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Activities in Windsor

Windsor is a small city in the UK. It is famous for its history and attractions, including the Windsor Castle. The major attraction of Windsor are its regal buildings and picturesque landscapes. They include Windsor Castle, which was used as a King's residence from 1066 - 1547, before becoming a Royal Palace in 1792 and today it's still home to Queen Elizabeth II who prefers it over Buckingham Palace.

Here you can explore how English kings and queens have lived since William III used it as his home to escape from London plague in 1689. You will also get an overview of what life was like for Victorian aristocrats and how they lived their lives. St George’s Chapel where you can explore the burial mounds of England’s ancient kings and queens - a perfect finale to any outing in Windsor!

Must Do Things In Windsor
The historic city of Windsor has been the official residence and principal town of the English monarch for more than 1,000 years. The town has a population of about 30,000 people and it is located in the Thames Valley. Some things you should definitely do here include:

  • The history of the castle: Visit the medieval castle and explore its 14th century walls, towers, dungeons and grounds.
  • The story of Harry Potter: As we all know; Harry Potter film series was filmed partly at this magnificent castle. Come see where it all started!
  • Walk along the windswept shores of Lake Erie at sunset: After the sun has sunk below the horizon, head back inland for an evening stroll downtown or at Olde Sandwich Towne - or enjoy a drink on one of our patios overlooking the water.
  • Stay in a castle: The Essex Resort & Spa’s Ascot House was built in 1875 as a country estate for John Witheriff Roughton, who was Mayor of Windsor from 1871-1873 and Provincial Warden
  • Visit the Windsor Castle: You can't go wrong with a visit to the Queen's favourite home.
  • Walk along the River Thames: Take in some of England's scenery as you walk along this iconic river.
  • Explore Exotic Animal World: Get close to animals from all over the world and learn about them at the same time!
  • Visit breweries: There are many breweries in Windsor that provide great beer and food so you won't be disappointed with your visit!

Attractions of Windsor
Windsor is a historic town of around 34 000 inhabitants in Berkshire on the border with Buckinghamshire. It has a long history as a stronghold and centre for trade across Europe because it is located near good access to both rivers – The Thames and The Great Western Main Line – and roads that have been used by travellers for centuries.

St George's Chapel: Built on the orders of Henry VIII, this is one of Europe's finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture. It contains large stained-glass windows commemorating British victories in battle between 1845 and 1867 and royal monuments including those to George IV, William III and their wives Mary II and Anne respectively.

The Old Wardrobe Restaurant: Enjoy a two-course meal with a glass of wine in one of Britain's most haunted buildings - Restaurant The Old Wardrobe at Harrington Hall.

The Grand Theatre: This theatre is one of the oldest functioning theatres in Canada and is often used as a performance venue for local theatre groups. It's also used as a concert hall and occasionally hosts film screenings. There are plenty of exciting events on offer at The Grand Theatre making it a great place for family days out or romantic evenings out with your partner.

Windsor Arms Hotel: Located in the heart of downtown, this beautiful hotel offers visitors luxury accommodation with its own private swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre for those who want to stay healthy on holiday! It also has an impressive restaurant which offers live music every night.

University of Windsor: The University of Windsor is the city's largest post-secondary institution. It has a student population of more than 16,000. The university offers around 100 different undergraduate programs and 75 graduate studies programs.

Ojibway Park: Ojibway Park Widnsor is a public park which is located in Windsor, Ontario. It's situated on the banks of the Detroit River and was first opened to the public on November 10th, 1986. The park features a number of amenities such as a water spray facility, picnic tables, pavilions and ample parking areas.

Riverfront Park: The most popular attraction on this list is the Riverfront Park. This park has a lot of activity going on all year round and it's one of the best places to see any type of sporting event.

The Great Park: One of the largest royal parks in Europe. The park has been home to centuries of royal activity dating back as far as William the Conqueror and his queen Matilda in 1070 AD.

Windsor Castle: This is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Windsor with children as they will love exploring the magnificent grounds and watching the changing of guards at Buckingham Palace next door - especially when those guards are dressed up like it's an 18th century ceremony!

St George's Chapel: This is where Prince Harry married Meghan Markle last year on Saturday 19th May 2018. It was also where Queen Victoria was

Other Attractions: Windsor is globally recognized as a destination for high-quality tourism, and shopping. In addition to one of the best-preserved Medieval Castles in England, Windsor offers visitors many other attractions such as world-class museums and galleries, live performances at its prestigious festivals and plays; as well as some of the best schools in England.

The tourist attractions in Windsor include Windsor Castle, The National Stud, Royal School of Military Music, Frogmore House and Gardens and The Forest Park.

Useful Tips When Traveling to Windsor
If you are visiting Windsor for the first time, it is always best to take some time to research before arriving. Once you arrive in Windsor, there are plenty of travel tips to help you get around and enjoy your trip.

Below are some of the most important travel tips that you should be aware of before visiting Windsor:

  • Keep your valuables close by at all times and be wary of any strangers who approach you.
  • Don’t forget to bring your own food and drinks as restaurants in Windsor can be pricey.
  • Avoid wearing any clothing that advertises where you come from.
  • Bring cash with you because the ATM machines in the UK have a high fee for using cards from other countries.
  • You will need to buy a train ticket online at least 1 day in advance. Tickets can be bought at the station or on the National Rail website. You should remember not to exceed your baggage allowance as this can result in an expensive fine!
  • There are many sights to explore when exploring Windsor and they include: Eton College, The Chester Beatty Library, Thames River and more. You can also rent bikes, scooters or Segways which is a lot of fun!
  • When it comes down to food options in Windsor, there is a wide variety available for all tastes including Italian food, Indian food and more!

Best Time To Visit Windsor
The city of Windsor is located in the county of Berkshire, in South East England. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.

The best time to visit Windsor UK would typically be during the summer months when it is warmer and the city comes alive with a myriad of colourful events on offer. The town centre and shops are open until late at night, while there is plenty to do and see outside.