Top 10 attractions in Windsor

1. Visit Windsor Castle

Visit Windsor Castle, official residence of the British Royal Family. Take comfortable shoes: there’s a lot to see including the State Apartments, Drawings Gallery and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. Evensong at 5.15pm in St George’s Chapel is a beautiful experience. The Changing of the Guards takes place on alternate days at 11am, excluding Sundays. The best view is from the High Street. We offer castle tickets at the hotel so you can beat the queues; please ask at reception.

2. Tour of Eton College

Take a guided tour of Eton College, the world-famous boys’ school attended by 19 British Prime Ministers and Royal Princes William and Harry.

3. Cruise up the River Thames

Cruise up the River Thames. You can arrange for a private cruise boat to pick you up from the hotel mooring. Public cruises are operated by French Brothers.

4. Go shopping

Go shopping. Discover independent shops in Windsor Old Town or visit Windsor Royal Shopping, a collection of 40 shops, restaurants, cafés and a daily art and craft market in the town’s Victorian railway station.

5. Stroll around Alexandra Gardens

Stroll around Alexandra Gardens and you will be rewarded with a great view of Windsor Castle and the Thames Valley. Various family-friendly events are held in the gardens, including a ferris wheel in summer and open-air ice skating rink in winter.

6. Stroll through Savill Garden

Take a stroll through Savill Garden, part of the Royal Landscape in Windsor Great Park. Spanning 35 acres of interconnecting gardens and parkland, these renowned gardens offer a kaleidoscope of color, beauty and nature throughout the year.

7. Royal Ascot racecourses

Try your luck at the Royal Windsor or Royal Ascot racecourses. You can even catch a riverboat to the popular Monday night races at Windsor.

8. LEGOLAND® Windsor

Take the family to LEGOLAND® Windsor, which has over 50 rides, shows and attractions in 150 acres of parkland.

9. Thames Trail

Walk along the Thames Trail, a 184-mile national walking and cycling trail which passes through Old Windsor on its way from Hurley to Runnymede. Download a map of the Thames Trail or just follow the acorn signs.

10. Carriage Rides in Windsor Great Park

Explore Windsor Great Park in style with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Orchard Poyle offers scenic drives in a beautiful Victorian carriage previously used by the Queen’s Equerry and Horsemaster. The tours run from outside Windsor Castle and down The Long Walk to Home Park.


For more ideas on what to do in Windsor and the Thames Valley, visit the official tourist information website for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

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