< Back to blog

Why a visit to Windsor is a must Posted On 13 June 2018

Windsor might have gone back to everyday life since the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan but there are still plenty of reasons why you should visit this historic town following their big day

During May 2018, the eyes of the world were focused on the Berkshire town of Windsor where the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place. Windsor however, has always been a popular tourist destination, but what is it that regularly attracts tourists from all over the world?

Windsor Castle

The main attraction at Windsor is obviously Windsor Castle which was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is also the Queen’s favourite weekend residence. Daily tours are available around the castle and there is something for everyone.

The romantics among us who were unable to secure an invitation to the wedding will be able to see the venue of St Georges Chapel and walk in the footsteps of the royal couple.

For the historically minded, during the tour you will be able to visit the tombs of many members of the British royal family including Henry VIII, Charles I, Prince Albert, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

For those with children or with an inner child, a visit to see Queen Mary’s Dolls House is a must. This was designed and built for Queen Mary by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was intended to depict all aspects of the royal household both above and below stairs during the 1920’s.

Windsor Great Park

And if you enjoy the great outdoors and getting back to nature, take a trip to Windsor Great Park. This royal park stretches for over 2,020 hectares comprising parkland, forest trails and ancient woodlands. The iconic Long Walk is the ideal place to burn of some steam while taking in panoramic views of the castle and the ancient oak trees. The park is also home to a herd of over 500 red deer who roam freely and are noted for being very photogenic.

Eton College

Once finished on the tour of the castle, for those who have not had enough of seeing how ‘the other half lives’, just a short walk outside Windsor is the world-famous Eton College, whose ex pupils include Hugh Laurie, Boris Johnson, Bear Grylls, George Orwell and Damian Lewis. For a small fee, tours can be arranged around this famous school.

Changing of the Guard

For the royalists amongst us, and those who love pomp and ceremony, it is essential to watch the changing of the guard outside Windsor castle. During the change traffic is stopped and the High Street is transformed into a parade ground, while the guards march into and out of the castle. The actual venue for this ceremony depends on whether the Queen is in residence or not, so if you wish to view this spectacular event it’s worth checking on the Windsor Castle website.

Murder Mystery

Should you not have the desire for the darker side, but still wish to learn more about the stranger history of Windsor then perhaps a murder mystery treasure trail would fit the bill. Suitable for all ages, this is a self-guided tour around existing buildings, permanent features and monuments, solving clues while trying to work out ‘whodunit’. During your treasure trail tour you may be lucky enough to see some of the quirkier sites of Windsor, such as the ‘crooked house’. Officially called the Market Cross House, it was built in the 17th century and is famous for its dramatic leaning posture. Also, situated outside the castle is one of the few remaining blue post boxes left in the country. These were put in place by George V to receive and send airmail correspondence during World War II.

Windsor Duck Tour

For those who want to see the sights of Windsor in an unconventional way, booking a trip on the Windsor Duck tour will not disappoint. This tour begins in a yellow amphibious vehicle in the heart of Windsor viewing many of the most famous sights. The vehicle then ventures down a slipway into the river for a journey into and along the Thames, with breathtaking views of the castle and other notable historical sights. Reviews from previous customers have stated that it’s an amazing tour suitable for all ages, with tour guides who are amusing and well informed!

Ghost Tours

Windsor is clearly noted for its history, but should you want to explore its darker side as night falls, ghost tours are also available. Guides dressed in authentic historical costumes tell the spooky tales of royal ghosts, phantom horsemen, burnings at the stake and the gruesome history of the town and the castle. Clearly not for the fainthearted!


Windsor has so many attractions for everyone young and old but if you tire of the historic and want something a little more adrenaline filled, then Legoland is the place to go. Bursting with interactive family rides, live shows and amazing attractions; be prepared to unleash your inner child.


Image source: Windsor.gov.uk

< Back to blog

Connect with us

Recent Posts

England ruthlessly dispatch Australia to qualify for the semi-finals

First Rugby World Cup semi-final for 12 years, for Eddie Jones’s team England were impressive, as they blew away a spirited Australia side on Saturday. Eddie Jones’s team worked tirelessly and were organised in defence, providing their best performance at this years’ Rugby World Cup, when they needed it the most. The game started frantically, …


Spooktacular soup!

If you’re planning on carving pumpkins this Halloween, make the most of the whole pumpkin! There are plenty of recipes out there to try, but we love this soup which uses both the flesh and seeds Pumpkin & lentil soup Serves 4 Kcals per serving: 233 Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free Ingredients • 1 …


Keep cosy in style this winter!

Don’t let the cold keep you indoors. Snuggle up against the elements in soft chunky knits and stylish accessories. Here are our faves.. 1. Squirrel Print Hat & Mittens Set With this cute crocheted hat and matching mittens, they’ll be ready for splashing through all the puddles! Featuring ribbed cuffs, fora snuggly mitten fit. Embellished …


Shrieks ahead!

Grab your broomsticks, it’s Halloween! Here’show to keep your little coven spellbound and the not-so-little monsters in your life cackling at some of Britain’s top haunts. Apparently, we have the Celts to thank for Halloween and its creepy traditions. According to some scholars, the last day of October marked the end of the Celtic calendar …


Typhoon wreaks havoc on sporting events

Typhoon Hagibis is gathering force and ready, not only to batter Japan and provide a significant threat to life and property, but also to put a real dampener on this weekend’s sporting calendar The devastating tropical storm, expected to be the worst to hit the region this year, has already put the Rugby World Cup …