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Destination: Windsor Tours

Description: Royal borough and posh town complete with Royal castle and theme park!
Region: Greater London
Pronounced: win-sor
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
Historical townHistory lovers
Windsor, London

Windsor is totally dominated by its castle, the largest in Britain, and a home of the Royal family for 900 years. The town itself has many interesting old buildings dating back to the 17th Century, particularly in the cobbled streets of the Guildhall Island. The pedestrianised area in the town provides a pleasant shopping and dining environment, with plenty of opportunities to buy your British souvenirs.

The small town of Eton is just across the River Thames on which you can enjoy a river cruise, is much quieter than its neighbour Windsor, but has much to see in its High Street which is full of peculiar buildings with Georgian facades and many timber-framed structures. The town is also home to the world famous educational establishment Eton College.

Local Activities
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle, Windsor
WindsorWindsor Castle, the largest occupied castle in the world is a must see. It includes state apartments chapels and the amazing Queen Mary’s dolls’ house One highlight to Windsor is the famous ‘Changing of the Guard’ which takes place daily between April and July and every other day from August to March. A Friday afternoon visit and a keen eye may even catch you a glimpse of the lady of the house herself, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II!!
Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park, Windsor
WindsorSouth of the town centre is Windsor Great Park which incorporates woodland, monuments, lakes and its own estate village. You can even take a horse drawn carriage through the park.
Eton College
Eton College, Windsor
WindsorEton College was founded in 1440 by Henry VI to provide free education for 70 poor scholars. Ironically today the school is one of the most exclusive in the world, having schooled many UK Prime ministers as well as Princes William and Harry.
What can I see in the area?
Legoland Windsor
WindsorLegoland is a theme park offering a great number of rides, live shows, building workshops and of course over 40 million Lego bricks have been used to recreate scenes from Europe and North America. 
Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot, Windsor
WindsorThe Royal Meeting at Royal Ascot racecourse, established in 1768 by Queen Anne, is a national institution in the British summer social calendar as well as being the ultimate stage for the best horseracing in the world. (June)
Henley, Windsor
WindsorHenley is most well known for its boating.  Legendary for its Royal Regatta, held annually in July, the river frontage is an enchanting spot to picnic, take a river trip or visit the River & Rowing Museum.
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
London Pass

London pass (free castle entry)
Hudson Heritage Explorer pass

Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass
This is a great base for exploring: Windsor, Eton, Berkshire, (Heathrow airport)
Transport options in this area: Exploring Windsor and Eton doesn't require a vehicle. It has great rail and road links as well as many day tours.
Did you know:
In 1649 a bill in the English parliament to demolish Windsor Castle was defeated by just one vote!
Quote: Tourists stood outside Windsor castle and a loud low plane flew overhead. One tourist whined, “Why did they build the castle so close to the airport?”
True story!
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