5 reasons to visit Windsor

Macdonald Hotel Windsor

Happy hump day everyone! Now as you may have seen. I spent the Easter Weekend in the rather delightful town that is Windsor. And what a truly delightful place it was. If you want to find out more about the amazing Macdonald Hotel I stayed in, you can read more about it here. But if you want to find out what makes Windsor so amazing, then here are 5 reasons why you need to visit this year.


Macdonald Hotel Windsor

Windsor has been connected to the Royal Family since way back in 1070 when William the Conqueror decided it was a rather nice place to go hunting. It’s now where Her Majesty The Queen calls home. It’s the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. And has been in royal hands for more than 1,000 years. And you really can’t miss is when you visit Windsor.

Visit Windsor Great Park


This Royal Park is home to a 600 strong deer herd and there’s a huge 5,000 acres you can explore. With formal gardens, grassland and ancient oaks in the famous forests. There’s plenty of space for a picnic or two. Plus you can take the Long Walk up to the Golden Horse and back again for some great views of the Estate.

Visit Eton College

Now this is probably the most famous school in the world. And probably one of the oldest as well. It was founded back in 1440 by Henry VI. And with famous Old Etonians including the Princes, David Cameron and Boris Johnson. It’s certainly produced some interested characters over the years. It’s also only a short walk over the river and well worth a visit.

Hit the shops

Macdonald Hotel Windsor

Now I don’t need many excuses to hit the shops. And no excuses are needed with this beautiful shopping destination. The Windsor Royal Shopping centre is in a converted Grade II listed Victorian Railway Station. And it sill includes many of the original fixtures and fittings. Plus with more than 40 stores including Links, Space NK and Jo Malone. You can certainly spend a lot of time and money here! Oh and keep an eye out for the Crooked House of Windsor. It’s been around since 1592 and still standing. Just a little wonky.

Take a walk down the Thames


Seeing as Windsor is on the river, it would be rude not to take a stroll down the Thames wouldn’t it? You can watch the swans glide past or you can see the exertion of the rowers on the water. Or you can just find a bench and watch the world go by.

Whatever reason you pick, Windsor is well worth a visit. I’m already planning my next trip back to this beautiful place.

Have you ever been to Windsor?


  1. April 26, 2017 / 11:56 am

    i wish i could visit it looks so quaint and peaceful i love the little shops like that too x

  2. April 26, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Great reasons and this deffo makes me want to visit, so pretty and cute. Many photo opportuities too 🙂 x

  3. April 26, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    You know, I’ve only ever been to Windsor once in my life, and that was as a little kid going to Legoland… I such really go and take a look as an adult… And bring my wife and daughter along for the ride!

  4. April 26, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I’ve never really thought about visiting before but it does look like the most beautiful and peaceful place! I might just have to go when I get back to the UK! x

  5. Ali Rost
    April 26, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Windsor seems like my kind of place! Pretty walks by the water and quaint little shops to poke my head into. Not to mention wonderful little restaurants to have lunch and a glass of wine with your sweetie. Doesn’t get much better than that

  6. April 27, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Considering I actually live so close I haven’t been to Windsor other than to work there once. I definitely want to go over the summer time x

  7. hannah
    April 27, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Windsor is great, i went there a few years ago and enjoyed it

  8. April 27, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I’ve never been to Windsor before, but absolutely would love to now.

  9. April 27, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Windsor is a lovely place to visit I went with friends a little while back and found there was a lot to see.

  10. April 27, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I went to Windsor a few years back but it was such a shame because I didn’t get to visit Windsor Castle! I would like to though x

  11. April 27, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I haven’t been to Windsor in a long time, but it is a lovely place to visit. Your photographs are lovely!

  12. April 28, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I have only passed through Windsor, during the night, and stopped for dinner at an amazing Indian restaurant. I wish to go back and explore more of the town, the river walk along the Thames looks wonderful and I bet it’s so relaxing in summer.

  13. April 28, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Windsor is such a beautiful place to visit- the parking is a pain but the town is lovely.

  14. April 28, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I have never been to Windsor but looks like a lovely town. Would love to have a nice walk down past the Thames

  15. April 28, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I have never been to Windsor before but it looks like a lovely town! I need to visit one day

  16. April 29, 2017 / 1:27 am

    Wow! I’ve never been to Windsor but it’s definitely somewhere I’d like to go as it’s packed with so much heritage, culture and beauty! And I had no idea that Eton College was in Windsor! 🙂


  17. danasia fantastic
    April 29, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    It looks so lovely there! How close is Windsor to London? I’ll be visiting London in June and would love to take a day trip there.

  18. April 29, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I love the look of the buildings in Windsor, sadly it’s a bit far for me to make a trip to!

  19. April 29, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    I didn’t realise Royalty had been heavily involved in this area since 1070! Wow taking that in makes you realise how important these places are to us and our children. I went when passing from Legoland and loved the shops then

  20. Francesca
    April 30, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Oh windsor looks beautiful it would make a lush day out!

  21. April 30, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I’ve never been to Windsor but it looks like a beautiful place from your pictures. I love that it’s so linked to royalty, that would really interest me. I’ll have to put it on my wishlist

  22. April 30, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I went to Windsor last year and it was so beautiful! I really want to go back and wonder through the park as I didn’t get to do it last time!

  23. April 30, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I’ve never been to Windsor but I’d live to visit Legoland and Windsor Castle. I hadn’t realised what a beautiful place it was before reading this though. Now I really want to go

  24. Dannii
    May 1, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    All the buildings are awesome. It’s something on my list of places to go this year. Trouble is, my list is so long.

  25. May 5, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    My fiance’s grandparents live in Windsor, we always end up visiting them but never really having time to explore as they’re not very mobile. I think the next time we go down we will have to stay an extra day to actually have chance to take a walk around! They used to live and work in Windsor Castle, and have managed to have a private tour with them on one occasion!

  26. May 21, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I’ve never been to Windsor; as a northern girl, I am very inexperienced to the ways of southern life. But your photos are gorgeous and it looks like a total Instagram DREAM so I’ll pop it on the list :}

    Nikki xx | Lovelaughslipstick ♥

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