Things to do in Windsor

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, the Royal Standard is flown from the Round Tower. Discover the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and fly in a Spitfire simulator. Find out more.


Head to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort with GWR and Reading Buses for a fun day out with the family. Discover parks and royal gardens, like The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. Relax on the River Thames on board a passenger boat with French Brothers or hire your own rivercraft for a few hours. Hop on an open-top bus tour and learn more about the area. Find out more.

Sports and outdoors

Whether you like watching sports or taking part, you’ll find plenty to enjoy here. There’s top-class racing and entertainment at Ascot Racecourse and Royal Windsor Racecourse. The annual Royal Windsor Horse Show takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle with The Queen in attendance. Windsor Great Park is the perfect place for running, cycling, walking and horse riding. Or how about stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking on the River Thames?

Food and drink

You’ll discover a seriously tasty food scene in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Explore historic pubs, like the Two Brewers by Windsor’s Long Walk. Enjoy a pint of Windsor and Eton Brewery ale in The George, Eton. Fine dining reigns, particularly in the village of Bray, home to Michelin-starred eateries. Or why not savour an afternoon tea with a twist? Find out more.

Entertainment and nightlife

Discover some excellent live entertainment and world cinema at art centres The Old Court, Windsor and Norden Farm, Maidenhead. Windsor’s Theatre Royal is situated in the shadow of the castle; it’s famed for its panto at Christmas and also attracts stars of stage and screen to tread its boards. Find out more.


Shopping is one of the top reasons to come to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Browse the pedestrian-only shopping centres, such as Windsor Royal Station and Windsor Yards, and the shop-lined streets offering shoppers a great mixture of high-street names and independent retailers. Of course, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to stop for a 'refuel' and people watch. Find out more.

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What is the main train station in Windsor?

GWR trains arrive and depart from Windsor’s main train station, Windsor & Eton Central.

The station is situated right in the town centre and is just a short walk from major attractions such as Windsor Castle.

Is there a direct train from Windsor to London?

Windsor is serviced by a number of popular direct train routes from stations such as London Paddington.

When is the best time to travel to Windsor by train?

Travel off-peak to enjoy a smoother journey on our less crowded train services.

By travelling outside of busy weekday commuter times, you can also take advantage of cheaper ticket prices too.