Why we love Windsor in the autumn

The cobbled streets and historic buildings of Windsor are where Her Majesty the Queen calls home. From its stately castle, to beautiful gardens and parks, Windsor is perfect for a day out.

  Culture and heritage

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has a rich history; and it doesn’t get much more English than Windsor Castle, the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. When Her Majesty, The Queen is there, her flag is flown from the Round Tower. Discover the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and fly in a Spitfire simulator.

  Attractions 

Windsor isn’t short of parks and gardens. Pack a picnic, and explore almost 5,000 acres of Windsor Great Park. Or head to Alexandra Gardens, and admire the newly restored bandstand. With over 55 Lego-themed rides and attractions, head to Legoland Windsor with GWR and First Bus for a fun day out with the family.

The Long WalkTake a stroll down the Long Walk.
Windsor Castle and cruise boatsEnjoy the stunning views of Windsor Castle by boat.

  Food and drink

The historic Two Brewers, located on Park Street by the entrance to the Long Walk, is small but perfectly formed and one of the favourite pubs in town. Or, try afternoon tea at the Tower Bar and Brasserie; with breath-taking views of Windsor Castle. For a family restaurant with freshly cooked Italian food, Francesco’s is the place.

  Sport and outdoors

Windsor is home to Royal Ascot, one of the most famous sporting events in the world. Every June, race-goers come in their fanciest outfits to drink champagne, watch the races and socialise. And with restaurants, shops and cocktail bars all within the grounds, it's a day out in itself.

  Music and nightlife

Windsor has plenty to offer when it comes to entertainment. For live music 5 nights a week, head to the Grade-II listed Old Ticket Hall.

Or for a comedy night, and the largest cocktail menu in Berkshire, the Fuzzy Bear Cocktail Bar is where you need to be.

  Shopping

The Grade-II listed Windsor Royal Shopping Centre is part of the old railway station, and has over 40 exciting shops, a craft market, and a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Or, for cosy cafes, traditional craft shops and upmarket food stores, try Lower Peascod Street or St Leonard’s Road.

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