Prestige and thoroughbreds at Royal Windsor Racecourse

One of only two figure of eight courses in the UK, Royal Windsor Racecourse in Windsor, Berkshire, draws in racing aficionados from all over the country.

Races have been taking place on the grounds for more than 700 years, back to when it was a royal hunting ground named Windsor Great Park.

Whether you're heading here for a race meeting, private party or organised event, if you're planning on visiting the Royal Windsor Racecourse, it's worth making time to see its namesake town.

A walking tour of Royal Windsor

It's no accident that King George V chose Windsor as his surname when he wanted to change his German-sounding name to something more British during the First World War.

Royal Windsor is a picture-perfect town that perfectly reflects the stereotypes of quintessential Britain.

Explore Windsor Castle, enjoy high tea overlooking the River Thames and as you wander down the high street, be on the lookout for the Eton schoolboys as they parade through the town in their top hat and tails uniforms.

The excitement builds at LEGOLAND

Colourful attractions and spectacular brick-built exhibits will get kids' imaginations running wild at the famous LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, just over two miles away.

Planning a trip to the Royal Windsor Racecourse? Travelodge Windsor Central Hotel is only a 5 minute drive or Travelodge Slough Hotel is just over 3 miles away.