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WindsorUnited Kingdom

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

Top hotels in Windsor

Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
4 out of 5
The price is Rs8,927 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec

Located in Windsor City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Windsor Parish Church and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (719 reviews)

"Gave me cake and fruit for Birthday lovely gesture"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Oakley Court
Oakley Court
4 out of 5
The price is Rs17,703 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan

Located in the heart of Windsor, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bray Marina, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Windsor Racecourse and King Edward Court ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)

"Always a fantastic and welcoming atmosphere and exceptional services and staff."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Oakley Court
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
The price is Rs9,698 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec

Located in Windsor City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Windsor Bridge and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are also ...

4/5Very Good! (605 reviews)

"The staff were really friendly, helpful and chatty. . My room was lovely with a fabulous rainfall shower. Lots of channels on the TV to choose from. I didn’t eat in the restaurant however breafast was lovely with lots of choices Can’t wait to come back!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
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 Windsor

2BD Apartment, 500m From Windsor Castle, Parking
2BD Apartment, 500m From Windsor Castle, Parking
3 out of 5

Located in Windsor City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of King Edward Court Shopping and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor ...

2BD Apartment, 500m From Windsor Castle, Parking
Willow Court Farm
Willow Court Farm
4 out of 5
The price is Rs16,445 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

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! (42 reviews)
Family friendly

"Exceptional set up. Family friendly. Spotless with all the necessary facilities. Even provided fresh eggs for breakfast where the kids can collect from the pen. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Willow Court Farm
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 King Edward Court Shopping, Windsor Castle and Frogmore House. ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Clear instructions for conta"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

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.

Popular places to visit in Windsor

Reviews of Windsor

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Feb 2020

Great train link to Twickenham!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

11 Feb 2020

Loved the river setting & the castle but Windsor town centre was just like any other

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Jan 2020

Windsor is a lovely place with the Castle to visit, a lovely shopping area and good strret food and superb restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Jan 2020

Visit to Windsor Castle recommend. Buy tickets on line the day before to avoid the long queue

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Dec 2019

Nice little town. Touristic, as expected.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

22 Dec 2019

Shops are lovely albeit some empty outlets. A lot of homeless.

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