History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
If you can avoid summer weekends, do so. Windsor is unpleasantly crammed with visitors at those times.
EventsChanging the Guard
daily except Sunday, 11:00 AM, weather permitting
Mid-July. In an annual ceremony that dates back to the Middle Ages, representatives of the monarch and the Company of Vintners and Dyers record and mark swans along the Thames.
Amusement park with rides made of Lego blocks on a huge scale. Legoland is (expensive) family fun. Ticket reservations recommended, as the large crowds make for a long wait at the entry.
This pretty late 17th century building served as a venue for council meetings and a covered corn market. Often attributed to architect Sir Christopher Wren, but the builder of St Paul's was only called in to finish the job after the designer had died.
The main claim to fame of Burford House is that it was used by Charles II to house his favourite mistress Nell Gwyn.
Since the opening of Legoland near Windsor, accommodation in the town can be very hard to come by. If you're planning a visit, do yourself a favour and book well ahead.
Address: Windsor, Berkshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
OS: SU968 765
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Windsor Guildhall - 0.2 miles (Historic Building)
Windsor Castle - 0.3 miles (Castle)
St George's Chapel - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Eton College - 0.9 miles (Historic Building)
Legoland - 2.1 miles (Family Attraction)
Dorney Court - 3 miles (Historic House)
Dorney, St James the Less Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church)
Savill Garden - 3.7 miles (Garden)
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