Often neglected by the hordes of tourists who descend upon nearby Windsor, Eton is only a short walk across the Thames from Windsor Castle, on the Berkshire side of the river. If you do take the time to explore Eton you will find an attractive town with numerous examples of well-preserved historic buildings. The most famous of these is undoubtedly Eton College, founded by Henry VI in 1440, and one of the most elite public schools in Britain.
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"Canterbury opens to view 6 miles distant, by the advantage of a high hill we pass over to it, its a noble Citty, the gates are high tho' narrow, the streetes are most of them large and long and the buildings handsome, very neate but not very lofty, most are of brickwork; its a flourishing town, good tradeing in the Weaving of Silks ..."