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Friday, 24 May 2019

Picnic Spots for the Bank Holiday Weekend!

With a bank holiday weekend comes my tradition of updating the office about the weather every half hour.  Locally, it looks like we are blessed with good weather (or at least warm and dry) for much of the weekend, unfortunately other parts of the UK won’t be so lucky.  If you plan on getting outside, look no further than these fab spots in and around Windsor.

Alexandra Gardens:
This scenic park situated on the edge of the River Thames is a great family friendly park to visit with the kids.  The gardens are situated close to the town centre so there should be plenty of parking even at the peak of the bank holiday.  The park is host to Edward’s Amusements, a small collection of fairground rides, rock climbing and a mini golf course to keep the little ones entertained.  Just across the road the river stretches for miles in either direction offering wonderful walks.

Snow Hill:
Snow Hill may sound unfamiliar to many; however it is instantly recognisable and much photographed.  Snow hill is the opposite end of the Long Walk, the iconic viewpoint for Windsor Castle.  Located 2.64 miles from the Castle, it is also the home of the Copper Statue of King George III atop his mount.  Viewers of Harry and Meghan’s Wedding will recognise the spot as the backdrop of the BBC Broadcast, as well as the location of the Wedding procession.

Savill Gardens:
By its own admission “Britain’s Finest Ornamental Garden” Savill Gardens is one of Windsor Great Park’s grandest features.  The Savill building serves as a great hub for many of the first-class attractions.  From the Cumberland Obelisk to the Totem Pole or even the manicured lawns of Guards Polo Club, the grounds have plenty of attraction for any sunny day.  If you have the time, take a walk through the Ornamental Garden which features seasonal highlights to ensure it is looking lush all year round.  If you don’t fancy bringing in your own picnic, the Savill building has its own selection of food including Wood Fired Pizzas and my personal favourite, the fish finger sandwich.

By Alex Spiteri

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019

We hope you celebrated in style and saw the last of 2018 out with friends, family and loved ones - the way it should be!  This new year is a great time to visit Windsor which is now firmly on the global map since we've had not one but TWO Royal Weddings to keep us glued to our TV sets and waving our flags and banners!  Whether you love them or hate them, the royal family certainly attract a lot of media and public interest and this has led to an increased footfall in town centre shops and restaurants and as a consequence Windsor has a real buzzy feeling.

There are many things to do in and around Windsor - here are a few ideas:

Visit Windsor Castle - obviously the main attraction - book tickets online to avoid the queues.
Take the kids to Legoland - visiting out of season (avoiding peak summer months) means you have a better experience as you are able to spend more quality time at each ride.
Visit Savill Gardens - Windsor Great Park's main attraction - lots of fabulous plants, lovely walks and a great restaurant to boot!
Windsor Duck Tour - a fun-filled road and river ride seeing all the sights.

Plus there's Windsor Theatre, loads of great restaurants and obviously a lovely boutique B&B to come home to!

We look forward to accommodating you in 2019!

Nigel, Georgia and the team at
Alma House B&B
56 Alma Road Windsor SL4 3HA
Tel: 01753 862983