Windsor, where I now live, is 25 miles west of London and easily accessible by direct train from London. It is a fantastic place for a day or half day excursion, and I’d love to show you its treasures. I am an accredited Castle and Windsor & Eton guide.
Windsor boasts the largest inhabited castle in the world, which is the Queen’s weekend home. It contains St. George's Chapel, architecturally amazing, stuffed full of history and burial place of ten British monarchs.
You may be able to watch Windsor’s own Changing of the Guard ceremony and you can see inside the State Apartments.
But Windsor isn’t just the castle….
- the Great Park with thousand year old oak trees;
- mediaeval cobbled streets, including the shortest street in Britain
- Eton with an old fashioned high street and Eton College, the school that produced 19 British prime ministers (including David Cameron) and has twice won the F.A. Cup.
- the peaceful River Thames, complete with swans and brightly decorated old canal boats,
Let me take you into a thousand years of history at Windsor castle, or for a stroll along the River Thames, peaceful and so different from how it appears in London.
And if you are coming to Eton Dorney for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic rowing and canoeing events, let me show you around Windsor and Eton or organise a walk back from Dorney into town for you and your group.
If you’re in Windsor I can recommend the Windsor walk on Saturday and Sundays starting at Easter 2012. Meet at 11:30 am on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday by the Tourist information Centre in Royal Windsor station. All are guided by blue badge colleagues, and sometimes by me.