10 Things To Do In Windsor: The Intoku Guide

By Liv, DMT Collaborator on 1st November 2021 in Blog

A popular choice for international tourists and regional visitors alike, the town of Windsor has a long royal history and plenty to enchant you, however long your stay. 

Here at Intoku, we’re proud to serve Pan-Asian flavours to such a beautiful little part of the world. Read on to discover our top 10 recommendations for the perfect day out in Windsor. 

1. Visit the Castle 🏰

No visit to the Royal Borough would be complete without a visit to the castle. The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, Windsor has been home to 39 monarchs since it was founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror.

There’s plenty on show to entertain the entire family, from royal exhibitions to children’s activities in the school holidays. History aside, the site has some magnificent gardens, perfect for a regal stroll.

Windsor castle, viewed from the gardens.

Windsor Castle, photographed by Nihal Shah via Unsplash.

2. A Royal Wander 👑

The iconic Long Walk and Great Park make a scenic outdoor exercise spot all year round. This impressive three-mile walkway consists of a magnificent tree-lined avenue, beginning at the George IV Gateway at Windsor Castle and ending at the famous Copper Horse statue. The views are spectacular, and many catch a glimpse of the 500-strong population of Red Deer that roam the park. Some are even brave enough to pose for photographs!

The 5,000 acres of managed parkland can be explored by foot, bike, or horseback, and scenery varies from formal gardens to grasslands and ancient forests.

the tree-lined driveway leading up to Windsor castle.

The approach to Windsor Castle, photographed by Simon Hurry via Unsplash.

3. A Day at the Races 🐎

Feeling lucky? Place your bets and don your best hats for the Royal Ascot! One of the biggest events in the global sporting calendar, the course for this famous horserace is located right next to Windsor Great Park. Whether you’re a hardcore horseracing fan, or just fancy a sophisticated day of fun, race events throughout the year will help you build up the appetite for sushi!

people dressed in formal attire watching a horse race.

A sophisticated day at the races, photographed by Rawisara Prachaksubhanit via Unsplash.

4. Unlock Your Inner Intellectual 📘

Channel some academic prowess at Eton College. The best way to explore the hallowed halls of possibly the most famous all-boys boarding school in the world is by booking a guided tour. This will give you access to areas of the college not usually open to the public, as well as the site’s multiple museums. Alumni of the college include famous faces like Prince Harry and Prince William, Bear Grylls and Tom Hiddleston, among others.

formally dressed teenage boys play croquet on a lawn outside a college building.

Eton College, photographed by Annie Spratt via Unsplash.

5. A Trip Down the Thames 🚢

Feeling romantic? Why not take a boat trip on the River Thames? From adventurous kayak tours to premium private river cruises, there’s an option for every time and budget limitation. Don’t miss a chance to see the splendid sights of Windsor and beyond from a unique river perspective.

a child feeds swans from a path on the banks of the Thames river in Windsor.

Feeding swans along the banks of the Thames, photographed by Nigel Cohen via Unsplash.

6. Watch the Guards March 💂‍♀️

The Windsor Castle Guards march from Victoria Barracks to Windsor Castle via the High Street all year round. Intoku is lucky enough to be located along the marching route, making our outdoor seating area an ideal place to observe the military band from! Get ready for the perfect photo-op! 📸

The WIndsor Royal guards standing on ceremony in full uniform and beefeater hats.

The Windsor royal guards, photographed by Lorena Kelly via Unsplash.

7. Tour the Sights 🚌

There is a multitude of walking, bus, and even river ferry tours available in Windsor. Simply book on, buckle up, and take in the rich scenery and history of the city and borough. This is one of the most efficient ways to make the most of your time in Windsor, especially if your stay is only short. Plus, once you work up an appetite with all your discovering, you can make Intoku your final pitstop!

the upper edifices of Windsor shops in a Georgian redbrick architectural style.

The beautiful architecture of a Windsor street, photographed by Laura Lugaresi via Unsplash.

8. Watch the Drama Unfold 🎭

A beautiful Edwardian theatre nestled between the castle and the Thames, Theatre Royal contains 200 years of dramatic history within its walls. Many shows put on at this theatre go on to be a West End success, or take on national tours. It is the only unsubsidised producing theatre left in the UK, which speaks volumes of its success. Whether you prefer a silly panto or a sophisticated avant-garde production, Theatre Royal is the place to watch. 

9. Hone in on History 🗝

Top up your historical knowledge by paying a visit to the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum, located in the attractive 17th-century Guildhall on the High Street. Marvel at local artefacts that date back as far as the Ice Age, Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon periods.

a bartender pulls a pint.

A traditional pint being pulled, photographed by Amie Johnson via Unsplash.

10. Quench Your Thirst at a Traditional Pub 🍻

There are plenty of traditional English pubs close to Intoku Windsor, ideally located for a refreshment between exploring. Cosy up by a roaring fire with a pint to warm your belly on a winter night, or relax in a scenic beer garden on a summer afternoon. A trip to the pub is the most versatile British pastime!

However you decide to spend your time in Windsor, Intoku is guaranteed to provide the perfect rest spot and a delicious menu to refresh your energy after a long day of exploring our beautiful town. Plus, our building has a very interesting history! Read more here.

Check out the Intoku menu and book your table here. We can’t wait to meet you! When you pop in to fulfil your sushi cravings, don’t hesitate to ask us for advice on where you should pay a visit to next 🌸

A delicious Intoku sushi platter 🍣

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