Windsor Travel Guide

Situated just on the outskirts of London, Windsor is the official home of the British Family. Most people travel here in order to pay a visit to Windsor Castle, while a number of other famous and historic landmarks can also be found here. Windsor is also surrounded by intense natural beauty, while there are plenty of amenities available for visitors who want to use the royal town as a base while exploring the vibrant city of London.

Things to see and do in Windsor

Windsor, England

Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle, Berkshire England. Windsor castle was built in the 11th century and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Guards wearing vivid red uniform and carrying rifles are in the image.

No trip to Windsor would be complete without taking a guided tour of Windsor Castle, which was built just under a century ago. Many parts of this large and regal home are open to the public and in addition to royal artefacts visitors will also be able to admire an extensive collection of 17th century works of art.

Enjoying a reputation as one of the best theatres in the whole of England, Theatre Royal can be found conveniently close to Windsor Castle. A wide range of different types of plays and other performances are held here throughout the year including contemporary plays and dance performances.

Windsor, England

A group of Mute swans (Cygnus olor) swimming in the River Thames at Windsor.

The large and lovely Great Windsor Deer Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic on a sunny day. In addition to the chance to spot deer roaming freely throughout the woodland, the Great Windsor Deer Park is also home to picturesque botanical gardens, shimmering lakes and extensive polo fields, while there are also plenty of shady spots to simply sit and relax.

The River Thames flows through the heart of Windsor and strolling along the banks of this mighty river is the perfect way to unwind for a while. This is a great place to get back to nature and whole hosts of butterflies and dragonflies can be seen here.

Windsor Castle – Windsor, England

Windsor Castle with Thames in foreground.

Taking a boat trip along the River Thames is another relaxing way to experience the town of Windsor. In addition to offering visitors impressive glimpses of Windsor Castle, boat trips also run past landmarks such as Windsor Racecourse, Eton College and Bray Film Studios and trips along the river typically last for two hours, while special evening cruises can also be arranged on request and this is an excellent option for couples who are celebrating a special occasion.

Climate conditions

The best time to explore Windsor and the surrounding countryside is during the winter months when temperatures peak. There are plenty of dry and sunny days to enjoy in Windsor in the months of June, July and August and this is a great time of the year to get to know this part of England.