Earlier this month I spent a lovely weekend exploring the town of Windsor. Windsor is most famous for one of the Queen’s beloved residences, Windsor Castle, but there is lot’s more to see and do in this charming town. Keep reading to find out all of my best Windsor recommendations!
WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at the Castle Hotel, and it was the perfect home base for a trip to Windsor. Located right across the street from Windsor Castle (we had a castle view from our window!), you’re walking distance from everything you could want to do. The hotel itself was beautiful, and the staff were so incredibly welcoming and helpful. We were there celebrating a birthday, and they left us the sweetest “Happy Birthday” treats and a bottle of wine in our room upon arrival. The room itself was spacious and comfortable, and the bathroom was stocked with toiletries from The White Company. We couldn’t have asked for a better Windsor home away from home than Castle Hotel!
WHAT TO DO
- Tour Windsor Castle – one of the Queen’s beloved residences, there is so much to see and do at Windsor Castle. It’s also where Meghan and Harry got married!
- Go for a walk along the Long Walk – the Long Walk is an absolutely breathtaking walk that takes you up at a gradual incline (it doesn’t feel too step when you’re doing it!) which ends with breathtaking views over the Castle. You also walk through a deer park and it’s more than likely that you’ll see several deer roaming about!
- Visit Cliveden National Trust – Cliveden is a gorgeous woodland area along the River Thames. It’s a lovely place for a walk and to have a nosey at some gorgeous flowers.
- Check out Savill Garden – located in the heart of Windsor Great Park, the Savill Garden is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens. There are over 35 acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands to explore.
- Tour Dorney Court – if you’re a fan of stately home tours, then Dorney Court is not to be missed! It’s a 15th century Tudor manor house and is renowned for its architectural importance and historical significance. The very first pineapple ever to be grown in England was grown at Dorney Court!
WHERE TO EAT
- Leaf – we loved the dinner we had at Leaf, which is the restaurant at Castle Hotel. The food was incredible and they even brought out more birthday surprises which was such a thoughtful touch.
- Two Brewers – this charming 18th century pub serves up classic English pub food and is located just a stones throw away from the castle.
- The George – if you’re looking for a pint on a sunny day, look no further than the George. They have the loveliest beer garden!
- Lilly’s Cafe – the perfect spot to recharge with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.
- The Waterside Inn – if you’re a serious foodie, than the Waterside Inn is not to be missed. Boasting three Michelin stars, it serves up decadent French fare with outstanding riverside views.
Have you been to Windsor yet? I’d love to know if you try any of my recs!
* A special thank you to Castle Hotel for the complimentary stay. *