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Tread the path of royalty

Old Windsor's links with the royal family date back to the 11th century. It's the oldest Saxon town in Berkshire and was the seat of Edward the Confessor. Many royals have trodden the path of the amazing Windsor Great Park, most of which lies within the bounds of Old Windsor. If you're feeling romantic, you can travel round it in style on a horse-drawn carriage before spreading out with a picnic in the beautiful Savill Garden.

Visit Windsor Castle

No trip to Old Windsor is complete without a visit to the majestic Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle, and an official residence of the Queen. Have a nosy round the State Apartments, which have hosted royals for hundreds of years, and don't miss Queen Mary's dolls' house. Try to catch the Changing of the Guard if you can.

Walk down by the riverside

If you want to stretch your legs, the Thames Path is well worth walking - or at least part of it anyway. Starting from Old Windsor, pass the weir at Old Windsor Lock and cross Albert Bridge to see the delightful village of Datchet. Come back over Victoria Bridge into Home Park, with picture-postcard views of both Windsor Castle and Eton. Planning a trip to Old Windsor? Travelodge Windsor Central is a 5-minute drive from the village. Travelodge Egham sits on the edge of Nearby Runnymede, another place of historical importance.