Windsor, England

Windsor, England possesses a charming and rich history. During the end of the ice age, the glaciers melted, and the river Thames was formed. Numerous animals, including deer and horses, gave hunters plenty of opportunities to find food. During some time between 500-1000 AD, a royal palace emerged. A small village was formed around the castle, and numerous royal weddings occurred on the site.

In 1193, tycoons who opposed Prince John’s coup attempt seized the palace for two months. After John became king, he was seized again for three months. In 1277, Edward I’s charter allowed Windsor to be granted royal borough status. During the 1300s, plague hit the community, and many died from the Black Death.Thames River and Windsor, England

Henry VI gained the throne in 1422 AD, and Eton College was established. The town has experienced highs and lows throughout the centuries. The town is now one of the most popular places in England to visit. Windsor is home to the royal residence, a theatre and Legoland Windsor.

While visiting the city, you can enjoy a boat ride through the river, or you can go on a horse-drawn carriage ride. While at the castle, you need to witness the Guard March and Changing of the Guard.

One of the finest educational institutions in the world is located in Windsor. Princes William and Harry and numerous other prominent British citizens received their education at Eton.

Legoland Windsor is also a main attraction in the city. You can view the amazing Lego models that stand throughout the park. The park is home to over 50 rides and attractions fun for the whole family.

Thousands of people visit Ascot Racecourse each year. Royal Ascot takes place the third week in June and is Britain’s most popular race. The race, which was established by Queen Anne in 1711, is rich with pageantry and tradition.

Windsor is warm during the summer months and cool during the winter months. July and August are the warmest months of the year; however, it also rains more during the summer. February is the coolest month, and February to March is the driest months.

Windsor and Windsor Castle is a easy day trip from London


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