Windsor is set to host another Autumn of amazing cultural events during its annual Windsor Festival in September, and tickets are now on sale.
This year, the line-up is marking the centenaries of both the end of the First World War and of Women’s Suffrage. The exciting list of performances and speakers includes the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Orpheus Sinfonia, together with leading baritone Roderick Williams, who will be performing music commemorating the Great War.
A number of fascinating speakers will be coming to Windsor to share some insights about notable women from history. Jenni Murray will be sharing her thoughts on ‘A History of the World in 21 Women’, while Shami Chakrabarti is also appearing to talk about her book ‘Of Women: In the 21st Century’.
As well as giving locals and those visiting Windsor the chance to enjoy some cultural highlights this Autumn, the Windsor Festival also opens up some of the town’s most beautiful and historic buildings as venues. This year these include St George’s Chapel, Waterloo Chamber in Windsor Castle, Windsor Guildhall and Cumberland Lodge in the Great Park.
As well as the programme of music and talks, there will be a number of open houses featuring the work of local artists and craftspeople. Several other small exhibitions, as well as a community stage will also feature as part of the festival at the Old Court arts centre on St Leonard’s Rd.
The Macdonald Windsor Hotel, right across from the Castle, will be offering a special Festival Menu throughout the duration of the event from 16th September to 30th September.
Check out these incredible last minute deals on one of our most popular apartments.
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Today we have a couple of great last minute deals on Accommodation in Windsor handed to us by our lovely landlords: First of all a two bedroom top floor flat in Lawrence Court that has two bedrooms, a light spacious bathroom with bath-tub and shower over and a lovely new kitchen with granite worktops. Set in a private development behind electric gates this second floor apartment is perfect for walking to Windsor town centre and the two train stations. With a king size bed in the master and a single bed with pull-out bed underneath in the second bedroom this is ideal for one to four people – whether families or business people working in the area – this has been reduced to £495 per week or £80 per night for bookings in January. This offer may be withdrawn at any time so please act quickly or pass to someone looking for short term accommodation. Webpage here:
The other great offer is on a 2 bedroom second floor apartment in The Courtyard Apartments just off Windsor High Street. With two bedrooms – both with double beds and one bathroom, private allocated parking and free unlimited wifi this apartment is a steal at just £575 per week or £85 per night during January. For those searching for corporate accommodation for a business colleague this is a great find. Book today on 01753 833747.
Take a look at our latest video completed by Sam Taylor, our prize-winning resident Cinematographer. This video shows a fabulous 2-bed property located on Windsor High Street, within moments of Windsor Castle, the shops, restaurants and train stations.
Sam’s latest video is interspersed with fabulous shots of Windsor, showing what a diverse and interesting place it is to stay.
Our next video will have a distinctly sporty theme… just waiting for the rain to let up so we can get some great sunny shots!
Following hot on the heels of Valentines Day, this year February 29th offers girls the advantage of being a Leap Year. Traditionally on this day usual laws were suspended including the rule that only men were allowed to propose. This meant that just once every four years women got the chance to pop the question. Custom also dictated that if he turned you down he had to buy you an expensive gift – it’s a win-win situation! If you’re thinking of taking the plunge this Leap Year here’s our guide to Windsor’s most romantic locations.
Snow Hill in front of the Copper Horse – Take a stroll down the Long Walk heading up to the Copper Horse, with breathtaking views across Windsor and the distant Castle.
River Boat Cruise – Suggest a delightful trip along the River Thames and soak up the stunning backdrops of Windsor Castle and Eton College.
VIP Champagne Ride on the Royal Windsor Wheel – Enjoy the panoramic views from Alexander Gardens across Berkshire and all the way to London as you get down on one knee.
Horse-drawn Carriage in Windsor Great Park – Surprise your loved one with a horse drawn carriage through the park, champagne and roses optional.
The Pink Bench at Ascot Racecourse – The tradition of proposing on the Pink Bench dates back to the Regency period and has the added advantage of great odds for an acceptance.
Continuing the wedding theme, this coming Sunday 26th February Windsor is playing host to its first ever Windsor Wedding Fayre. The event will be jointly hosted by The Macdonald Windsor, Harte and Garter and Mercure Castle Hotels and promises to offer a fabulous showcase of banqueting suites and bridal packages. There will also be tours of the famous Windsor Guildhall wedding venue to Royalty and Celebs including Prince Charles & Camilla and Sir Elton John & David Furnish. To register your interest or book an exclusive viewing email email@example.com
If you would like to visit Windsor whether to make a proposal or to make wedding plans you can book a stay with Accommodation Windsor Limited for short stay apartments in Windsor and Eton. Likewise, Alma House Bed and Breakfast has a special offer during February and March if you book 2 nights together over the weekend your stay will be reduced and includes a free bottle of wine and box of chocolates to get you off to the perfect start.
Many thanks to superb Wedding Photographers Plenty to Declare for sharing their lovely photos with us.