Historic Windsor is a must for everyone. Famous for its huge Castle, excellent views of the river, Eton College and the nearby racecourse, Windsor attracts many thousands of visitors every year. There are always plenty of things to do,including boating on the river, a scenic bus tour, rides by horse and carriage, a motor-train, festivals and the famous Theatre Royal.
Situated on top of a hill, Windsor Castle is one of the Queen's official residences, and the State Apartments are open to the public. In the Castle precints is St George's Chapel, one of the mediaeval jewels of architecture and the resting place of several of the famous Kings, like Henry VI, Henry VIII and George VI. Other attractions nearby include the Windsor Great Park, Savill Gardens and - currently - the Big Wheel, which gives a wonderful view of the surrounding area.
Eton is very close by - on the other side of the River Thames in fact, home to the leading public school.The Chapel of the College - one of Henry VI's major achievements of the 15th Century,- dominates and enriches the town. Well worth a visit when possible but best to check first. www.etoncollege.com
Windsor hosted its first jazz and beer festival in 2009 but the town's entertainment is varied, with the very active Theatre Royal staging major touring productions and the centrepiece of the annual Windsor Festival. The annual Windsor House Show is in May.
There are several good restaurants, pubs and cafes in both Windsor and Eton and an excellent range of accommodation - some of which we try to include in this feature.
The Windsor Festival - Royal Windsor Horse Show - Windsor Dragon Boat Festival Royal
A la Russe
The Brasserie,The Real Greek and The Bel and Dragon
The Royal Oak
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