Windsor and surrounding villages
Our Windsor office covers: Windsor town centre, West Windsor, Datchet, Oakley Green, Eton, Eton Wick, Englefield Green, Old Windsor, Dorney, Fifield, Winkfield and Bray.
Windsor offers excellent communication links and is well located close to the M4, M25, M40, M3 and also Heathrow Airport. The town has two mainline railway stations making it an ideal location for commuters; Windsor Central, which runs to Paddington via Slough in under 30 minutes and Windsor Riverside which connects to Waterloo in 55 minutes.
Windsor’s range of schools for all ages includes well-known private schools such as Eton College, St George’s and Upton House. Heritage and tradition are evident everywhere in Windsor and many properties date back to the Victorian and Georgian eras or earlier.
Windsor is, of course, famous for its Castle whose magnificent battlements and towers are visible on approaching the town. Although suffering from fire damage in 1992 the Castle has now been restored to its former glory and remains an important location for state events and entertainment. Other focal points of the town include The Guildhall, The Theatre Royal, Windsor Racecourse, Windsor Great Park and The River Thames. Eton is a popular sightseeing destination with its college, antique shops, afternoon tea rooms and riverside meadow, while the River Thames offers boat trips and boat hire.
The town also has good sports facilities such as Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, Rugby Club and the Leisure Centre which has a gym, pool complex with slides, riverside gardens and a play area. Whilst covering 4,800 acres, only parts of Windsor Great Park are open to the public but these areas provide a wonderful location for walking, riding, picnics and outdoor pursuits.
Windsor has a diverse combination of high street stores, boutiques, tourist outlets and antique shops. Market stalls, continental cafes and brasseries create a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere particularly in the shopping area on the site of the old railway station.
The area has a wide variety of pubs and restaurants, such as Gilbey’s at Eton and Cote on the bridge at Eton, while at Bray you can find Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn.
Just outside Windsor itself, from March to November, families flock to Legoland with its theme park rides, splash zone, miniature model displays, 3D films, shows and workshops all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
Good for: Cosmopolitan café society, access to London and riverside leisure
Local knowledge: Royal borough residents gain free admission to the Castle