Windsor

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Windsor Castle showing heritage architecture and a castle

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

The Crown And Cushion
The Crown And Cushion
3 out of 5
84 High Street, Windsor, England
The price is ¥10,094 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Windsor, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Windsor Bridge and Frogmore House. Legoland and Windsor Racecourse are also within 3 mi (5 km). Windsor ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (942 reviews)
"This hotel is in a well-located historic building, but the rooms were comfortable and plumbing worked well. A great spot from which to explore historic Windsor or catch a train to London."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

The Crown And Cushion
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel.
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel.
4 out of 5
Thames Street, Windsor, England
The price is ¥22,894 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in Windsor City Centre, this romantic hotel is steps from Windsor Bridge, Theatre Royal, and St. Georges Chapel. Eton High Street Shopping and Windsor ...
4/5Very Good! (688 reviews)
"They need to brighten up their reception area"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel.
Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
4 out of 5
18 High Street, Windsor, England
The price is ¥17,012 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Windsor City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Windsor Guildhall and Frogmore House. Legoland and Windsor Racecourse are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (841 reviews)
"Great location for Castle"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Willow Court Farm
Willow Court Farm
4 out of 5
Oakley Green Road, Berkshire, Windsor, England
The price is ¥28,688 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
This family-friendly Windsor apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bray Marina, Windsor Racecourse, and King Edward Court Shopping. Legoland and Windsor ...
5/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"After a long day at Legoland, we continued our fun at Willow Court Farm. We couldn’t justify the cost of staying at the themed Legoland hotel and I’m glad that I came across these self contained apartments on a petting farm nearby. The accommodation was spotless and well equipped. The children still ..."

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2021

Willow Court Farm
King Edward Apartments
King Edward Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Flat 5, 114-116 St. Leonards Road, Windsor, England
Located in the heart of Windsor, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Windsor Royal Shopping Centre and Frogmore House. Legoland and ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Absolutely fantastic accommodation. Perfect facilities and location. Will definitely book again. Thank you."

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

King Edward Apartments
Hampden Apartments - The Charles
Hampden Apartments - The Charles
4 out of 5
Flat 2 112, St Leonards Road, Windsor, England
Situated in Windsor, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Windsor Royal Shopping Centre, Windsor Castle, and Frogmore House. Windsor Guildhall ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"Apartment was amazing , very big , very clean and great host"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Hampden Apartments - The Charles
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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