Windsor Travel Guide

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    Windsor Castle
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Windsor Things to Do

  • Windsor Castle: The State Apartments (3)

    Final of my tips with more hidden picturesThe State Apartments and the Semi State Rooms are located in the Upper ward area of the Windsor Castle. It is the highlight of the windsor castle tour of which the apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto...

  • Windsor Castle: The State Apartments (2)

    Part two of my tips with more hidden picturesThe State Apartments and the Semi State Rooms are located in the Upper ward area of the Windsor Castle. It is the highlight of the windsor castle tour of which the apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and...

  • Windsor Castle: The State Apartments (1)

    .The State Apartments and the Semi State Rooms are located in the Upper ward area of the Windsor Castle. It is the highlight of the windsor castle tour of which the apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto to name a few and various precious gold...


Windsor Hotels

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  • Macdonald Windsor Hotel

    23 High Street, Windsor, SL4 1LH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Grovefield House Hotel

    Taplow Common Road, Burnham, Slough, , Buckinghamshire, SL1 8LP, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Oakley Court Hotel

    Used in lots of old horror movies,i've been to many parties here and had a few friends working here...


Windsor Restaurants

  • Packed Lunch Meals for Day Tours

    Most of the Visitors to Windsor Castle are foreign Tourists who booked day trips that includes Windsor Castle plus Stonehenge and Bath or other permutations such as Oxford or Eton or Cottsworld and the tour companies offering the day trips also offer pre packed lunches included in the tour package which you can eat while riding the tour buses as...

  • Restaurants, Pubs, Bars, Cafe's in...

    being a major tourism center in England, Windsor has a lots of eating and dining establishments and you would be spoiled for choices here as they have many kinds of food, ranging from the traditional british food to british Indian food, italian restaurants, american themed restaurants coffee houses, pastry shops, pubs and even fast food items as...

  • Italian chain

    We were both getting a bit hungry so we settled on Zizzi, not really because we wanted to eat there but because we couldn't think of a better alternative. I had never eaten at a Zizzi although I've seen plenty of them in the UK, it reminds me a lot of Pizza Express. The service here was fine, it was busy but no wait for our visit. We both ordered...


Windsor Nightlife

  • Dress up and party.

    Went here before it changed its name many times,always good. The best club and party wear,dress to be seen.

  • Whatever you fancy

    Not just music,all sorts,so check out the web page.Based at the old fire station in case you're worrying about the photo.It's now shut, old web address here below, but see website to try and save

  • Some bizarre evenings

    I have learned from another local that it has recently changed hands and is now a strip club.I will endeavour to affirm this when i'm next in Windsor. Smart casual.


Windsor Transportation

  • Windsor and Eton Central railway station

    The Windsor and Eton Central railway station is the main train station that connects Windsor and Eton to the Rest of the United Kingdom. The Train station has Connections to London via the Waterloo Station and if you plan to to to Windsor via the Public Triain, then start at Waterloo Station and it ends here at the Central Station. The Train...

  • Tour Buses

    like what I've said, most of the tourists going to Windsor and Windsor Castle do via the various windsor castle with or without extra day tours and this involves riding the large and mostly free wifi tour buses of which many tour companies operate from london to windsor. As the buses are not allowed to drop off the passengers near the Castle...

  • Walking in Windsor

    Windsor is a pretty walkable city but you must wear comfy and sturdy walking shoes as the pavements in some areas are uneven as the town specially near windsor castle and the train station. As most tourists going to windsor castle come from the common tour bus parking area, which is about 800 meters away, your need to walk several flights of stairs...


Windsor Shopping

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  • The Shopping Mall of Windsor

    Although the Windsor and Eton Central Train Station is one of the busy train stations as it is one of the gateways to Windsor Castle, The Train Station is now a Big Shopping Mall and is now Called Windsor Royal Shopping, wherein tourists and locals are spoiled for choices as it acts like a typical suburban mall whereing there are many kinds of...

  • Souvenir Stores at Windsor

    Along Windsor Town and in the Main Train Station and along the Main Tour Bus Parking Area in Windsor (and even inside Windsor Castle are some accredited souvenir shops as well) are many Souvenir Shops and and Stalls and you can even find some hole in the wall and pedestrian type souvenir stalls where you can find various souvenir items ranging from...

  • Saturdays

    Windsor Farmers' Market is run by the Thames Valley Farmer’s Market Co-operative and has been going since 2005, bringing local food to local people. The market is within easy walking distance of the town centre.The closest car park is at East Berks College off Trinity Place, a minute's walk away.The market takes place the first Saturday of the...


Windsor Local Customs

  • The Royal Windsors

    Even though I am not English myself, I do have close English family and a very strong English bloodline.I dont know if it's because of this, that I do love all things royal!Well, perhaps not ALL things - they do make silly bananas of themselves sometimes... but I do love this town, and always smile when I hear the coleagues I work with say 'the...

