Windsor is a Berkshire town 21 miles west of London that is best known for being home to an official Royal residence, the dominating Windsor Castle. The ceremonial town is situated directly south of the River Thames with its twin town, Eton, just across the water. A popular tourist destination, there are numerous gift shops surrounding the castle, not to mention stylish boutiques and upmarket restaurants lining the main street.
Where to stay
The Harte and Garter Hotel and Spa is a historical hotel overlooking the castle and has a 4.5 star review on Euan’s Guide. One reviewer said, "when we arrived our room was ready two hours before it needed to be" and "the lift easily fitted my mobility scooter, luggage and my friend".
Around 20 minutes outside of Windsor is Runnymede-On-Thames Hotel which is nestled right on the banks of the River Thames and has a 4.5 star disabled access review. One reviewer told us, "the rooms were huge with low level king-sized beds and lovely bathrooms with roll-in showers and overhead and handheld showers". There’s also an "accessible pathway along the River Thames" if you’re feeling in need of some fresh air!
Watch the changing of the guards
Windsor Castle is a major tourist attraction in the town and has good disabled access reviews on Euan’s Guide. One reviewer said, "most of the lifts are in parts of the building not open for public access, but staff were more than happy to take me through and it meant seeing parts of the castle most people don’t get to see!". This is a must-see if you’re interested in British monarchy.
Enjoy a good meal
For a daytime bite to eat, Dorney Court Kitchen Garden is a bright and airy café with step-free access and an accessible toilet for guests. You can expect a seasonal menu and fresh produce straight from the garden outside!
If you’re after a traditional pub meal, The Palmer Arms has a 4.5 star review on Euan’s Guide. One reviewer said there was, "good access from the level car park round the side of the building through the front door then through the bar to any number of tables that accommodate a manual wheelchair".
For those with a sweet tooth, Creams Cafe in Windsor is "an easily accessible ice-cream parlour specialising in ice-cream, waffles and crepes" described as "a must visit place for any ice-cream lover!".
Have fun at Legoland
Windsor is home to the largest Legoland in the world and there are several wheelchair accessible rides and attractions throughout. One reviewer said "wheelchair access getting around the whole place is good" and told us about one attraction and two train rides which could be accessed by wheelchair users. If you’re driving to Legoland, there are accessible parking spaces right outside the main gates.
Go water-skiing in Wraysbury
If you feel like taking a break from sightseeing, The British Disabled Waterski and Wakeboard Association in The Tony Edge National Centre has a 5 star review for being "immense fun"! The activities take place on Heron Lake which is less than 20 minutes in the car from Windsor and the centre has its own car park.
Have you been to Windsor?
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Last updated - May 2017