Windsor and Maidenhead


Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

Tel: +44 (0)1753 743900

Image of Windsor Castle from the River Thames


It's a rare town indeed that can boast two of the UK's top 20 favourite attractions yet Windsor is not only home to the world famous Windsor Castle, but also the children's fun park Legoland® Windsor Resort.  

Both these top attractions offer totally different – but equally memorable – family days out!

Windsor's historic town centre is dominated by the stunning Windsor Castle. Built in the age of William the Conqueror, Windsor is an enormous construction – and the oldest castle in continuous occupation in the world. There's plenty to discover with an inclusive audio guide. Make sure you don't miss Changing the Guard – a classic Windsor Castle tradition.

Of course, there's plenty more things to do in Windsor. Windsor Great Park is one of the best green spaces in the country covering 4,800 acres parts of which are open to the public. Wander amongst 35-acres of immaculate flowerbeds and lawns of The Savill Garden, enjoy afternoon tea in The Savill Garden Kitchen, or head out amongst the ancient oaks of the deer park.  Alternatively, climb on board a riverboat and float along the beautiful River Thames.  

For evening entertainment there are dozens of excellent restaurants, as well as traditional pubs and bars. You can eat a great meal before heading to the Theatre Royal Windsor, a stunning Edwardian theatre that attracts some of the best plays and musicals direct from the West End. If you're looking somewhere to stay then Dorney Self Catering Appartments the apartments are right at the end of Dorney Common and just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Thames towpath; it feels as if you are totally in the country, yet you are only three miles away from the hub bub of the tourist towns of Eton and Royal Windsor and a short train journey into London. 
Other local villages well worth a visit are Bray (famous for Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant), Cookham, Bourne End and Henley. We are also ideally situated for easy access to Legoland, oh the famous model village, Bekonscott in Beaconsfield is only a 30 minute drive away.

Things to do in the Windsor area

  • Take a trip down the River Thames with French Brothers, choose from a short 40-minute or longer two-hour cruise, or pick up one of the regular sailings from Maidenhead and Runnymede and arrive into Windsor by water.
  • Spend the entire day with the family at Legoland® Windsor Resort: with over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, it's a different sort of theme park!
  • Enjoy a lunch cruise with the Windsor & Maidenhead Boat Company with three-course lunch and commentary along the way.
  • Make sure you visit the beautiful St George's Chapel in the Castle grounds. It's a well-preserved religious college dating back to 1348.
  • Head to Ascot Racecourse just 6 miles from Windsor town centre, famous for Royal Ascot in June it is also home to many other internationally renowned racedays that happen throughout the year - a truly memorable day out.
  • Discover the art of making your own chocolate bars at Dr Choc’s Windsor Chocolate Factory.
  • Learn more on an open-top bus tour of Windsor and the local area with Golden Tours.
  • Enjoy some wonderful shopping and tasty food and drink.

What's on in the Windsor area

The award-winning Royal Windsor Information Centre is located in the Windsor Guildhall. You can buy tickets for local events and attractions including Ascot and Windsor Racecourses, walking tours, open top bus tours and boat trips. Windsor also has a number of special offers running throughout the year.

There is a wide range of accommodation in the Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot area, whether you are looking for a budget hotel, a well-appointed self-catering apartment, a cosy inn, a riverside campsite or a 5-star luxury retreat!

Make sure you check out our Berkshire guide on things to do as you'll find plenty of attractions for all ages.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Windsor is about 30 miles west of London, is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M3, M4, M25 and M40 and is well served by public transport.

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