Although Windsor Castle is obviously a focal point, the town’s popularity continues to grow with everything the town has to offer. The Castle is one of only two in the country that are in habitation and when The Queen is in residence, the Royal Standard flag is flown from the tower. Being a royal town with two army barracks, there is pride in the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony and the streets are often graced with the army horses being exercised. There are a lot of open green spaces and gardens both in the centre and other parts of the town, as well as the Long Walk and Great Park to enjoy – no wonder there are a lot of dog owners here!
The town offers a fine selection of homes ranging from the very large and prestigious to studio flats. It is a popular choice for the discerning home owner looking to move to a leafy suburb with excellent schools and an abundance of open parkland.
Windsor has two railway stations giving access to London’s Waterloo and Paddington stations and minutes from the high speed rail line from Slough station. There are regular bus services and car drivers have good access to M4 or M25 motorways which are within easy driving distance of London Heathrow airport.
The local education facilities are particularly good with plenty of both public and independent primary, middle and secondary schools, as well as being home to the Windsor campus for East Berkshire College of Further Education.
Life in Windsor
Despite being a popular tourist town with Legoland and the Castle being key attractions, it has also got a lot to offer residents. There is a variety of shopping, entertainment and facilities available including a large library, an Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Windsor, Royal Windsor Racecourse, various nightclubs and all types of restaurant cuisine. Windsor is also home to the Country’s oldest Festival and Festival Fringe. The Town has many sporting facilities including an archery club, two tennis clubs, a rugby football club, a football team and more.