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ABOUT Windsor

Windsor is a historic market town based in the country of Berkshire, England UK. It is popularly known as the site of Windsor Castle, which is the official residence of the British Royal Family among various residences. It is located on the River Thames which is 20 miles west of London. Windsor is one of the Berkshire prettiest towns. Windsor has a population nearly about 31,000. Windsor is located 34 km west of Charing Cross, London, 1sss1 km south-east of Maidenhead and 34 km east of the Reading county town. It is famed for its royal connections and history of the royal family. The delightful countryside of Royal Berkshire has surrounded the Windsor town which offers a great trip from the capital. The village of Old Windsor is 3 km to the south which is now known as Windsor; previously it is known as New Windsor to differentiate between both.

Transport

Windsor can be reached without any difficulty by car from several locations in the UK through M4 which is connected to the M5, M25 and M40. Car parks and various other attractions of the town are very well sign-posted. The famous landmark of the Windsor town which is Windsor Castle can be seen while approaching via M4 by car.

Windsor has two railway stations which were constructed in the 19th century namely Windsor and Elton Riverside station which can be reached by London Waterloo station and the other is Windsor and Elton Central railway station which leads to the heart of Windsor.

Windsor town can be reached by air as well from Heathrow, Luton, Stanstead and Gatwick which are the closest airport to Windsor.

Famous Destinations

Windsor town is one of the England’s premier tourist destinations. Windsor has several attractions such as historic buildings, shops, restaurants, etc. Following are some famous tourist attractions:

  1. Windsor Castle: It is truly wonderful and a grand castle built atop a chalk hill. William built this medieval castle after the Norman invasion in 1066. More than 900 years, Castle has served as the British Royals residence.
  2. Legoland Windsor Resort: It is a fun family resort. Legoland Windsor Resort set in the parkland 150 acres. It is a very popular destination that more than two million visitors visit this destination every year. The prominent things of the Legoland resort is a knight-inspired fireworks show, Halloween and Christmas festivals and special events for toddlers.
  3. Windsor Royal Shopping: This shopping place is situated opposite to the Windsor Castle. In 1997, Axa Sun Life purchased the Windsor railway station site, remodelled and enlarged the building of station to become the Shopping Centre. This Windsor Royal Shopping has over 40 exciting shops, restaurants, art and craft market and cafes.
  4. Thames Boat Trips: The Thames River is like a heart of the Windsor. Through boat trips, you can enjoy the several charm sightseeing trips along the river Thames. It takes the passengers to the interesting places like Kingston-upon-Thames.

Education

A three-tier school system is followed in Windsor which renders the state schooling by Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. For children under the age of 13 three famous schools are Dedworth Middle School, St. Edward’s Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School and Trevelyan Middle School. Two single gender secondary schools are The Windsor Boys School and Windsor Girls School; various independent schools are also operating namely Brigidine School and St. George’s School, Windsor Castle.

Constitution

Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough arrange out the operations of the council, and an elected unitary authority manages it. Adam Afriyie who is notable for being the first black Conservative in the House of Commons elected in 2005 General Election is the present Member of Parliament for the Windsor constituency.

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