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A very warm welcome to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Are you looking for a beautiful, unique and historic destination for the perfect short break or day out?

Do you want plenty of things to do, great shopping, a superb choice of places to eat and drink and a wide range of places to stay so you can relax and unwind at the end of the day?

Then look no further than the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead!

Crowned by stunning Windsor Castle – the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen's favourite weekend home – and linked by the beautiful River Thames, the Royal Borough has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun which makes it one of South East England’s loveliest short break destinations and a 'must see' for everyone's list.

Close to Heathrow and less than an hour by public transport to the capital, we are London’s country estate – the perfect place from which to enjoy the city and the countryside!

Witness the colourful – and very ‘British’ spectacle – of the guards marching through the streets of Windsor for the Changing the Guard ceremony within Windsor Castle's walls - it's a sight not to be missed!

If you are looking for a family day out with the children and theme parks are your thing then you will love visiting LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, situated just outside the town centre.

Enjoy a flutter on the horses at world-famous Ascot Racecourse, home of Royal Ascot each June, or Royal Windsor Racecourse, popular for its Monday evening meetings and themed race days.

Relax and be inspired by beautiful gardens such as the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park and the National Trust's gardens at Cliveden, near Maidenhead, offering year-round interest.

You’ll love the shopping – we have some wonderful independent retailers as well as top high street names and international brands.

And we’re a very tasty destination!  Choose from a wide range of great restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs.   We are home to some renowned Michelin-starred restaurants too!

With an exciting programme of annual events such as Royal Ascot and Royal Windsor Horse Show, there is always a reason to visit – search What’s on and plan your stay.

So, whether you fancy a romantic short break, a getaway with a group of friends or a family holiday you will be sure to find something to suit.

Browse our wide range of accommodation – from clean and comfortable budget hotels, cosy bed and breakfasts, homely self catering, great value hostels and riverside camping to boutique hotels and fabulous five-star spa retreats.

Book accommodation safely and securely online –  accommodation displaying the green 'book now button' offers you guaranteed availability –  or contact the Royal Windsor Information Centre for advice on great local places to stay, car parking and a range of maps and guides.

Create your perfect break by buying tickets for local events and attractions, such as French Brothers Boats, in advance through our online shop, in person at the Royal Windsor Information Centre, or from local hotels and guest accommodation belonging to our Concierge Scheme.

Need some inspiration?

Visit our itineraries page and take a look at our 48-hour Guides to Windsor, Maidenhead and the River Thames and our short break itineraries so you get the most out of your visit.

So, what are you waiting for?

Browse our website, find the information you need and let's make your next visit to Windsor a perfect one!

Royal Borough Highlights

Changing of the Guard

Changing the Guard

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The Changing of the Guard is one of the highlights of a visit to Windsor. A band usually...

Dressage at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show

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