By Jennifer Levin
Windsor
United Kingdom
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Windsor is a lovely town located in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is the site of the medieval Windsor Castle, which serves today as one of the homes of the British Royal Family. Travelers come from around the world to this town south of the Thames to view the royal residence, see some of the most luxurious homes and hotels in England, and to visit England’s Legoland!

Windsor is close to Heathrow Airport (LHR); once you land there, you will most likely get to Windsor by train, bus, or car – either one you rent and drive yourself or a taxi. Once you’ve decided when to visit book a flight with EscapeWizard.com here (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php)! There are many lovely places to stay in Windsor. Decadence abounds, but you can find very nice affordable options as well. Choose from a large selection of hotels, then book your selection through us here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Windsor Castle’s history can be seen and felt both from afar and while touring the magnificent building. St. George’s Chapel is the place of worship at Windsor castle. The site was a pilgrimage destination for Londoners in the 15th century, and was perhaps second only to Canterbury as an important religious site, due to the fragment of the True Cross and the shrine to Henry VI St. George’s Chapel boasts.  For the full “royal treatment,” take a carriage ride through Windsor Great Park, a truly royal landscape.

Other unique activities EscapeWizard.com urges you to consider include the riverboat cruises on the Thames, offered from early Spring to late Fall, and the Royal Windsor Wheel. Similar to the “London Eye,” the Ferris wheel is a perfect afternoon adventure. At the apex of the ride you can see the castle, Eton, and the Thames! The Wheel Is located in Alexandra Gardens; do make time to wander there before and after your ride.

EscapeWizard.com recommends adding a few other exceptional experiences to your trip. Check out Eton College; Eton is located on the opposite bank of the Thames as Windsor and is a perfect destination for a morning adventure, or even a whole day trip. Eton College is famous for its historical significance – it was established in 1440 by King Henry VI. It is also famous for the pupils it educated and the feats they have gone on to accomplish; among them is David Cameron, who is the nineteenth British Prime Minister that graduated from the school.

A trip to England is not complete without a viewing of the Changing of the Guard; and EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Royal Windsor Racecourse and catching a horse race. Another exciting English experience is a live football game; if you are a sports fan and are there during the season and are a soccer (or football, to speak like a local), try to get tickets to a Windsor F.C. game. If you don’t have the time, do try to catch a game in a local pub!

Windsor Royal Station is a shopping-lover’s dream; its high-class boutiques and stylish restaurants are enticing, but one could enjoy simply walking along the concourse or sipping tea and watching the people pass. There are several famous shopping street destinations in Windsor – the most famous is Peascod Street – along with a pedestrian-only shopping concourse, where one can feel free to window shop lazily without fear of walking out into the middle of traffic!

Whatever your reason for visiting, you will really enjoy your trip. See the castle, visit the amusement park, but also walk the streets and absorb the feel of the city. It has been there for centuries, and is home to many beautiful attractions – some of which can only be found if you chance to stray off the beaten path.