When thinking of Windsor, people tend to think of Windsor Castle and the home of British royalty but there is so much more going on in this historic town. Windsor is also the home of LEGOLAND which has become one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, and the Royal Windsor Wheel, a semi-permanent Ferris-wheel that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. It is an idyllic and beautiful tourist town well suited for weekend breaks with a great range of hotels. If you are seeking royal treatment in this royal town however, then Millennium Hotels come as recommended for a Windsor hotel – their offering of the Copthorne Hotel, Slough Windsor is situated within easy reach of all the local attractions and major transport hubs and is a bit of an attraction in itself!
Once you’ve settled in to your accommodation, here are some tips on where to visit and how to make the most of your time in Windsor.
1) Windsor Castle: the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle and the favourite home of the Queen. The castle is much larger than would be expected so it is well worth paying for a tour. The highlight of any trip here will be the famous ‘changing of the guard’ ceremony whereby the guards change accompanied by a marching band.
2) Windsor town centre: with the castle situated in the heart of the town it is worth exploring the rest of Windsor. This town is full of history with sights such as the Old King’s Head which has a plaque recording the execution warrant of King Charles II and the Guildhall built by Christopher Wren. With cobbled streets and tea rooms, the town centre evokes charm and wonder representing the epitome of English culture.
3) Legoland: one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions and is a perfect day out for the family. The theme park has over 50 rides, as well as live shows and building workshops that will no doubt leave your children wanting more.
4) Ascot Race Course: the world renowned race is just down the road and easily accessible. It’s well worth the trip if you are looking for more adult entertainment. The races here are the epitome of high society in England and the highlight of the racing calendar. Well worth the money if you want to dress up for the day and enjoy some fine wining and dining.
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