Windsor & Maidenhead
Crowned by Windsor Castle and linked by the River Thames, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun. With internationally renowned events, superb shopping and dining and a wide range of accommodation, this is one of England's most famous short break destinations.
What's on Offer
There's the largest inhabited castle in the world which is also The Queen's favourite weekend home! Historic houses, beautiful gardens, open countryside, the River Thames and world-famous racecourses. Great shopping, fine dining, bars and restaurants, arts and theatre.
Places to Visit
Windsor & Eton town centres are compact making many of the attractions within walking distance. Don't miss Windsor Castle, Eton College (where Princes William and Harry were educated), boat cruises, open top bus tours, horse drawn carriage rides, Changing of the Guard and guided walking tours.
Our arts centres (The Firestation, Windsor and Norden Farm, Maidenhead) offer a varied programme of entertainment. The Theatre Royal nestles in the shadow of Windsor Castle. Its repertoire ranges from the classics and traditional pantomime to first productions of new work. Stylish bars, traditional pubs, clubs and a wide selection of restaurants add to the mix.
Windsor, Eton and Maidenhead offer a range of independent stores as well as top High Street names and international brands. Venture into the local towns and villages to find a host of specialist retailers. You can also pick up fresh, local produce at the monthly farmers’ markets.
Fine dining, award-winning cuisine, traditional pubs, riverside restaurants, cafes and tea rooms – there’s loads to choose from!
Recreation & Sport
The large number of unspoiled rural areas, including 1,000 acres of National Trust land and 4,800 acres owned by the Crown Estate, make it a haven for walkers, runners, cyclists and riders. There are leisure centres in Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot. You can also enjoy water-based sports on the River Thames, Bray Lake or Queen Mother Reservoir.
Conference & Business Facilities
The Royal Borough is an established location for conferences, business meetings and seminars. The range of venues is vast - from riverside retreats to world-famous racecourses. If you have clients to impress or delegates who want to have a little fun then we can offer an environment where talking business is definitely a pleasure.
Whether you're looking for five star luxury, an historic town centre hotel, a cosy family-run B&B or mid-priced/budget options, you'll find the range here.
M4: Exit junction 6 for Windsor, junction 8/9 for Maidenhead.
Direct link from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside. Link from London Paddington to Windsor & Eton Central (via Slough).
The Channel Tunnel and major ports of Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton are 1.5 to 2 hours away by motorway.
Fly into London Heathrow for quick and easy coach access to Windsor (Routes 71 and 77 from Terminal 5) and to Maidenhead (Route 75 from Terminals 1 and 3).