Windsor lies on the bank of the River Thames, some 23 miles west of central London, and the town’s royal connections date back to the time of William the Conqueror. Today, visitors can tour the lavish precincts of Windsor Castle, whose inner chambers are bedecked by oil paintings and regal finery, and where you can watch the pomp of the changing of the guard.

    For designer-label shopping, visit the Windsor Royal Shopping Centre, set in an arcade that’s actually an old railway station. Then stroll on to Alexandra Gardens, where lush lawns and mature trees stretch along the river.

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      Many of the best things to do in Windsor share a connection to the British Royal Family. This unique town in Berkshire is the preferred weekend home of Queen Elizabeth and is renowned for giving a royal experience. When you arrive, you’ll hardly miss Windsor Castle as it’s visible from most areas of the town. You can become totally immersed...

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