Windsor, England

Visiting Windsor and looking for Windsor things to do?

Home of the British Monarchy, Windsor, England is an easy day out from London. The major draw for visitors is Windsor Castle, the oldest working castle in the world and one of Queen Elizabeth II's homes for her entire reign.

Windsor is also home to the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, at Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate.

What to do in historic Windsor

We discuss your options for visiting Windsor and surrounding areas, including the Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede, the Thames riverside at Windsor, Legoland Windsor Resort, Windsor Great Park and Eton.

Check out our page what to do in Windsor for advice on things to do in Windsor, how to get there plus Windsor hotels and restaurants. For a refreshingly novel way of seeing the old town why not try a Windsor hop-on bus?

Lots of people choose to include Windsor Castle as part of a day tour from London, often combining with places like Stonehenge and Bath.

If you want to know how to get to Windsor from London, we cover your options for you.

Finally, if you are looking for somewhere to stay, there are lots of good quality hotels in Windsor for a range of budgets - we show you the best.

Windsor St Geoge's Chapel Guards

Windsor tours

Tours to Windsor Castle including half day, or full day with Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, plus 2-day options for overnight breaks.

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Your guide to what you need to know about the famous Windsor Castle including tickets, how long to stay and how to get there.

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Windsor town

In & around Windsor

What to see and do in Windsor town & around including Legoland, Great Park, Runnymede & Eton.

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Windsor hotels

From 4-star luxury to affordable family favourites, we give our selection of the best Windsor hotels for your stay.

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Windsor Castle tours

Tours to Windsor Castle are numerous and varied. Many are combination tours featuring a variety of different destinations within a couple of hours of London such as Stonehenge, Bath or Oxford, or more local to London such as Hampton Court Palace, Buckingham Palace or the London Eye. Half day tours from London to Windsor Castle are also available.

Due to its close proximity to Heathrow, a popular option is visiting Windsor Castle as part of a stopover visit from Heathrow while waiting for your flight.

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A range of Windsor Castle tours from a simple half day to extended 2-day breaks and private options.

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Return coach travel & tickets to Windsor Castle from London, am or pm tours available.

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Windsor Castle with Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Hampton Court...

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Private cars, small bus & coach options with meet 'n' greet at airport and stopover at Windsor Castle.

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is an easy day trip from London. Whether you want to visit independently or on a tour, we give you information to make your visit go smoothly.

We discuss what you can see including the State Apartments and St. George's Chapel, and what to expect including visit length, opening times and ticket information.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle - Your Guide

Windsor Castle is the oldest & largest occupied castle in the world. We help you with what you need to know on your visit.

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Windsor Castle tickets

Need Windsor Castle tickets? Book using VisitBritain - the official shop of the British Tourist Authority for instant confirmation tickets, downloadable to your phone.


Windsor town and nearby attractions

Including Windsor town, Windsor Great Park, Runnymede, Eton and Legoland

Windsor town is a pretty town with cobbled streets and old inns, as well as pleasant walks down by Windsor's stretch of the River Thames. Eton College is easy to walk to as you walk through Windsor, crossing Eton Bridge.

Just beyond Windsor are many popular destinations to visit including Runnymede, Legoland Windsor and Windsor Great Park.

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Windsor town

There's plenty to look at in Windsor town, we outline some of the popular places to visit. A popular option is the Windsor hop-on bus around the town.

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River Thames at Windsor

By the River Thames you can visit Alexandra Gardens with places to picnic and relax, even watch a theatre show. You can also take a boat tour to the racecourse.

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Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park is home to the famous red deer, as well as The Savill Garden, right down to Virginia Water. A visit here is not to be missed.

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Eton is famous for its college (where tours are available). We describe an easy walk from Windsor to Eton & what you'll see along the way.

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Runnymede is a beautiful National Trust site where King John signed the famous Magna Carta back in 1215. We explain what there is to see.

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Legoland Windsor

Our easy guide to Legoland. With around 50 rides and attractions this theme park will keep you busy all day long - or longer if you choose to stay at the resort or nearby hotels.

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How to get to Windsor


Windsor is just 20 miles west of Central London and very simple to reach by public transport.

Most visitors will take one of the two train options, but there are alternatives including a bus service that may be more convenient for some hotel districts in London.

If you are staying at nearby Heathrow there is a frequent local bus between Heathrow and Windsor.

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The most painless way of visiting Windsor from London is on a day tour. For many visitors the most popular is the Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath tour that visits all three world class attractions in one day by comfortable air-conditioned coach.

Full details of the different kinds of tours available from London are on our Windsor tours from London page.

Windsor hotels

You have a number of options for accommodation in Windsor, depending on budgets, and many are very conveniently located for Windsor Castle as well as shops, restaurants and other attractions.

Close by to Windsor is Heathrow, another popular place to stay for visitors with easy access to its airport. Heathrow hotel options are numerous so you are bound to find something to suit here.

If you are interested in visiting Legoland Windsor you can choose to stay on the site of Legoland (luxury option) or at one of the more affordable hotels nearby. Click on the link below to discover more.

From luxury to family friendly, there is a hotel for everyone in Windsor. With map to show you where everything is.

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Competitively priced, Heathrow hotels offer the widest selection of choice in the area.

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Themed hotel rooms at Legoland offer a memorable experience - but we also suggest cheaper alternatives.

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Windsor hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus

Windsor Golden Tours Hop On Sightseeing Bus

Golden Tours Windsor and Thames Boat Tour

A delightful way of seeing Windsor is to take a 24-hr hop-on bus tour. This tour with Golden tours will ensure that you see all of the must-see sites around the royal town.

The audio-guide onboard will tell you all of the famous facts and hidden secrets about Windsor, enhancing your visit to this historical English town.

There are ten stops in all which you can hop on and off as many times as you like.

Plus, there are also options to add on a 24-hr river cruise and/or entry to Windsor Castle.

Thames River Cruise

Enjoy a delightful 40-minute cruise along the majestic River Thames, taking in wonderful and uninterrupted views of the historic Windsor Castle. Along the way, you’ll also see Eton College, which was attended by both Prince William and Harry, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse and the Brocas Meadows.

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Windsor Golden Tours hop on bus tours

24-hr Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus of Windsor
With options to add on a Thames River Cruise &/or Windsor Castle
• 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket to explore Windsor • See Windsor Castle, Eton college and Holy Trinity Church • Audioguide & free Wi-Fi on board • Add a River Cruise and entry to Windsor Castle

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