Places of interest
High Wycombe is a great destination for shopping and eating out. Travelling by bus takes you right into the hub of cafes, restaurants and high street names as the bus station is located next to Eden Shopping Centre.
Magna Carta Tea Room, Runnymede
The Tea Room in Runnymede is set amidst an attractive area of riverside meadows, grassland and woodland, rich in flora and fauna. It was on this riverside site, in June 1215, that King John sealed the Magna Carta.
Under the care of the National Trust, Runnymede also offers a network of pleasant footpaths and guided walks. As well as the John F. Kennedy Memorial and various memorial trees, Runnymede also has an art gallery which runs exhibitions and art courses throughout the year.
As the largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence to remain in continuous use by the monarchs of Britain.
Originally built by William the Conqueror, after the Norman Conquest of 1066, the Castle now covers an area of 26 acres including the palace itself, St George's Chapel and the homes and workplaces of a number of people involved in this magnificent working royal palace.
Windsor Castle also houses some of the greatest paintings and works of art from the Royal Collection and remains an important venue for ceremonial visits from heads of state of other countries.
Windsor Farm Shop
Located in the beautiful country surroundings of Old Windsor, Windsor Farm Shop was converted from some old Victorian potting sheds into a Farm Shop and a Coffee Shop.
The Farm Shop sells a range of produce from the Royal Farms and local specialist suppliers. The Coffee Shop is ideal for a spot of refreshment after visiting the shop. It overlooks the Home Park and serves a range of hot and cold food and drinks, including homemade sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
There is nothing more idyllic than a boat trip down the River Thames. Salters Steamers is a family firm who have been running River Thames boat services for over 150 years (est. 1858). There are a variety of cruises on offer, all winding through some of the most scenic areas of the region, including Windsor, Maidenhead, Runnymede and Staines.
Windsor Open-top Bus Tour
The best way to see Windsor is by open-top bus. City Sightseeing buses depart frequently from outside Windsor Castle and the tour takes you right past some of the best attractions including the Guildhall, The Long Walk and Eton College.
Open-top bus tours generally operate daily from Easter until November and your tour ticket enables you to jump on and off at any of the 11 stops along the way.
Windsor Great Park
For many years a royal hunting ground, it is now largely open to the public and is a popular recreation area. It includes a Deer Park, so look out for deer which can often be found roaming around in herds. The Long Walk stretches from Windsor Castle to the Copper Horse, a statue of King George III on horseback.