Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Windsor Castle: Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

1. Windsor Castle: Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Step into your horse-drawn carriage just outside Windsor Castle and travel down The Long Walk, an iconic tree-lined avenue created by King Charles II in 1680. Enjoy a scenic ride as you admire views of famous historical landmarks. Start your journey by meeting your guide and carriage at the allocated meeting point. Hop aboard your horse-drawn carriage and set-off toward Windsor, taking in splendid views en route. From your carriage you will pass sights such as the Frogmore Mausoleum, the final resting place of Queen Victoria and her husband Albert, the Prince Consort. View Windsor's diamond jubilee statue commemorating Daniel and Storm, the two horses who drew the late Queen Elizabeth II's carriages. Relax and get away from it all as your carriage winds its way through Windsor Great Park. As you explore the 5,000-acre estate, your guide will bring history alive with stories of the royalty who called this Castle home. Before the end of the tour, take a memorable holiday photo with the splendid Castle as the backdrop.

Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Go at your own pace on this self-guided walking audio tour through Windsor and Eton, with a focus on the area’s rich royal history. Along the way, you’ll marvel at Windsor Castle, cross Windsor Bridge, and see Eton College, among many more landmarks.  The route begins at Windsor Royal Station and starts off by leading you past historic pubs, houses, and streets – including Windsor’s most elegant street, and the shortest street in Great Britain.  When you reach Windsor Castle, you’ll learn about the rich history of the building, built by William the Conqueror and inhabited by every monarch since then. The castle has been expanded over the centuries to become the impressive structure it is today.  Next, continue towards Eton, crossing over Windsor bridge and passing monuments like the Theatre Royal and the George V Memorial. You’ll then amble down Eton High Street, ending the tour at Eton College to learn about the school where no less than 20 of the UK's Prime Ministers have been educated. The audio commentary uses GPS technology and will stop and start according to your live location. That means you can take the tour at your leisure, and focus on your surroundings while you learn about the royal history of the area. 

Other Sightseeing Options in Windsor Great Park

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