Windsor visitor information
An Introduction to Windsor
Windsor, a royal borough, has been inhabited for thousands of years and is famous for housing England's monarchs since the medieval period. The old city pre-dates the newer by three centuries. It is situated near Ascot Racecourse.
Things to do in Windsor
Windsor is home to Windsor Great Park and Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's homes. You can witness the changing of the guards and the many acres of stunning scenery. It is also home to the children's theme park Legoland and the 35 acres Savill Garden. Eton college, that has educated 18 Prime ministers and holds tours is close by.
Getting to Windsor
Windsor is 1 mile from Junction 6 from the M4, and is 45 minutes from London. The main roads in and around Windsor are the M4, A308, A355 A332 and the A404.
By Coach and Bus
Windsor is served by National Express for coach journeys and Greenline from London. The local bus operator is Firstgroup.
Windsor is served by two train stations, Windsor and Eton Central and Windsor and Eton Riverside. First Great Western operates from London Paddington to Windsor and Eton Central station with a minimum journey time of 25 minutes. There is also a train that runs from London Waterloo with a minimum journey time of 45 minutes.
Heathrow is the closest airport to Windsor, under 12 miles away, with shuttle links to Windsor.