WindsorUnited Kingdom

A theme park, theater and parkland make for an ideal family escapade amid some of Britain’s most historic and regal structures. If the flag is up, the queen is in.

With its 11th-century castle, glorious chapel and rolling countryside, Windsor is a perfect place for a member of the royal family to spend the weekend. Just across the Windsor Bridge on the River Thames from the renowned Eton College, this village has a quaint high street and extensive parkland. Climb up to the bucolic knolls above the castle for the best views of this medieval hamlet.

Gaze up at the central tower of Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle. When the queen is in residence the Royal Standard flag flies from the turret. Tours provide access to the opulent chambers of the State Apartments and the rest of the compound. Examine miniature models of the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and attend the Changing the Guard ceremony.

In the Lower Ward stands St. George’s Chapel, where royal weddings take place and former monarchs are buried. Marvel at the stone fan-vaulted ceiling and the stained-glass windows.

Bring the whole family to a pantomime or comedy act in the Theatre Royal. These shows are often attended by royalty.

An alternative day out for the kids is LEGOLAND®, where dragons, wizards and pirates are brought to life in Lego form beside thrilling rides.

Browse the stores in the Windsor Royal Shopping Centre and explore the woodland and rolling terrain of the 4,800-acre (1,900-hectare) Windsor Great Park.

Venture west into the green countryside and tour the Dorney Court manor house. Period décor and portraits of the affluent Palmer family adorn the estate, while manicured gardens and Dorney Lake enclose it.

The River Thames runs along the northern end of Windsor in the western outskirts of London. Fly to Heathrow Airport and drive west for 8 miles (13 kilometers) to get here in about 15 minutes. Explore the northern bank of the river for the high street and college of Eton.

Live like a king or queen for the day in Windsor.

Where to stay in Windsor

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

Windsor City Centre

5/5Exceptional!(71 area reviews)

The lively bars and stunning 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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Thames Street, Windsor, England
The price is ¥18,344 per night

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! (589 reviews)
Great stay

"We stayed at The Christopher Wren Hotel to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Our room was clean, comfortable and very relaxing. The staff were friendly and polite, the location is ideal for exploring Windsor."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa
Macdonald Windsor Hotel
Macdonald Windsor Hotel
4 out of 5
23 High Street, Windsor, England
The price is ¥20,702 per night

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)
Great for a weekend break location and stay.

"Friendly staff, nice ambience, great food, very cosy in a nice location"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Macdonald Windsor Hotel
The Winning Post
The Winning Post
4 out of 5
Winkfield Street, Windsor, England
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥8,844 per night

Situated in Windsor, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bird Hills Golf Centre, Mill Ride Golf and Country Club, and Bracknell and Wokingham College. Legoland ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)

"Wonderful rooms and property."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

The Winning Post

Popular places to visit in Windsor

Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle

4.5/5(2,123 reviews)

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

4/5(246 reviews)

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

Windsor Racecourse
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Windsor Racecourse

5/5(1 review)

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 lively bars.

Eton College
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Eton College

4/5(6 reviews)

Walk around the campus at Eton College during your stay in 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

5/5(2 reviews)

Catch an event at Dorney Lake, and enjoy other activities in Windsor such as golfing. Stroll along the area's riverfront, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

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 top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Windsor

Windsor Castle Admission Tickets
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Windsor Castle Admission Tickets

¥7,130
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Legoland® Windsor with Roundtrip Transportation
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Legoland® Windsor with Roundtrip Transportation

¥11,070
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Oxford Day Tour with Admission
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Oxford Day Tour with Admission

¥12,905
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Windsor

4.7

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

Lots of places to eat and shop. Beautiful buildings.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 3, 2019

Windsor was a lovely city with so many fun activities and dining options. I felt very safe walking around late at night and absolutely loved Windsor Castle. 10/10 recommend visiting this adorable city.

5/5 - Excellent

Derrick

Nov 11, 2019

When in Windsor, try to visit the Two Brewers pub, near long walk park.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 2, 2019

Windsor Castle is wonderful to see. I prefer it over Buckingham. Great area to walk around.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 15, 2019

Very quiet at night when Tours left. Enjoyable. Worth the stay outside of London.

5/5 - Excellent

Jen

Aug 30, 2019

I am biased as I used to live in Windsor but it is still a fantastic place to visit