Visit the home of the British Monarch in Windsor, England
Windsor – steeped in British Royal history throughout its buildings and streets, regularly the residence of Her Majesty the Queen and the new home to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage.
How to get to Windsor?
So, what to do and see in Windsor?
St George’s Chapel
The famous location of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a place of worship for Her Majesty and the Royal Family as well as a church serving the local community, and was constructed in 1475 by Edward IV and was completed by Henry VIII. Well worth a visit to see the magnificent interior, attend a service or just admire the history amongst the many tombs and resting places of the royal family including King George V & Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
The Crooked House of Windsor
The Long Walk
The Long Walk is the only place I know that has as much beauty in Winter as it does in Spring, Summer or Autumn. Don’t forget to venture to The Copper Horse statue at the end (a 4.2km walk one way), and keep a lookout for the herd of 500 deer within the deer park.
What to eat in Windsor?
Windsor has every type of food, restaurant, pub or cafe you could ever be looking for!
Some of my favorites include:
- Duchess of Cambridge – a pub overlooking the castle with fantastic British pub food, drinks, and atmosphere.
- Prince Harry – also near the castle, and who wouldn’t go to a pub renamed after the Prince before his wedding day!
- Bluegrass – an American burger place with literally the best burgers and ‘Frickles’ (fried pickles) you’ve ever eaten.
- Over the Eton bridge, Cote Brasserie is a beautiful French restaurant overl oking the River Thames.
- Sel et Sucre – a deliciously French cafe, where you are surrounded by pink roses as you eat some of the most delicious waffles, crepes or baguettes.
- Madam Posh – again French and surrounded by roses, with amazing breakfast, coffee, afternoon tea desserts, and high tea!
The list doesn’t end there, I’ve barely even touched the sides of what food Windsor has to offer!
What else is there to do in Windsor?
Windsor is a tourist’s playground lined with nature, an abundance of shopping, every type of food you could ever want, British culture and steeped in Royal history. Other recommended experiences include:
- Exploring the grounds of the Great Park beyond the Long Walk and the Deer Park.
- Taking a boat cruise up the River Thames, or hire your own boat!
- Feeding the swans, property of Her Majesty the Queen!
- Crossing the bridge to Eton and visiting its many restaurants and shops at any time of day. Don’t forget to keep walking until you reach Eton College.
- Take a tour of Windsor and Eton Brewery and taste their many beers.
- Eat a Sunday Roast at one of the many English Pubs.
- Take just about any tour you could want around the town!
- Just walk around and enjoy what this magical town has to offer, whether its shopping or food you’re after, the only problem you will have is deciding where to go!
Honestly, of all the places I have been in England over the past year and a half, Windsor is still by far my favorite place to be. It never fails to amaze me with its natural beauty, an abundance of things to do, or just being able to admire the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. If you are looking for a place steeped in history and British culture, Windsor is the place to be – I promise you’ll love it!