Great Things to Do in Windsor and Maidenhead

Jan 4, 2018

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is home to some of the UK’s premier tourist attractions. 

Visitors from across the globe flock to explore the miniature world of LEGOLAND and the elegance of Windsor Castle.

Alongside these favoured landmarks, there’s also plenty of other things to do when you’re keen to spend an afternoon exploring the area. Here are our absolute favourite things to do in Windsor and Maidenhead:

Windsor Castle

The royal residence of Windsor Castle is the region’s primary tourist attraction and stands proud as the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.

Huge numbers of visitors flock to the Queen’s favourite escape with the guided tours of the elegant stately rooms proving popular.

With a history stretching back to the 11th century, there is plenty to see and do at the Castle site.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre

A cosy museum tucked away in Maidenhead’s town centre. The Maidenhead Heritage Centre is a fun-filled documentation of the area’s history, which can be traced back to the Roman era.

Inside you’ll find a range of ever-changing exhibits and a few permanent rooms dedicated to local stories and tales.

Windsor & Eton Brewery

Sample some local delights at the Windsor and Eton Brewery and support local indepedents in Windsor and Maidenhead.

Here, you’ll be able to taste a range of keg and bottled beer all brewed right here on site.

Learn about the process of beer brewing on one of the informative guided tours, whet your whistle in the charming tap room, or simply browse the interesting selection of bottles in the small store.

St. George’s Chapel

Situated within the grounds of the expansive Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel is the Queen’s own royal peculiar and a beautiful location to enjoy a stroll.

The Chapel was first established in the 14th century and is provides the headquarters to the prestigious Order of the Garter.

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LEGOLAND

One for the kids here, or just adults looking to relive their childhood. As one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, LEGOLAND Windsor has a wealth of amazing attractions and rides to while away a summer’s day on.

Cross the United States in mini-Lego form, or wander through ancient Egyptian history in one of the park’s many themed zones.

Braywick Nature Centre

Stretch your legs and get in touch with nature at the Braywick Nature Centre, a home for all things wild and wonderful in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Set in the former stables of a 19th century stately home, the Braywick Centre is dedicated to educating on local wildlife and preserving the English countryside for generations to come.

Take a walk through the woods on a guided wildlife spotting trip, or join in with one of the many informative events throughout the calendar.

Runnymede

This picturesque water-meadow is arguably amongst the most important sites in British history.

On 15 June 1215, on the banks of the River Thames, King John signed the Magna Carta. The Great Charter gave rights to England’s churches and lords and is seen as one of the cornerstones of civil liberty.

A memorial exists today on the site where the charter was signed and Runnymede itself is a quiet and charming stroll through the English countryside.

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