Windsor Castle and grounds are an interesting and extremely popular place to visit, especially during the summer. Not only is there the castle itself to visit but also the Great Park for picnics, the Windsor Farm for locally produced fresh foods and regional delicacies, the River Thames for riverside walks or boat trips, and Eton where princes William and Harry were educated.
One of the best ways of obtaining an overview of what there is to see is to take the open top bus tour which takes around 45 minutes to whizz round the route. Your ticket last for 24 hours and enables you to hop on and off the bus to take time to explore the stops you're interested in.
There is a shortage of car parking spaces in Windsor unless you arrive early. Good value for money places to park are the railway station where in 2008 it cost £4 for a day's parking at weekends. There are also reasonable car parks just beyond the station, leading out of town. The central expensive car park is subject to rigorous rules and penalties where clamping is swiftly applied for any breaches.
If you get hungry, there is a big selection of eateries around the castle area and in town to suit all pockets.
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