Fancy a little walk around Windsor? A busy tourist location and home to her Majesty the Queen don't you know.
This walk will likely be an even split of photography, coffee and banter with other photographers. Some come and join us!
Meeting Place: Esquires Coffee, Opposite the Museum and Guild Hall
Meeting Time: 10:30am
The route for this walk will be a rather short one, as we first make our way from our meeting point at Esquires Coffee to the Great Walk. From the Great Walk we'll come back on ourselves and meander around the classic, cobbled side streets, before we find ourselves standing immediately at the Castle. Here we'll do a quick group shot before heading down the hill and towards the river, making our way towards Eton via the bridge. It will optional, but those who would like to can make their way over to the Eton College grounds, whilst others can pause for a coffee at perhaps the best Costa in the UK - right on the riverside.
We'll once again find ourselves doubling back as we head back over the bridge and back up the river, this time we'll head for the Royal Windsor shopping parade and train station.
To end the walk we'll stop in one of Windsors many cafe's or restaurants for a bite to eat. There are some super bistros, diners and much more, including the Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Meimo's Mediterranean (My wife and I visit here almost weekly!). There is also a very quirky little Italian Pizzeria that serve some thin crust pizza's, cooked in their own stone Pizza oven. We have it all in just a few minutes walk. If there are some that prefer a lighter-bite we could be very British indeed and have Afternoon High Tea in the fabulous Harte & Garter (where my wife and I had our Wedding Reception), looking out onto the castle.
For a great day out with like-minded photographers and a walk amongst a beautiful little town, come along on Sunday 8th March.
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There are many ways to get to Windsor. You can take a train from London with just a few changes. But, if you're driving, you'll be spoilt for choice for parking.
Many shops won't open their doors until 11:00am, so you should find spaces in many of the surrounding car parks if you're getting in town for the arranged meeting time. After 11:00 - 11:30 things will start to get busy and your choices may become more limited.
Pay-On-Exit Car Parks
For those more inclined to pay-on-exit, the only car park available will be the King Edward Court Mult-Story. This is a very tight and small car park, but the spaces are generous. Expect to pay near £20 for an entire day's parking though! This is quite close to the centre of town and much of our route will remain close by, so if you're looking to shoot off halway through the day, or if you need to dash, this could be a good option. Park on any level and then take the elevator to level 4 to get to the shops.
To my knowledge this is only Pay & Display in Windsor
Pay & Display
Windsor is mostly Pay & Display (or pre-pay if you prefer). This can be risky if you haven't got change or if you don't put enough money on the ticket to cover your parking duration. Parking tickets are given ruthlessly.
Pay & Displays include Alma Road, which depending on your route into Windsor could well be the first car park you come across if you look for signs, but other pay & displays include the King Edward VII. This is perhaps a little further from the day's action, but is more reasonably priced. I believe a days parking is nearer to £8. This car park is at the bottom of the hill near the Eton and Riverside train Station. Alternatively you can park very close to the castle, near the theatre and river at one of two car parks (they just a few feet from one another): Head for the River Street Car Park. Again, not quite as reasonable as the King Edward VII and tickets are rife here, but it is probably the closest of all the car parks. A change machine is available at this car park should you need to convert notes to coins. The alternative car park is the leisure centre, which, being owned by the Royal Borough is once again slightly more reasonable. This is closer than King Edward VII, but still a bit of a walk.
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