NEW for 2018 – a glimpse of royal history at every stop.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has some exciting milestones to celebrate in 2018 with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to marry at St. George’s Chapel on 19 May, and Princess Eugenie marrying Jack Brooksbank on 12 October. More than ever, this is the time to discover the rich history and heritage, not to mention beauty, that this town has to offer.
From the 10th of February, visitors can enjoy an open-top bus tour of the quintessentially British and Royal town of Windsor for a culturally rich hop-on hop-off experience.
Sights to be seen include the iconic Windsor Castle, which sits at the heart of this picturesque town and has been a home to British Kings and Queens for over 1000 years. Visitors can step off the bus to admire the palace grounds and if they’re lucky, may even get a glimpse of The Queen.
The tour will pass by the renowned Eton College, whose famous alumni includes 19 British Prime Ministers, various members of the Royal Family like Princes William and Harry and a handful of famous actors such as Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
Visitors can stop off and enjoy the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place every other day, as Windsor High Street comes to life with a traditional parade. For those who have worked up an appetite, the Windsor Farm Shop is the best place to stop for locally produced products – many of which are from the Royal Farms themselves.
What’s more, those looking to appreciate the beautiful Windsor from a second perspective can package their tour with a French Brothers 40-minute boat cruise. This on-water experience cruises down the river Thames, offering passengers stunning views of the traditional English countryside, as well as the Castle from this unique vantage point.
Travelling out to Windsor is easier than ever with direct links from London Paddington or London Waterloo. The perfect day trip is only an hour away from central London so visitors can quickly jump on the train to hop on the bus and explore this stunning Royal Borough.