The best things to do when visiting Windsor in January
Posted on 18th January 2019 at 13:19
January… may seem to many a depressing and miserable month, however it’s the perfect time to visit amazing places such as Royal Windsor. There is so much to do and see and coming out of season you can miss the crowds
Home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor has become ever increasingly popular to visitors. The recent weddings of Prince Harry and Meghan Merkel in May and Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in September has put Windsor firmly on the map and it is now one of the “must see places” in the UK. To this end Summer is VERY busy.. note a 2 hour wait if you have not pre- purchased tickets to enter Windsor Castle last July.
However if you can visit in January… no queues and as it’s mainly inside .. enjoy at leisure!
It maybe Winter but with Children free and adult prices just £5 why not visit one of Britains greatest ornamental gardens set in 35 acres of interconnected gardens http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/savillgarden. Visit their Garden Highlights page and walk your worries away through beautiful garden space in the grounds of Windsor Great Park. And enjoy a coffee and cake I tne ward winning garden centre
The Theatre Royal Windsor
History reveals that the theatre dates back to 1706 when it was just a booth in a muddy field! From then it expanded to a barn and eventually moved to its exisiting home on the High Street in Windsor, opposite the castle in 1793 The opening play was inevitably a farce called Everyone Has His Faults. It was this theatre which George III invariably attended when in residence at the castle. One side of the lower tier of boxes was reserved for him and his entourage. The King and Queen were provided with capacious armchairs and presented with playbills printed on silk. Today
Today there are some fantastic shows. In January alone we have Milton Jones (mock the week comedian), Pink Flloyd anniversary of 40 years of The Wall , Tribute to Aretha Franklin and must see plays such as Rough Crossings written by Tom Stoppard the Academy, Tony and Olivier Award winning writer (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, to name but a few) Book now to avoid disappointment!
Windsor Great Park
Finally lets not forget the 5,000 acres of Windsor Great Park which you can explore on foot or the Thames Path where you can don your hiking boots and follow the tow path .. London bound or Henley bound and take in the fresh air.
Park Farm B&B is located 200 metres from one of the entrances to the Great Park and we can happily offer help to some of the most lovely walks you will ever experience
Where to eat in Windsor?
We may have eaten plenty after Christmas, however after a fabulous walk in the Windsor January air, a hearty meal is always in order.
We at Park Farm Love:
The Duchess of Cambridge – think gastro pub, open fire, friendly staff, hearty meals and directly opposite the castle
Cattle grid – Meat lovers, South Afican stlyle Ribs, Steaks, Pork, chicken.. Good tasty meat!
Two Brewers – Fabulous pub, located at the top of the long walk ,very popular pub with the locals – Mid week menu is fab.. weekend is Tapas Booking any time is recommended
The Alma – low key, friendly , local, excellent good value food. After a busy day sightseeing when you don’t feel like dressing up too much – perfect. Local musicians play too – always fun
Gilbeys – Eton side of the bridge. Excellent food, good wine list and menu and lovely ambience, for perhaps a more special occassion
Bel and the Dragon – Windsor. Extensive menu great food and relaxed décor - makes you feel at home in an instance
Thai Square – Opposite the castle on Thames street– just amazing authentic Thai food
Viceroy - Indian - Never disappoints in terms of good flavour, spice, overall quality
Chinese – the Hong Kong –authentic and speedy service
So stay at Park farm Windsor and enjoy everything Windsor has to offer, without the crowds
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