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

De Vere Beaumont Estate
De Vere Beaumont Estate
4 out of 5
Burfield Road, Berkshire, Windsor, England, SL4 2JJ
The price is ¥17,080 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our ...
3.5/5 Good! (608 reviews)
"Great location and amenities. Helpful staff. Great property. Little tired - but a lot of facility to manage. Would recommend."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

De Vere Beaumont Estate
Castle Hotel Windsor
Castle Hotel Windsor
4 out of 5
18 High Street, Windsor, England, SL4 1LJ
The price is ¥20,170 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Fantastic Hotel in a fabulous location. Very clean and beautiful, and very helpful Staff. Extremely happy with my Stay and would highly recommend."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Castle Hotel Windsor
Macdonald Windsor Hotel
Macdonald Windsor Hotel
4 out of 5
23 High Street, Windsor, England, SL4 1LH
The price is ¥17,937 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Nice Hotel very close to Windsor Castle, but you need to book parking otherwise a long walk."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Macdonald Windsor Hotel
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.
King Edward Apartments
King Edward Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Flat 5, 114-116 St. Leonards Road, Windsor, England, SL4 3DH
The price is ¥29,012 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 4
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Windsor Castle and LEGOLAND® Windsor ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Great place for family holidays
"Instructions were clear upon arrival. The property was exactly as described (actually a bit better than expected). Allocated parking space was a bit confusing as our space was taken but at least there were others...although might have taken someone else's...everything else was perfe t. Short and ..."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

King Edward Apartments
Hampden Apartments - the Diana
Hampden Apartments - the Diana
4 out of 5
1 Old Club Court St Leonards Road, Windsor, England, SL4 3DA
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Windsor Castle and LEGOLAND® Windsor are located ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Lovely apartment with free parking & good location
"The apartment was lovely in a perfect location within easy walking distance of the town. The car park was secure with a short walk to the apartment. The weather was extremely hot and 2 fans were provided which were a godsend. Excellent communication from the owner to explain how to access the car ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Hampden Apartments - the Diana
Willow Court Farm
Willow Court Farm
4 out of 5
Oakley Green Road, Berkshire, Windsor, England, SL4 4PZ
The price is ¥29,695 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly apartment in Windsor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
5/5 Exceptional! (86 reviews)
"We had a lovely time at Willow Court Farm. The place was clean and had everything we needed. Self check in was easy and all info needed was in the property. The kids had a fab time feeding the animals and playing on the trampoline. Thank you to the hosts we had a lovely stay."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Willow Court Farm
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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