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Windsor Castle


Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Windsor town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Windsor's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Windsor is the home to Windsor Castle and the royalty who live there. Each day you can watch the red-coated bandsmen of the Guards marching through the town, as well as the changing of the Guards. Set on a hill, the castle overlooks the Thames with its many walks, and opposite to Eton, home to Britain's most famous public school. Take a stroll through the impressive Great Park, marvel at an old steam engine in one of two railway stations, or wander around its many antiquated and quirky streets.


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Curious About... Windsor

  • An exploration of Windsor's town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the town's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Windsor in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the town - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. Home Park to Windsor Castle - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
This route is a perfect mix of new and old, magnificent and unusual. From the endless Home Park to a small, yet delightful play park. Take a taste of the shopping district, before circling round some little known walkways. Take in the 17th century Guildhall and the ancient parish church, before exploring a number of small and quirky streets, to end at the castle which dominates the town.
1.5 hoursOK but diversion maybe needed

2. Castle to River Thames - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From the imposing Windsor Castle you quickly enter a world of locomotives and shops, before dropping down to some bustling riverside gardens which date back over a hundred years. Past the Royal Windsor maze, and Theatre Royal, you quickly reach the leisurely River Thames. Here you can cross over into Eton, famous for its public school, or simply stop and watch the world go by.
1 hourOK but diversion maybe needed

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"Just to say, we really enjoyed your walks. We ended up giddy at the end circling the different bars and restaurants - but you got us back safely! We finished by the Thames, with a rather large ice cream. Naughty, but..."

Latest Revision : May 2024

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