Windsor

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Windsor Castle featuring heritage architecture and château or palace

If you want to know how the royals live then you must visit Windsor.

Less than 30 miles from west London, Windsor is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Royal Berkshire and makes a great day trip away from London. You’ll discover a magnificent town in a glorious riverside location with great shopping, restaurants and of course Windsor Castle the Queen’s official royal residence said to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world.

With bed & breakfasts, campsites, hotels and even boats, Windsor and the wider Berkshire countryside has all types of accommodation for you to enjoy, each offering their own unique holiday experience.

Described as a must see for any trip to England, a visit to Windsor Castle should be high on anyone’s list of things to do in Windsor. Once you walk through the castle gates you will soon understand why Queen Elizabeth considers this to be home; beautiful and regal, take a guided tour and learn more of the history of this royal home.

If you are visiting with children take them for a mesmerising visit to Fudge Kitchen. With entertaining experts on hand to guide you through the whole fudge making process. It makes for something quirky that the whole family can take part in.

Take time out and explore the rest of Berkshire. Ascot is renowned for its famous racecourse, attracting thousands of visitors per year. If you enjoy horseracing then plan your visit carefully around the racing calendar and experience Ascot in all of its glory on race day.

The nearby Thorpe Park gives reason to bring the family to Ascot as one of the most popular theme parks in England. With a variety of roller-coaster rides for the fearless and other amusement activities there is something for everyone to make this a family day out.

If you are a fan of stately homes then the exquisite Highclere Castle will not disappoint - home of popular TV series Downton Abbey. A visit makes for an enjoyable afternoon with pretty gardens to explore as well.

Eton is another famous Berkshire town on the banks of the River Thames. It is well worth a visit to sample its rich history and beautiful grounds. Take a gander at its famous public school, Eton College. They offer guided tours where you can learn the history of this unique building and some stories of its now famous past pupils.

In the far west of Berkshire, alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal, is the charming market town of Hungerford. Situated amidst beautiful countryside with a range of warm and friendly country pubs to tempt you, you can easily lose yourself here for a couple of hours. Aside from its antique shops and fairs, the town boasts unique handcrafted shops providing the opportunity to take something home; a keepsake of your time spent in Berkshire.

Where to stay in Windsor

Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
4 out of 5
The price is Rs10,984 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in Windsor City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Windsor Guildhall and Frogmore House. Legoland and Windsor Racecourse are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (839 reviews)
"Great location for Castle"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel.
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel.
4 out of 5
The price is Rs15,338 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Windsor City Centre, this romantic hotel is steps away from Windsor Bridge, Theatre Royal and St. Georges Chapel. Eton High Street Shopping and Windsor ...
4/5Very Good! (686 reviews)
"They need to brighten up their reception area"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel.
De Vere Beaumont Estate
De Vere Beaumont Estate
4 out of 5
The price is Rs14,268 per night from 6 Oct to 6 Oct
Situated in Windsor, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Windsor Castle, Windsor Racecourse and Legoland. Thorpe Park is 5.1 mi (8.3 km) away.
3.5/5Good! (490 reviews)
"Huge hotel with enormous & well maintained grounds. We had lunch & breakfast there. Food was lush. Service very good. Will come again!"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2021

De Vere Beaumont Estate
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.
Willow Court Farm
Willow Court Farm
4 out of 5
The price is Rs17,391 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
This family-friendly Windsor apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bray Marina, Windsor Racecourse and King Edward Court Shopping. Legoland and Windsor ...
5/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
"After a long day at Legoland, we continued our fun at Willow Court Farm. We couldn’t justify the cost of staying at the themed Legoland hotel and I’m glad that I came across these self contained apartments on a petting farm nearby. The accommodation was spotless and well equipped. The children still ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

Willow Court Farm
Cavendish House
Cavendish House
5 out of 5
Located in Windsor City Centre, this luxury apartment building is steps away from Theatre Royal and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
"Cavendish House is in the perfect location to enjoy all the sights of Windsor and beyond. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment which was beautiful and clean and well equipped. The on site parking is invaluable in a place like Windsor and so convenient if you are travelling around. The bed is really ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2021

Cavendish House
King Edward Apartments
King Edward Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Located in the heart of Windsor, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Windsor Royal Shopping Centre and Frogmore House. Legoland and ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Absolutely fantastic accommodation. Perfect facilities and location. Will definitely book again. Thank you."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

King Edward Apartments
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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