Windsor is one of England's premier tourist and weekend break destinations. It has many attractions, shops, pubs, restaurants nightclubs and historic buildings.
Over the previous years Windsor has become more interesting to a more diverse group of people, whether tourist, leisure or business visitor, with attractions from Legoland to the Castle, there is much for everyone - and now more than ever it is a wonderful and exciting town to visit.
We will try to give you all the information you require to fully enjoy a short or long, leisure or business trip to Windsor.
Windsor has a population of over 31,000 people and is situated beside the river Thames in Berkshire and is arguably one of Berkshire's prettiest towns. Home to the Queen of England, Windsor has the largest permanently lived in castle in the world. With Eton just a short walk over the river Thames it has more than enough to justify a few days sightseeing, especially if you want to use Windsor as a base for visiting London. Check out the many easy ways of getting to and from Windsor transport
Use Windsor as a base to visit London and the surrounding famous sites and towns. With its two railway stations and easy access to the motorways it is ideally located.
Winter weather update
Although the local weather has been terrible Windsor has been largly unaffected by the rains. We have a wonderful flood relief scheme that takes excess water around Windsor and even though the water level is high it has not caused any issues in Windsor.
Local Olympics Success
The Olympic success of rowers from the Leander Club in Henley has been celebrated in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Some 12 athletes from the club won medals, including golds for two crews and silvers and bronzes for two more. Ten of those plus three medallists from different clubs took part in a twon reception event which culminated with an open-top bus parade through the town.
Cheap Hotels and expensive "deals"
We have been asked by a concerned local resident to look at the pricing of a certain local discount hotel that trades on advertising its cheapest deals that can in peak times become a massive amount more. Follow the link to see what we have uncovered so far......Discount Hotel?
Windsor Castle Round Tower opens for tours
After 30 years the Round Tower is now once again open for tours - book your tour at the entrance to the Castle or online, but there is an additional charge.
The new ale, Guardsman Best Bitter, recently went on sale. Well worth looking out for. www.webrew.co.uk
Windsor Museum Opens
After a 30 year wait the Windsor museum has at last been given the go-ahead. The museum opened spring 2011 and is based in the Windsor Guildhall.
Windsor is in a fight with the local Fire Authority which wants to reduce the cover of the local fire station from 24 hour cover to 8am to 8pm covered only. This is a continuing campaign and the local Fire Brigade Union representative, Mick Rowley, has vowed to continue the pressure to keep the fire station open 24 hours. Visit the campaign web site www.windsorfirestation.co.uk and show your support.