Situated along the banks of the river Thames in Berkshire is Windor’s - one of Berkshire's prettiest towns and the favourite weekend destination of the British Royalty. With the towns of Eton and Maidenhead not been very far off and London being easily reachable by air and rail Windsor also makes for a nice base for those planning to visit the capital of England. However the myriad attractions of this small town as also its many hidden gems will make you wonder if you really want to leave the peaceful and sereneness of your Windsor All Short Term Lets for the hustle and bustle of the city life.
If you are wondering what to do in Windsor whilst vacationing there, there are a few hidden treasures which you can think of exploring:
Taplow Court- a mid-19th century mansion that once belonged to the Earls and Countesses of Orkney, Taplow court located on the river Thames near Maidenhead, now functions as the home of the lay Buddhist society -Soka Gakkai International. A nice and quiet place, guests can visit the place on Sundays and on Bank Holidays for a guided tour, for a picnic and for attending the various cultural events that are held there from time to time
Dorney Court- Home to the Dorney family who have lived here for over 400 years and still continues to do so, Dorney Court built in 1440 is steeped in history- most of furniture in use belong to the 15th-17th centuries and the very first pineapple tree in England was grown at Dorney Court. Dorney is also famous for its honey and home-grown asparagus. Guided tours are available and guests can savour cream teas and light lunches at their Kitchen Garden Centre. Opened on weekdays and Bank holidays from 9 am -5 pm.
Frogmore House- Queen Victoria’s favourite retreat which also houses her and husband, Prince Albert mausoleum, Frogmore House is known for its beautiful garden that houses several rare and unusual plants and works of art that were executed by members of the royal family. Tickets need to be pre booked and typical tour can take at least 2 hours.
Old Thatch Cottage and Garden- For those who grew up reading Secret Seven, Famous Five and Malory Towers Series, this place is worth a visit. The home of Enid Blyton, this is where she spend most of her time writing her famous children books. Notable for its garden and circular pond, the cottage is now owned by the noted garden designer Jacky Hawthorne who has reworked the garden while still preserving some of its originality. Opened on Sundays, Wednesday and Thursday from 2PM -5.30 PM.
All these hidden gems of Windsor are easily accessible from your furnished holiday rental. Some will be within a walk able distance from your apartment while a few might require taking a bus or a car. But irrespective of which neighbourhood of Windsor you stay in , you can be sure that your stay in an Windsor holiday apartments will be comfortable.