Windsor
United Kingdom
By Vanessa Brown

Officially known as Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire this country getaway in southern England has been a beloved destination for centuries.  Not 50 miles from London this idyllic location offers a wide array of attractions to delight and entertain visitors all year.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is located just 30 miles west of London. The area is extremely accessible with Heathrow Airport (LHR) just a 15 minute drive away.  Luton and Gatwick airports are within an hour's drive.  The whole of the Royal Borough is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M3, M4, M25 and M40. For guests visiting London a quick trip to the country is well served by public transportation. WhatsCheaper.com urges travelers to follow this (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) for booking options on flights. We can also assist with booking hotel reservations by clicking here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Windsor and Maidenhead is home to two of the United Kingdom’s top 20 visitor attractions; Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor. In addition visitors can also enjoy  Ascot Racecourse, Royal Windsor Racecourse,  Eton College, the Changing of the Guard, the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, Dorney Court, Frogmore House, Norden Farm Center For The Arts, Open Top Bus Tours and seasonal attractions such as the Royal Windsor Wheel. WhatsCheaper.com suggests that guests plan ahead and book any tours in advance.

Windsor is a great choice for history buffs and fans of all things royalty. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen's favorite weekend home.  The rich history of this location spans almost 1000 years. Located on 13 acres the grounds include: Magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, St George's Chapel (both an architectural beauty as well as the burial place of 10 monarchs), Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature, The Drawings Gallery featuring changing exhibitions and the Changing of the Guard (weather permitting) where guests can get one of the closest views of the royal guard. As Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, opening arrangements may change at short notice; WhatsCheaper.com asks that guests please check before planning a visit. Please note, worshippers are welcome to attend the Sunday services at St George's Chapel but the chapel is closed to general visitors on Sundays.

The Royal Windsor Racecourse is located nearby. Fans of horse racing and tradition will love a visit to this historic locale and WhatsCheaper.com urges all travelers to add this to their summer itinerary. Situated in an island setting on the banks of the River Thames, there is a wonderful view from every enclosure. A warm welcome from the minute you arrive, a wonderful Monday atmosphere and, superb hospitality, there's no better way to start a trip! Flat racing takes place at Windsor 22 times a year from April to October. In the summer, regular Monday evening fixtures and theme nights attract large and enthusiastic crowds, and guests can even travel to the racecourse by riverboat! WhatsCheaper.com urges guests to plan ahead if they intend to take in one of the many wonderful theme nights such as Jazz Night, Ladies Night, Classical Night, Irish Night, Cuban Night, Family Fun Day or any one of the 6 great Festivals.

For outdoor enthusiasts there is much to do in Windsor. Boat trips on the River Thames, horseback riding, and walking garden tours provide a treat for the senses. The Seville Garden in particular is always a tourist favorite. As one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens The Seville is situated on 35 acres and features botanical wonders from around the world. Ever changing with the seasons there is an endless display of color and wonder to delight visitors of all ages. With a walkway that from a distance appears to float above the garden, stunning views and the natural perfume of roses in bloom WhatsCheaper.com urges travelers to visit the Rose Garden if at all possible. The memory will last a lifetime.

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MUST SEE IN Windsor LIST:

  • 1. Windsor Castle
  • 2. Savill Garden
  • 3. Legoland
  • 4. Saint George's Chapel
  • 5. Thames River
  • 6. Royal Ascot
  • 7. Eton's French Market
  • 8. Cliveden House
  • 9. Windsor Great Park
  • 10. Alexandra Gardens

Windsor EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. British Leisure Show - March
  • 2. British Motor Festival - March
  • 3. Saint George's Day Parade - April
  • 4. Royal Windsor Horse Show - May
  • 5. Windsor Championship Dog Show - July
  • 6. Windsor Half-Marathon - September
  • 7. Windsor Fringe Festival - September/October
  • 8. Cliveden 6 mile Cross Country Run

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Holiday Inn Express Windsor
71 Alma Road, Windsor, United Kingdom
By D. Gregory Perrin

WhatsCheaper.com would like to introduce you to the Holiday Inn Express® Windsor in the United Kingdom. The hotel, which is located on Alma Road, has 58 guestrooms available for travelers. The staff of the hotel can greet guests speaking English, French, Hindi and Punjabi. Check-in at the hotel begins at 2 p.m. on the first day of your reservation and runs all night. Guests are free to check-in whenever they arrive during the evening.

The hotel only provides guestroom that are non smoking to promote a healthy environment.  There is a flat screen television in each room that has a cable package available. Guestrooms of the hotel all come with complimentary high speed internet for all its guests to use during their stay.

The Holiday Inn Express® Windsor has great amenities for its guests to use while staying in the city. The business center in the hotel is perfect for travelers on work. There is printing, copying, faxing and a friendly staff that can help with any other needs. The hotel also has a bar and lounge for guests to relax in and grab a drink after a long day.

Remember the Holiday Inn Express® Windsor during your next trip to the city. Guests can wake up in the morning and head to the lobby for the complimentary breakfast to get nutrients to start their day. Check-out from the hotel runs all morning until 12 p.m. on the last day of your reservation. WhatsCheaper.com offers cheap pricing to this hotel and many others in the area. To start your search, vacations just need to click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to begin and take the first step towards your next great adventure.

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