Windsor is an historic market town in Berkshire, site of the much visited castle that is one of the Queen's official residences. Only twenty three miles west of London, it is an extremely popular tourist attraction. Both the town and the surrounding countryside are a great choice for a short break. With historic houses, parks and gardens, there is plenty to see and do.
Dating from the eleventh century, the castle is both the largest and the oldest inhabited castle in the world. The baroque interiors of the state rooms were created during the reign of Charles the Second and were renovated by George the Third and Fourth. The castle houses a significant art collection and receives almost a million visitors each year.
St. George's Chapel, the burial place of several English monarchs is a superb example of gothic architecture. Those attracted to miniatures will enjoy Queen Mary's dolls house, dating from early last century. Its size and its detailed contents make it a house beyond compare. If you time your visit well, at eleven each morning, you can watch the changing of the guard.
Attractions in the area include Eton, with its famous boys' school, which lies across the Thames from Windsor and is connected to it via a footbridge. Its High Street has many old buildings including those with timber frames from the fifteenth century. Other attractions include Legoland and Ascot race course.
Windsor has a wide variety of accommodation ranging from budget hotels to those providing first class luxury, and from charming bed and breakfasts to self catering hostels. There are tariffs providing for all budgets.Whichever you choose, you'll find standards of both amenities and service are high. The Royal Borough of Windsor has an equally good variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes serving all tastes and pockets. There are some riverside restaurants giving stunning views while you dine.
A little further afield in Bray, Maidenhead and Ascot, you'll find a further great choice of eateries. Windsor has an excellent shopping facilities. Head for the Windsor Royal Shopping Centre in the Victorian railway station where you'll find designer goods. High street brands are found in Peascod Street. Neighbouring Eton has has many small family retailers, perfect for brousing. After a day of sightseeing or shopping, Windsor offers several evening activities. Choose from the theatre or the arts centres where you can enjoy modern or traditional plays, standup routines or live music.
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