Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


Autumn in Windsor

What’s going on in Windsor this Autumn?

The leaves are falling from the trees and carpeting the ground in gold.  ‘Tis the season of the rake, trains have a hard time and gutters get blocked up but it all looks so beautiful and it’s the perfect time to explore Windsor.

The air is fresh and crisp Autumn mornings and blue skies are a welcome respite from the heat of the summer, especially this year that topped some of the hottest temperatures on record.  Wrap up warm and get outside to enjoy our wonderful town, parks and riverside location.  The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water Lake and riverside locations are all stunning at this time of year.  The long shadows at this time of year also make for some stunning photography.

We can almost smell the Mulled Wine and Christmas is just around the corner.  Windsor gets dressed up to welcome visitors with the town’s Christmas lights and decorations already up.

There are plenty of things to do in Windsor in Autumn.  Explore Windsor Great Park Savill Gardens Illuminated:  A magical illuminated journey through beautiful woodland near Windsor Great Park’s Savill Garden and around the Obelisk Pond, ending at the Obelisk.

Buy Tickets for Windsor Great Park Illuminated here

Windsor Autumn Parks

Walk in the Shadow of The Monarchs

The Queen’s Walkway is a 6.3km (approx. 4 miles) self-guided walking trail connecting 63 of Windsor’s most significant attractions.

It was designed by The Outdoor Trust, in partnership with Windsor locals, to recognise the moment on when Her Majesty The Queen had reigned for 63 years and more than 7 months (on 9 September 2015) to become Britain’s longest reigning monarch.  The Queen’s Walkway will help you explore this historic town with its theatre, its churches, its parks and gardens, its elegant residential streets, its many historic monuments, its railway stations, and the River Thames.

Download the pdf below to guide you through each step of this fabulous walkway.

The Queens Walkway - click to open pdf