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Eton

Find the river. Cross the pedestrian-only Windsor bridge. You're in Eton, home of the world famous college!

Eton is blessed with many antique & fine art shops. It also has a number of shops catering for the needs of Eton scholars and their well-to-do parents.

 

Eton College

The college was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. Guided tours are available and the college now has it's own museum. Many of Britain's politicians (MP's - members of Parliament) and "captains of industry" come from within these hallowed walls. For details visit the Eton College website.

 

Legoland

Legoland Windsor is a great day out for the family. There are over 50 rides and attractions many of which are suitable for small children. A few, such as the Dragon Coaster, have a minimum height restriction. Legoland is on the B3022 Winkfield/Ascot road. Shuttle buses run from central Windsor, near both railway stations.

The park is open every day until 3rd of November between 10am and 5 or 6pm. During school summer holidays, it is open until 7pm. The website has full details and online booking.

 

Royal Windsor Racecourse

Horse racing has been taking place in the area since the time of King Henry VIII. The current racecourse was created in 1866. It can be found off the A308 Maidenhead Road. It is set beside the Thames and can be seen from the many riverboat cruises. For further information see Royal Windsor Racecourse.

 

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot, probably the world's most famous racecourse, is only a few miles from Windsor - follow signs to Ascot and M3 motorway. The course was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. In 1813 Parliament passed an Act of Enclosure which turned Ascot Heath, property of the crown, into a permanent racecourse for public use.

The most famous meeting is Royal Ascot, held over five days in June. For the race calendar and online booking visit the Ascot Authority website.

 

Frogmore House

Frogmore, set in picturesque gardens, was a favourite retreat of Queen Victoria. Unfortunately it is only open 7 days a year to the general visitor. During August and September visits can be made by pre-booked groups of 15 or more - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only. There is a pedestrian entrance off the Long walk. A further entrance and car park can be found off the B3021 between Datchet and Old Windsor.

Further details: Tel 01753 831118

 

 
 
 
 

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