What to see in Windsor
Windsor's number one attraction is, of course, the Castle, and deservedly so. Some visitors don't get much further than the Castle, but there's enough in Windsor to fill a day's sightseeing, and enough nearby to make a weekend or several days thoroughly worthwhile. Windsor's excellent road and rail links make it a good place to stay.
Here are the highlights:
Around Windsor and further afield:
- Dorney Court - Tudor manor house built in 1440
- Runnymede - where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215 - also the site of the RAF War Memorial and the John F Kennedy Memorial
- Ascot Racecourse - Ascot Week takes place 19-22 June 2001
- Cliveden - former home of Lady Astor, set in 376 acres on cliffs 200 feet above the Thames
- Stone Henge - a little further afield (approx 70 miles from Windsor about 90 minutes by car)
The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is unique; an exceptional survival from a prehistoric culture now lost to us. The monument evolved between the later Neolithic (c3,000BC) and the middle of the Bronze Age (c1,600 BC) and is aligned with the rising and setting of the sun at the solstices, but its exact purpose remains a mystery. An awe-inspiring place, visitors to Stonehenge can discover the history and legends which surround this unique stone circle with a complimentary audio tour available in 10 languages (subject to availability).
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