The Royal Borough of Windsor
The Home of the Royal family makes a great short break desination
Set in the heart of the Thames Valley, less than 30 miles from Central London, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is dominated by beautiful countryside, the river Thames, historical towns and villages as well as unrivalled Royal heritage and events.
As well as the attractions which include Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor, the town offers wonderful opportunities for leisurely boating on the River Thames to romantic horse drawn carriage rides through Windsor Great Park, and of course there is Eton to explore and the Theatre Royal to enjoy.
The Queen's Jubilee
2012 is a historic year, when the nation will join together to celebrate 60 years for the queen's reign. The Diamond Jubilee Events will centre around the extended bank holiday weekend 2th - 5th June. There are a variety of special celebrations planned for the Royal Borough of Windsor.
Windsor also offers a host of other exciting events over the coming months including:
Royal Windsor Horse Show - 9th - 13th May 2012 -The largest outdoor Equestrian show in the UK.
The Diamond Jubilee Pageant - 10th, 11th & 13th May 2012 - This historic event celebrates her Majesty the Queens 60 years fof service across six continents.
Armed Forces Muster - The Armed Forces will mount a spectacular tribute to the Queen for the Diamond Jubilee at windsor on 19th May 2012. Nearly 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force will parade through Windsor Castle and the town before Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The lighting of Windsor Beacon within the Great Park - 4th June 2012
Olympic Rowing events at Dorney Lake - 28th July - 5th August 2012
Canoe Sprint - 6th August - 11th August 2012
Paralympic Rowing - 1st - 3rd September 2012
Founded in 1440 by king Henry VI to provide free education for 70 poor scholars who would then go on to further their education at king's college, Cambridge, Eton has educated 18 former British Prime Ministers including the Duke of Wellington, Warpole, Pitt the Elder, Macmillian and Douglas-Home. The School Dress, still consists of a black tailcoat and waitcoat and pin-striped trousers.
Guided tours of the college are a fascinating experience and include the cloister, the college Chapel, the oldest classroom in the college and the Museum of Eton Life.
Windsor Theatre Royal and Shopping
The greatest names in theatre come to Windsor's Theatre Royal, as they have since it opened in 1910. This intimate little theatre boasts Bill Kenwright as its producer and audiences are treated to new productions before they transfer to London's West End or go on tour around the country.
Set admidst the grandeur of referbished Victorian railway station. Windsor Royal Shopping houses an array of continential style restaurants and bars and has an art and craft market open 7 days a week. It really is the perfect place to do some shopping, sip a cappucino, soak up the atmosphere and watch the world go by.
With each season Savill Garden shows a different personality. Spring is a blaze of colour as rhododendrons, azaleas, camelias and magnolias fill the woodlands. Through the summer months the hebaceous borders and formal rose gardens are an absolute delight. Superb foliage tinged with fiery gold and russet hues are the autumn's treasures, and when winter descends, beautiful bark and bough sculptures lift the landscape.
Legoland windsor, where creativity meets fun! It's an inspirational land where the kids are the heroes. It's a family attraction like no other - where the fun never stops.
The Coppid Beech Hotel is only located 20 minutes from Legoland Windsor, for details of our family packages visit our Legoland page.
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