Places 2 Visit
- Changing of the Guard
Much less crowded and a more discerning experience than in central London. Worth spending a night in Windsor to enjoy this quintessential British experience, and a must-do on any tour.
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- Eton College
Visit the hallowed halls of education, and discover what 19 Prime Ministers and Prince William & Harry learnt at school. Harry Potter fans may like to know that Hogwarts was based upon this magical institution! Tours available from Apr to Oct.
- Runnymede – Magna Carta & JFK Memorial
Only a few kilometres outside of Windsor, you can visit the birthplace of modern liberty & human rights, or at least the place where King John was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 ending the abuse of his powers upon his people.
The close association with the ideals of democracy, limitation of power, equality and freedom under law have led several memorials to be created here including the JFK memorial inscribed with the words from his inaugural address:
"Let every Nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend or oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty."
The ground on which the memorial is sited was ceded to the United States of America as a gift by the people of Britain.
You can also stroll up to the magnificent Air Forces Memorial with stunning views across London, or admire the Lutyen's memorial lodge & pier.
Boat tours depart for Runnymede from central Windsor during the Summer season.
- Windsor Great Park
Originally conceived as a 20 km2 private hunting ground for Windsor Castle, it is now open to the public to tour with wild abandon. Walk, cycle, ride a horse or just enjoy the stunning view of the castle from the Copper Horse at the end of the Long Walk. This landscape is very popular with London folk and you can ride a bike on many of the park's roadways, but unfortunately not the Long Walk.
- Savill Garden
Created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill, this ornamental garden stretches over 35 acres. It began as a woodland garden, with native oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees, but has since evolved by incorporating many new plants over the years.
After you have taken a tour, rest your tired legs in the terrace café and architecture buffs will be in awe at the stunning new Savill building. One of the finest in London.
- Royal Ascot
Big hats, fast horses and champagne till the sun goes down. The Queen often drives herself across the Great Park, before switching to the royal coach for the grand arrival. The place where London goes to the races.
- Cartier Polo
The Queen attends every year, and if you hit one polo event then make it this one hosted on Smith's Lawn in Windsor Great park. London's glitterati will be in attendance. Why not hire a bike and cycle yourself there through Windsor Great Park?
- Windsor By Kayak
If you don't fancy jumping on a bike tour, and fancy a paddle underneath the Windsor castle ramparts. Just email us, and we can often arrange this unique experience on request.
When you have had enough of London and biking, and maybe golf is your thing you will find Wentworth, Sunningdale, and Swinley Forest amongst other world beating links right on Windsor's doorstep.