  • Heraldic Arms of Windsor and Maidenhead

    The shield combines the arms of the two merged boroughs. On the dexter (right) side are charges from the arms of New Windsor. White and green are the livery colours of the Tudor dynasty. The stag's head is for Windsor Great Forest. Between the stag's antlers are the Royal arms as used between 1405 and 1603. The sinister (left) side uses charges...

  • Swan-upping........

    This is a 5 day census that takes place annually - the intention is to confirm the number of swans on the River Thames. During this process, the Cygnets are weighed and examined for signs of injury.The tradition of swan-upping dates back to the 12th century. The Royal Family retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water,...


Windsor Warnings and Dangers

  • Get on the right train from Paddington

    We got on a milk run train from London Paddington to get to Slough where we needed to change for Windsor and *just* missed the connection to the Slough train, it was still on the platform and just pulling away, we ended up having to wait for another 20 minutes for the next train. I didn't realize there were express trains (non stop) and milk run...

  • Windsor Car Park. Boot Release Fee...

    If the theives don't break into your car, the fellows enforcing the parking rules can still rip you off. I'd been parking all over England for a week and every car park had stopped charging at 6:00 pm, so I assumed the one in Windsor would as well. Just my luck, the place charges at all hours and if you haven't paid, the fee to have them remove the...

  • Friday and Saturday night in William...

    Because there are two clubs and a pub here with lots of people outside waiting,some drunk milling around,then fights and stuff occur.Usually police are keeping an eye on the proceedings but if you don't want hassle then miss the area.


Windsor Tourist Traps

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    Horse Rides down the Long Walk

    by easyoar Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Not too much to say about this one really! The guy with the Horse and cart hangs around nar the top of the High Street just outside the Castle, waiting for some tourists that are prepared to pay.

    From what I saw, he didn't take people that far, along some of the Long Walk and a brief ride into Windsor Town. Nothing that you couldn't do on foot quite easily.

    But I guess you pays your money you takes your choice...

    Unique Suggestions: Haggle over the price...

    Fun Alternatives: A pied...

    Horse Rides down the Long Walk
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Windsor What to Pack

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    If you're from Vancouver and female.

    by mwe Updated Jul 30, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A full-length leather coat (you call it your Gestapo coat) to proudly tell everyone you're a feminist from Vancouver and you need a man to protect you.

    Miscellaneous: Feminists from Vancouver prefer vibrators to men (cheaper and more reliable), but are fun to be with and like their male friends.

    Soooo luurvleeeigh Gianniiquah, March 12th, 1995.
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Windsor Off The Beaten Path

  • Eton Town

    The Town of Eton just lie across the Thames River from the Town of Windsor and they both are services by the Windsor and Eton Central Station and some of the Windsor Castle Day Tours Include a stop in Eton besides Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, instead of Bath or Oxford. The famous areas in Eton is the pedestrian walk from the Windsor Bridge which...

  • The Royal Stag,Datchet.Haunted or not?

    Just a short walk or train journey from Windsor is Datchet,one of Shakespeares favourite villages.Right in the centre next to the Church is the Royal Stag which is said to be haunted by a ghostly Hand print that appears on a window in the corner of the bar.The web site below gives a great history of the pub said to be the oldest house in...

  • Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park

    The highest point in the Great Park of Windsor is a hill with a coppper statue of George III on his horse plonked on top of it.You can see it in the distance from the beginning of the Long Walk from Windsor Castle, a 3 mile long pretty much dead straight tree-lined path through the Great Park.


Windsor Sports & Outdoors

  • Royal Windsor Open Water Swim

    Somehow, no matter what place I pick, the hubby always seem to find some kind of insane swimming related activity and this trip was no exception. On our way back from Euromeet in Macedonia, we stopped by London for a couple of nights and he found a swim race in Windsor in the Thames River. 2011 was the 2nd year for the event, there were 950m, 1.9km...

  • Lanes Golf club

    9 hole council course.GREEN FEESTHE COURSE

  • Kingsmead Sailing club

    Just outside Windsor on the water reservoir,it's the nearest club.WEATHERRYAINTERNATIONAL SAILING FEDERATIONFEES


Windsor Favorites

  • WIndsor Town

    The Town of Windsor Became famous due to the construction of the Windsor Castle on 1075 by the famous Norman who Conquered Britian, William the Conqueror and Since the Middle Ages is a popular Tourist Town and hence, besides the famous windsor castle, there are also quite a number of attractions in the Town like the famous Legoland Park, the...

  • Windsor Castle Overview

    The most famous Castle and attraction in the United Kingdom will be Windsor Castle, which is located at the outskirts on London at Windsor Town in Berkshire, England as this is the most accesible castle to the public where you can visit parts of the Castle like the Part of the State Apartments, Semi State Rooms, the Queen Mary Doll House, The Saint...

  • Avoid long lines

    We got to Windsor Castle around 10:30, watched the Changing of the Guard at 11am and then headed to the Doll House and State Apartments. This turned out to be a very good way to visit the Castle as the queues later on in the day were very long for the Doll House.It looked like there was a separate queue if you wanted to skip the Doll House and just...


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