Windsor

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Windsor

Historic venues, riverside retreats, world-famous racecourses - the Royal Borough has something for every delegate taste.

Getting here

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is 30 miles west of London, with Heathrow Airport just a 15-minute drive away.

BY PLANE

The UK’s busiest and best connected airport, Heathrow is only 15 minutes drive to Windsor, offering direct flights from more than 90 countries. Windsor is also easily accessible from all other London airports.

BY TRAIN

Travelling to Windsor by train from London, is easy and only takes one hour. Trains to Windsor & Eton Riverside run regularly from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Central stations.

BY CAR

Windsor and the Royal Borough is easily accessible via the UK motorway network and can be easily reached via the M4 (junction 6), the M3 (junction 3), the M25 (junction 13) and the M40 (junction 4).

Expertise

Business & Management 

Henley Business School, one of the top schools in its field can be found at the nearby University of Reading. Ranked in the top 250 by both the The World University Rankings 2021 and QS World University Rankings 2022, Henley Business School offers a huge range of talent development and executive education programmes, from triple accredited MBAs to programmes and events targeted at helping small and medium sized businesses. The School's applied research centre focuses on topics such as leadership, customer management, entrepreneurship and reputation and offers some of the UK’s best professional education and training.

   
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Horse Racing

Windsor is home to the ‘Sport of Kings’ and two of the UK’s finest racecourses – Ascot and Royal Windsor. The former hosts one of the UK’s most popular sporting events. Held every June, the Royal Meeting - which is attended by the Royal family - sees the world’s finest race horses compete for more than £7.3 million in prize money.

Royal Windsor is one of the oldest racecourses in the country and can be found in the shadow of Windsor castle on the banks of the River Thames. It holds a number of events throughout the year.

   

Tourism

In 2018, Windsor became the UK’s most popular tourism destination, thanks to the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The Office of National Statistics predicted the Royal Wedding would add $680 million to the local economy, courtesy of visitor spend, souvenirs and hotel stays. 

Nielsen data says 29 million Americans tuned in to watch the royal couple say their vows. Within three months of the wedding, Windsor Castle’s visitor bookings had soared by 92% and continues to be a leading tourist attraction.

 

Where to stay

Known for its luxury, Windsor has six five-star hotels, plus plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets and group types.

5* hotels 450 bedrooms
4* hotels 2,732 bedrooms
3* and under properties 1,071 bedrooms
Other (student accommodation / home sharing) 256 bedrooms

Venues

Beautiful, regal and full of history, Windsor’s venues have something for everyone.

Ascot Racecourse
Castle Hotel Windsor
De Vere Beaumont Estate
The Runnymede on Thames
Royal Windsor Racecourse

Incentives

Tour the sites or head to a private island hidden on the River Thames, Windsor has wondrous incentive options for all tastes.

Windsor Castle
Eton College tours
Horse-riding at Coworth Park
Monkey Island Estate

Dining & social

Cliveden House
Great Fosters
The Windsor Guildhall

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