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WindsorUnited Kingdom

If you want to know how the royals live then you must visit Windsor.

Less than 30 miles from west London, Windsor is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Royal Berkshire and makes a great day trip away from London. You’ll discover a magnificent town in a glorious riverside location with great shopping, restaurants and of course Windsor Castle the Queen’s official royal residence said to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world.

With bed & breakfasts, campsites, hotels and even boats, Windsor and the wider Berkshire countryside has all types of accommodation for you to enjoy, each offering their own unique holiday experience.

Described as a must see for any trip to England, a visit to Windsor Castle should be high on anyone’s list of things to do in Windsor. Once you walk through the castle gates you will soon understand why Queen Elizabeth considers this to be home; beautiful and regal, take a guided tour and learn more of the history of this royal home.

If you are visiting with children take them for a mesmerising visit to Fudge Kitchen. With entertaining experts on hand to guide you through the whole fudge making process. It makes for something quirky that the whole family can take part in.

Take time out and explore the rest of Berkshire. Ascot is renowned for its famous racecourse, attracting thousands of visitors per year. If you enjoy horseracing then plan your visit carefully around the racing calendar and experience Ascot in all of its glory on race day.

The nearby Thorpe Park gives reason to bring the family to Ascot as one of the most popular theme parks in England. With a variety of roller-coaster rides for the fearless and other amusement activities there is something for everyone to make this a family day out.

If you are a fan of stately homes then the exquisite Highclere Castle will not disappoint - home of popular TV series Downton Abbey. A visit makes for an enjoyable afternoon with pretty gardens to explore as well.

Eton is another famous Berkshire town on the banks of the River Thames. It is well worth a visit to sample its rich history and beautiful grounds. Take a gander at its famous public school, Eton College. They offer guided tours where you can learn the history of this unique building and some stories of its now famous past pupils.

In the far west of Berkshire, alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal, is the charming market town of Hungerford. Situated amidst beautiful countryside with a range of warm and friendly country pubs to tempt you, you can easily lose yourself here for a couple of hours. Aside from its antique shops and fairs, the town boasts unique handcrafted shops providing the opportunity to take something home; a keepsake of your time spent in Berkshire.

Where to stay in Windsor

St. Georges Chapel featuring heritage architecture as well as a small group of people

Windsor City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(122 area reviews)

The great bars and beautiful river views are top of the list for many visitors to Windsor City Centre. A stop by Windsor Castle or Windsor Royal Shopping Centre might round out your trip.

Windsor City Centre

Top hotels in Windsor

Macdonald Windsor Hotel
Macdonald Windsor Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £125 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Windsor City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Windsor Parish Church and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"Great hotel in a great location and lovely friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Macdonald Windsor Hotel
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
The price is £134 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Located in Windsor City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Windsor Bridge and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are also ...

4/5Very Good! (592 reviews)

"Restrictions in place so Spa etc not open but adhered to Covid rules very well. Felt v safe"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
4 out of 5
The price is £100 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Located in Windsor City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Windsor Parish Church and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (694 reviews)

"Fabulous staff. So very helpful. Will come back again."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2020

Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Windsor

2BD Apartment, 500m From Windsor Castle, Parking
2BD Apartment, 500m From Windsor Castle, Parking
3 out of 5

Located in Windsor City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of King Edward Court Shopping and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor ...

2BD Apartment, 500m From Windsor Castle, Parking
Willow Court Farm
Willow Court Farm
4 out of 5
The price is £166 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in Windsor, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bray Marina, Windsor Racecourse and King Edward Court Shopping. Legoland and Windsor Great ...

5/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Superb!

"This was a last minute trip for me and my young son and I'm so glad we discovered Willow Court Farm. The communication from Shaun and Angelica was excellent and Angelica met us when we arrived; she made us feel very welcome. The studio was exceptionally clean and my little boy absolutely loved the ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2020

Willow Court Farm
Cavendish House
Cavendish House
5 out of 5

Located in Windsor City Centre, this luxury apartment building is steps away from Theatre Royal and Windsor Castle. Frogmore House and Windsor Racecourse are ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"The property is in the centre of Windsor. All amenities are within walking distance. Property was specious and in immaculate condition."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Cavendish House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Windsor

Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle

Manicured gardens stretch beyond the Gothic turrets of the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle, a weekend home to royals. 

Legoland
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Legoland

Enjoy the excitement at Legoland and see why this is a favourite theme park in Windsor. Amble around the area's riverfront or seek out the golf courses.

Windsor Racecourse
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Windsor Racecourse

Catch an event at Windsor Racecourse and enjoy other activities in Windsor such as golfing.Wander the area's riverfront or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Eton College
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Eton College

Walk around the campus at Eton College during your visit to Eton. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Dorney Lake
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Dorney Lake

Catch an event at Dorney Lake and enjoy other activities in Windsor such as golfing.Stroll along the area's riverfront or simply savour its lively bars.

Windsor Great Park
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Windsor Great Park

Explore the lovely green spaces of Windsor Great Park and enjoy the golf courses in Windsor. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Windsor

Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury & Bath with Admission
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Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury & Bath with Admission

£101
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Windsor Castle Admission Tickets
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Windsor Castle Admission Tickets

£24
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Discover Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury
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Discover Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury

£65
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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Things to Do in Windsor

Things to Do in Windsor