walk everywhere. Staying with a toddler was a breeze as it had everything we needed. Instructions to access the property and the parking was very clear (a video was provided) so checkin was seamless."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

Luxury Cottage 5 min from Windsor Castle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Eton

STABLE HOUSE - Near Windsor Castle
STABLE HOUSE - Near Windsor Castle
3 out of 5

Situated in Windsor, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Windsor Bridge and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Great location short walk to Windsor across Thames river"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019

STABLE HOUSE - Near Windsor Castle
Luxury Cottage 5 min from Windsor Castle
Luxury Cottage 5 min from Windsor Castle
3.5 out of 5

Located in the heart of Windsor, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Eton High Street Shopping and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Top location.

"Amazing location - could walk everywhere. Staying with a toddler was a breeze as it had everything we needed. Instructions to access the property and the parking was very clear (a video was provided) so checkin was seamless."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

Luxury Cottage 5 min from Windsor Castle
Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
4 out of 5
Great West Road, Brentford, England
The price is Rs5,057 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in London Borough of Hounslow, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Griffin Park Stadium and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Syon Park and Twickenham ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (836 reviews)

"The front desk team was amazing and very helpful. The gym faclity was excellent. The room was big and worth the money. The location was very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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