It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about travel and a guide to a place. And after a visit to the beautiful town of Windsor, it was automatically on my to-do list.
Right, Windsor has sort of been a bit of a famous town in recent times owing to Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s marriage that took place at the Windsor Castle. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a beautiful royal ceremony at St. George’s Chapel at the equally beautiful Windsor Castle. But before we get to why you’ve got to visit the castle, I’ve got an entire list. And it’s 5 things you have to do when you’re in Windsor!
Right, so let’s get right down to the nitty-gritty.
- Walk around old town
Surprisingly enough, Windsor is a pretty small quaint little town when you get off at the Windsor and Eton Riverside station if you get in by train. A beautiful village set on the Thames sharing a boundary with its twin city Eton. A walk around the cobblestone roads and more reveals a beautiful tiny town that you can just enjoy walking around. The Old Town is a beautiful historian town with a money city when you come over to New Town.
- Town bridge
Joining the two towns of Windsor and Eton, the Windsor bridge is a beautiful arch bridge running across the Thames carrying only pedestrians and cycles. A beautiful looking arch bridge with a beautiful view on either side from the bridge, the town bridge is definitely a must-do on your list of things when you’re in Windsor.
- Side roads to the castle
Granted that the Castle is a must-see after walking around town make sure that you take the side roads that walk through the buildings to get to the Castle. You’ll get to walk past a beautiful fountain, a stair through the building alongside the local Wetherspoons, a beautiful walkway leading up to the castle and just a beautiful walk to enjoy and definitely not miss out on.
And of course, a royal residence built in the eleventh century, the Windsor Castle is a beautiful piece of architecture with loads to see, a lot of history, views to see, and a picture-perfect royal castle that might just have royalty living inside when you visit. Do not miss out on visiting the castle, but make sure you’ve got at least 2 hours to go around, listen to the history and enjoy yourselves.
- Shopping (Windsor Royal shopping)
And finally and of course, don’t miss out on going shopping at the Windsor Royal Shopping area with plenty of cafes to refuel, with loads of high street names and independent retailers. It’s all there and you can get anything you want and can think of!
So there you go! A beautiful little town to definitely visit and enjoy. Don’t miss out on these 5 things to definitely visit when you’re in town! And hey, guess what, it’s less than an hour away from London!
PS: They’ve also got an exhibiting on the wedding set up in the castle.
PPS: If you’re lucky to visit after the renovations are done, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House built in the early 1920s is over three feet tall and absolutely amazing!