Windsor is an ever-popular town for visitors. Located a stone's throw from the M4 and just half an hour from London, it's easily accessible by road and with excellent rail links and Heathrow Airport nearby, it's convenient to get to, no matter where you're travelling from. Part-time home to Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family, Windsor is a beautiful part of Berkshire and well worth a visit at any time of year. Hotels in Windsor come in all shapes and sizes, from unpretentious inns and guesthouses to exclusive and sophisticated boutique establishments.
Historic Buildings: Hotels in Windsor
Families looking to steal some quality time together will find plenty to see and do. Windsor Great Park is a beautiful place to explore, brimming with legends about Herne the Hunter and his ghostly hunting party. The Great Park joins up to Windsor Castle, via the Long Walk and the Queen and Prince Philip can sometimes be seen exploring the estate. With all the history evident in Windsor's buildings and architecture, it's not unusual to find that many of the town's hotels come with their own stories. The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa was erected in the architect's honour, and is rife with tales of ghostly goings on! Today, it offers luxurious surroundings and has been renovated to maintain much of its historic character.
Hop Across The River to Nearby Eton
The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa backs onto the River Thames and the small bridge that links Windsor to Eton. Eton is a tiny village, consisting of little more than a high street and a few pubs. However, given its heritage, Eton has something of a Dickensian look to it and is overshadowed by the Hogwarts-like Eton College. There are a handful of hotels in Eton such as the Crown and Cushion, which are always popular, given their prestigious surroundings.
Hotels Near Family Attractions
There are plenty of attractions to be found in Windsor - particularly for children. Legoland Windsor, the Royal Windsor Wheel and Windsor Castle are all within easy reach of most Windsor hotels, such as the Castle Hotel Windsor MGallery and the MacDonald Windsor Hotel. You'll also find plenty of events happening throughout the calendar, such as the Windsor Festival, the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the annual Swan Upping, which takes place on the Thames.
Windsor combines the historical with the modern to spectacular effect, making it a great place to visit at any time of year. With a wide selection of hotels to choose from, you can make your stay a special one.