What To See & Do
The Windsor Area
From exploring the
history of Windsor Castle with its rich history and the beautiful
castle's state apartments to watching the changing of the guard to
the fun and thrills of local theme parks including: Legoland and
Thorpe Park, Windsor has so much offer. And with Ascot Racecourse,
the Savill Gardens, Eton College and the seasonal Royal Windsor
Wheel there is plenty to do to keep all ages happy.
If you fancy indulging
in some alone time, Windsor is also ideal for shopping in
Windsor and Eton's shopping scenes with an eclectic mix of
high-street names, design boutiques and antique
the Thames on our doorstep, a boat trip is the perfect way to
relax. French Brothers run public trips from Windsor, Runnymede and
Maidenhead. Choose from a short return trip or a full-day cruise.
They are based on the Thames at Windsor, Runnymede and
Sightseeing open top double decker bus tour of Windsor & Eton
is the most convenient fun and interesting way to explore this
wonderful area. The circular tour route lasts for 45 minutes with
English commentary, although tickets are valid for 24 hours
allowing visitors to get on and off the bus at the 11
hop-on-hop-off stops that are of interest along the route. There
are frequent services throughout the day every 20/30 minutes in
summer and 30/60 minutes in winter, starting from outside the
Castle, by Queen Victoria Statue.
Walking tours in and around the
Windsor area are available. Please visit the website below for more
Dominated by beautiful countryside, the River Thames, historical
towns and villages as well as unrivalled royal heritage and events
and a huge range of great family attractions including: Legoland,
Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventure, Windsor is a ideal
location for a family break.
Free Things to Do in Windsor
- Visit Windsor Guildhall on the High Street close to Windsor
Castle, the Sir Christopher Wren-designed Guildhall is a premier
wedding and special occasion location. The intimate Ascot Room was
chosen by Prince Charles for his wedding and Sir Elton John for his
- 10.45 - 11.00 Monday to Saturday the Windsor Castle Palace
Guard marches up Windsor High Street to Windsor Castle from
Victoria Barracks usually accompanied by a military band.
- There are plenty of places to feed the swans and other ducks in
Windsor. Along the Alexander Park section to the railway bridge is
the perfect setting for this.