Lying on the River Thames in Royal Berkshire, Windsor is a picturesque riverside town that shows off England at its pristine best.
The Queen’s official residence, Windsor Castle, dominates the skyline and attracts thousands of visitors every year looking to explore the fabulous State Apartments.
Whilst the town’s royal connection draws the crowds, there are plenty of other things to see and do besides. Windsor also boasts a bustling shopping scene, a vibrant café culture, racecourse, boat trips and Legoland, meaning there’s something for all ages.
With accommodation, excursions and coach travel all packaged together, at Caledonian Travel we offer unbeatable value on our coach breaks to Windsor London.
Windsor, culture and history
There’s a real air of sophistication and elegance about Windso
This wonderfully regal town is brimming with royal history, pomp and pageantry, with Union Jack flags everywhere and packed with shops selling all sorts of Royal Family souvenirs.
On a coach break, top of your list of things to do must be a tour of Windsor Castle, the Queen’s favourite weekend retreat and largest inhabited castle in the world which towers majestically over the heart of the town.
Behind its mighty walls you can tour the castle’s lavishly gilded State Apartments and discover a treasure trove of items from the Royal Collection, including rare paintings from masters including Rembrandt, and Queen Mary’s Doll’s House. Prepare to be blown away by the breath-taking interior of St George’s Chapel, which has witnessed royal weddings and is the final resting place for many of England’s monarchs, including Henry VIII and Charles I. Whilst at the castle don’t miss the chance to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, it’s a spectacle you won’t forget. Located in close proximity to the castle Windsor Guildhall, where Charles and Camilla married, is also worth visiting.
For a totally different perspective of Windsor, why not take a boat trip down the river or feel like royalty on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride in Windsor Great Park? The town centre itself is buzzing with no end of classy boutiques and high street shops which cater for all budgets, plus pavement cafes where you can watch the world go by. If time’s on your side you can venture over the iron bridge to Eton for a tour of the famous college, where Princes William and Harry were both educated, whilst ardent young builders will love a trip to Legoland Windsor
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