The best things to do in Windsor

Windsor has something for everyone. History fans can visit Windsor Castle and St George’s chapel. Whilst families can take a trip to Legoland. Making this the ideal place for a weekend away, and it’s easily accessible by train. Check out trains to Windsor.

Walks and Houses

Windsor Castle

Firstly, we have Windsor’s most famous landmark. Home to over a century of Royal History, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Located a 5-minute walk from Windsor and Eton Central station. Take in the splendour of the grounds, visit the stunning State Apartments, stocked with Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto, or take in the Semi-State Rooms during the winter months. Each day at 11 am witness The Changing of the Guard, a traditional half an hour ceremony.


St George’s Chapel

The amazing St George’s chapel, the venue for Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle’s wedding, can be visited on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays each week. One of the most prominent examples of Gothic Architecture in England, and the resting place of 10 Monarchs from Henry VIII to Charles I. Located on the same grounds as Windsor Castle, it’s easy to combine your visit.


Windsor Great Park

If you love a picnic and a walk, then the Great Park will be the perfect spot for you. The Great Park is a nature lovers dream including the Savill Garden, which contains 35 acres of interconnected gardens. Alongside this, they have a collection of sculptures dispersed throughout the grounds, an adventure playground and a varied selection of tours and quiet spots to enjoy.


The Long Walk

One of the most iconic and well-known images of Windsor Great Park is the view down the Long Walk, with Windsor Castle at the end. Keep your eyes up and open, looking out for the Red Deer that freely roam around the Deer Park Enclosure on The Long Walk. The tree lined avenue is a 2 and a half mile walk there and back so make sure to bring some comfortable footwear because the view is something that you don’t want to miss.

Family Fun

Legoland Windsor

Legoland is one of the biggest attractions in Windsor and is fun for both children and adults. There’s a range of zones, from Pirates and Vikings to the Lego Reef. Adults can marvel at the elaborate Lego creations that fill the park. Enjoy more than 55 rides and attractions a great day out for you and the family.


Windsor Escape Room

If you’re a problem solver, then Escape Windsor is right up your street. With a choice of six different scenarios for you to take on, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Only a 5-minute walk away from Windsor Castle, these escape rooms are a great way to provide an interactive experience for both you and your children.

Eating Out

Two Brewers

Established in 1792 on one of Windsor’s oldest streets, this cosy little pub sits just outside the gates to Windsor Great Park. One of the smallest pubs in Windsor with only 9 tables so it’s best to book this one in advance.


Bel and The Dragon Windsor

Just a stone’s throw away from Windsor Castle, Bel and the Dragon is a must visit, it’s a bar and restaurant with a rich history. Serving Windsor since the 11th century. They offer a wide range of food and drink, including a Sunday Roast and their own handcrafted Bel and The Dragon Gin.


Gilbey’s Eton

Located in the heart of Eton this is an absolute must try, taking the best of modern British cuisine and giving it a French twist. All the ingredients at Gilbey’s are locally sourced, and the wine is from passionate individual French growers. If the weather is good, you can also sit out in their outdoor courtyard area.


There’s so much to experience in Windsor.  Enjoy the Royal Borough yourself by booking your trains to Windsor, and have a wonderful time.

5 January 2022
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