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A Day in Windsor

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Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and revel in the tranquillity of a unique Ascot hotel and a refined retreat with more than a few surprises. Set in 240 acres of picturesque parkland and on the borders of Windsor Great Park, Coworth Park is Dorchester Collection’s new 5 star country house hotel and spa, which blends the warmth and comfort of a contemporary country house with an eccentric spirit that is undeniably English and irrefutably modern.

Coworth Park is the perfect place to stay if you are planning a day out in the beautiful Windsor. Only 15 minutes away, who could pass up this spectacular opportunity? Windsor is famous for its royal connections and is steeped in the pageantry and history of the Royal Family. Less than 30 miles west of London it's surrounded by the delightful countryside of Royal Berkshire and also makes a great day trip from the capital if you plan on staying in one of 5ive Star London's prestigious central Hotels . You'll discover a lively town in a glorious riverside location with great shopping, restaurants and many other attractions such as Windsor Castle and the Long Walk.

Windsor Castle, the spectacularly historic landmark is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. The castles rich history spans almost 1000 years and it covers an area of about 5 hectares. The largest and oldest occupied fortress in the world, Windsor Castle is a majestic vision of battlements and towers used for state occasions and as the Queen’s weekend retreat.

Within the castle you will find many magnificently memorable sights including the State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection and St George's Chapel which is certainly one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs. Among other highlights of a visit to Windsor is Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, which is most certainly a masterpiece in miniature. It is the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ house in the world. There is also The Drawings Gallery which featuring many different exhibitions throughout the year.

The Long Walk is a well-renowned straight path measuring 2.64 miles in length and links Windsor Castle with Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park, from the Castle gate to the foot of the statue of King George III or The Copper Horse. Tens of thousands of visitors, walkers, photographers, joggers and romantics enjoy the Long Walk every year.

While visiting Windsor you also must take a boat trip along the River Thames as there are so many beautiful places to stop along the way. Most great cities have grown as a result of a river and this is also true of the River Thames as it flows in to the west of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead while maturing and widening on its route to London. There is something particularly appealing about the River Thames on the stretch into the city as it is very historic, offering easy strolls along the Thames Path and many visitor attractions.

With so many things to do and see and all of the splendid places to dine, you are sure to have a magnificent time in Windsor. This day trip will certainly make your time spent in Coworth Park a memorable one.


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