You can't say the word Windsor without conjuring up images of the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle, royalty, horse racing, the changing of the guard, the River Thames and Eton College. Windsor thrives on its royal patronage, rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture and beautiful natural scenery. Add to this an abundance of quaint one-of-kind shops and culinary scene headed by the likes of Heston Blumenthal and you'll have a reasonable idea of the treats in store for you in Windsor.
Windsor Castle is the oldest & largest castle in the world. Today HM The Queen spends most of her private weekends here as well as using it for ceremonial and state occasions. The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, St George's Chapel (the venue for the recent royal wedding and one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England) and Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature.
One of the most famous views of the castle is from the River Thames. You can enjoy the history, stunning scenery and wildlife of this famous river from your own private boat – with or without driver. And just over the bridge to other side of the Thames is one of the oldest and most famous schools in England. Eton College has educated 19 British Prime Ministers as well as Princes William and Harry and offers guided tours from April to September.
The best way to explore the charming towns of Windsor & Eton and the beautiful surrounding countryside is with a local expert. You can chose a walking tour with professional blue badge guide or an open top bus tour. For a touch of romance take horse-drawn carriage ride into Windsor Great Park.
For families Legoland Windsor is a must! Be the hero of your very own adventure! Fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, or join the Viking fleet and ride the churning rapids. Steer your own course on the Driving School and use laser guns to battle your way through an ancient tomb. Sign the whole family up for some high energy fun at the Fire Academy and enjoy the acrobatic entertainers at the pirate themed Stunt Show. Everyone will be fascinated by the incredible LEGO® models throughout the park. From comical camels to world land marks and a yellow submarine, it’s amazing what can be built with millions of LEGO bricks! With over 55 interactive rides and attractions, there’s just too much to experience in one day!