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Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Macdonald Windsor Hotel

23 High Street, Windsor
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (603 reviews)
Great Hotel in a great location, with great staff!Hayley, Stewart and Tom helped make this a fantastic stay so much so we will return again this month. They resolved a heating problem with the room by moving us to a fantastic suite located nearby to our original room to ease the challenge of moving all of our luggage and our baby! This is a Four ...
  12 Jan 2018

£104

£104
Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa

Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa

31 High Street, Windsor
4.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (268 reviews)
Fantastic location next to the castleThe reception staff were lovely, though I would say rather over busy. At check out time there was a queue to pay, so more staff at that point would have been helpful.
  4 Dec 2017

£63

£63
The Crown and Cushion

The Crown and Cushion

84 Hight Street, Windsor
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (521 reviews)
Very cozy and charming hotelThis is a cozy, charming and "quaint' spot. The bed was extremely comfortable and we appreciated fluffy pillows and a large and warm duvet. The room was very comfortable and even had a seating area in the window. The breakfast was very good. We were just sorry we weren't able to stay longer than ...
  18 Jan 2018

£58

£58
Castle Hotel Windsor MGallery Collection

Castle Hotel Windsor MGallery Collection

18 High Street, Windsor
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (406 reviews)
Excellent stay and welcome. Beautiful rooms. Only critic would be that the shower was very slippery .
  17 Jan 2018

£82

£82
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa

Thames Street, Windsor
4.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (316 reviews)
Luxurious hotel close to the castlePity I haven't brought my bathing suit for the spa
  4 Jan 2018

£100

£100
The Christopher Hotel

The Christopher Hotel

110 High Street, Windsor
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (48 reviews)
Excellent location for visiting Windsor . Friendly staff quaint interesting old coaching inn but poor parking & at £17.50 overpriced full English breakfast. Otherwise Good value in an expensive area.
  20 Nov 2017

£74

£74
Rookwood Farmhouse

Rookwood Farmhouse

Rookwood Farm, Newbury
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (32 reviews)
Real EnglishComfortable stay, pleasing hosts, rooms are specious and the lounge is in a separate spacious building with swimming pool. Huge garden to walk within.
  5 Jun 2015

£100

£100
Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue

Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue

London Road, Sunninghill, Ascot
4.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (293 reviews)
Nice hotel for business functionI spent an evening here for a work function. The level of service in the function suite was good, the quality of the beverages and the food was also really good. What let the stay down was the hotel room; the furnishings etc were fine(although 2 bedroom chairs and a business chair is a bit excessive) ...
  3 Dec 2017

£75

£75
Holiday Inn Express Windsor

Holiday Inn Express Windsor

71 Alma Road, Windsor
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (281 reviews)
Close to Windsor CastleFriendly staff who made the experience very enjoyable.
  6 Jan 2018

£45

£45
Classic Lodges - Grovefield House Hotel, Windsor

Classic Lodges - Grovefield House Hotel, Windsor

Taplow Common Road, Slough
4.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (119 reviews)
Lovely hotel in a beautiful settingThe hotel is in a superb rural location and has a huge field alongside. The room we were given was on the ground floor with a door that gave direct access out to the field that was great for our dog. There are two disabled parking bays nearest the main entrance and reception with a ramp alongside ...
  14 Jul 2017

£62

£62
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Berkshire

The Royal County of Berkshire, so called because of Windsor Castle, is one of the oldest recorded counties in England. Its boundaries may have changed since 1972, when the Local Government Act saw the county lose ground to Oxfordshire but gain Eton, Reading and Slough yet its historical importance cannot be denied. Reading was important during the Middle Ages because of Reading Abbey, a monastery with close Royal connections. Berkshire also witnessed the birth of democracy in the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 in Runnymede, played a hugely important role in the 1688 Revolution and was transformed by the arrival of the Great Western Railway in the 19th century. A historic hotel stay in the historic county of Berkshire lets you bask in both the past and the present.

History and Heritage in Berkshire

From castles such as Windsor and Highcleve, abbey ruins and museums, the county of Berkshire is a heritage lover's paradise, and when you stay in some of the best Berkshire historic hotels you're completely immersed in the heritage of the county. In 1121, Henry I founded Reading Abbey but the abbey was destroyed in 1538 as part of Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. The borough in front, or Forbury, in which the gardens are now sited, was an area of open land that served as a meeting place between the residents of the town and the abbey. Look for a cross memorialising Henry I. More modern conflicts are also commemorated, and the Maiwand Lion statute, erected in 1886 remembers the loss of 286 soldiers at the battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, Windsor Guildhall near Windsor Castle is a 17th century building designed by Sir Christopher Wren and now home to the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum, Ashdown House in Lambourn, Newbury is a Dutch style 17th century house associated with Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen and sister of Charles I, while Englefield House in Reading is an Elizabethan mansion loosely based on the traditional Elizabethan E-plan.

Historical Hotels in Berkshire

A historical hotel stay in Berkshire means you'll be able to enjoy a break in a hotel that has its own links to these key locations throughout the county - and some of them are even reported to be haunted! Rooms are available in a range of sizes, accessible rooms are available if reserved in advance, and facilities include laundry and WiFi.