Historic Royal Windsor is a must visit place as the town which celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Famous for its castle and park (the of town home of the Royal family), St George' chapel,Eton College and the nearby racecourse, Royal Windsor attracts many thousands of visitors every year with its excellent shops, walks and views of the river, the annual horse show,Thames boating, horse and carriage rides and its own 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.
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