Windsor lies on the bank of the River Thames, some 23 miles west of central London, and the town’s royal connections date back to the time of William the Conqueror. Today, visitors can tour the lavish precincts of Windsor Castle, whose inner chambers are bedecked by oil paintings and regal finery, and where you can watch the pomp of the changing of the guard.

For designer-label shopping, visit the Windsor Royal Shopping Center, set in an arcade that’s actually an old railway station. Then stroll on to Alexandra Gardens, where lush lawns and mature trees stretch along the river.

What to see & do in Windsor

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Where & what to eat in Windsor

  • 10 Best Restaurants in Windsor

    The best restaurants in Windsor span homey British pubs to exotic Moroccan digs and sleek Greek eateries. Most gravitate around the Royal Borough, a stately neighbourhood surrounding the majestic Windsor Castle. Venturing away from the King’s residence, you’ll find several other excellent options, from cute cafés to elegant riverfront restaurants. A word of warning, though: meal prices are higher than...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Windsor

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Windsor

    The best places to go shopping in Windsor range from boutique-strewn streets to monthly produce markets. Although the regal English city is more famous for royalty than retail, you’ll get ample chance to splash out on something special here. What’s more, the neighboring towns of Eton and Maidenhead offer even more shopping options – both are just a quick drive away....

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Where to go & what to do at night in Windsor

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Windsor

    There’s a slew of fun things to do after dinner in Windsor, from evening strolls to theater shows and pints at a local pub. While most visitors explore on a day trip from London, Windsor boasts ample post-sunset entertainment for most budgets and tastes. Anglophiles could do a night tour of Windsor Castle, one of the King’s official - and most...

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