Windsor is currently in preparation for the biggest wedding of 2018, and there has never been a better time to visit.
As you may have heard, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be getting married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on the 19th of May.
Situated just outside London, Windsor is steeped in royal history and traditions. It is most famous for having one of the Queen’s official residences in its town, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle. It is also the location of Eton College, the prestigious school where Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, both attended.
On the day of the wedding, the bride and groom will parade through the town starting at St. George’s Chapel, on through the main streets, The Long Walk, and back to Windsor Castle. If you are not lucky enough to be attending on the day however, there will be still lots to explore. Visit the Great Windsor Park and walk along the beautiful river Thames, both boasting beautiful views of the castle and are full of life in the summer months.
When visiting Windsor one of the best spectacles to see is the Changing of the Guard, which usually takes place at 11 am Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, outside of Windsor Castle. Both the castle and the chapel offer exceptional and interesting tours that are recommended to any visitor of the town.
The rest of Windsor offers excellent accommodation and restaurants as well as a bustling shopping centre that was once the Central Station building. Legoland Windsor is also very popular with families and small children and offers a great day out.
Looking for the perfect royal present to take home? Why not go for some of Britain’s best-loved brands that hold the official ‘Royal Warrant’, meaning they supply their goods to the households of Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales. These include Twinings tea, Barbour, Hunter, Laphroaig and many others.
Trains from Waterloo or Paddington take 40 minutes on average. Booking your tickets in advance through nationalrail.com will save you money and time before your journey.