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“One of the best things to do once you have seen the castle” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eton College

Eton College
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Windsor Independent Day Trip from London with Private Driver
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Eton
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“One of the best things to do once you have seen the castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

First of all I need to declare an interest. My student son has spent his last two summers as a part time tour guide at Eton . That said, I have done the tour as a paying customer and I would like visitors to my town to get the most out of their stay, so I can thoroughly reccomend it. It is a very interesting way to spend an hour. Combined with a nice stroll over the bridge from Windsor and along the charming and idiosyncratic Eton high street, it makes for a very pleasant afternoon. Tours are at 2.15 and 3.15 with an extra one at 4.15 on Saturdays. Only July and August though when the boys are on holiday! There are also some tours at Easter and on some Wednesdays at other times of the year. You can combine it with a longer look around the small museum of Eton Life. The tour takes you to some of the most interesting parts of the school. Of course you can wander around the ancient exterior of the school and that is well worth doing, but the tour adds an extra dimension. Walking to the college from Windsor is a far better way to see Eton than the tour bus.

Best 'tourist' day in Windsor and Eton? Start early with with a bracing walk up and down the 'long walk' in the Great Park. Make sure you are back in the centre of the town by the entrance to the castle by 10.45 though, to watch the daily changing of the guard as the soldiers march up from the nearby barracks. Then a couple of hours visiting Windsor Castle. Then lunch - perhaps a picnic on the Brocas Meadow which you gain access to by crossing the bridge to Eton and turning left - walk a litlle way along the river bank and see wonderful views back to the castle. Then Eton town and the college tour. Call in for tea at the Chcolate Theatre Cafe just by the bridge on your way back to Windsor late afternoon. Then an hour round the nice shops in the old railway station arcade or perhaps a visit to the historic Guilldhall and town museum before attending wonderful sung Evensong service at 6.00 in the Windsor Castle chapel - free of charge and all are welcome.. Then a drink in one of the nice pubs around the back of the guildhall, before Dinner - try Latinos in the same area, where you can sit outside if the weather is nice. Enjoy your stay.

Visited August 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Bought a day ticket for a guided tour. Taken round by a very knowledgeable guide who made the tour interesting. Well worth a visit when in Windsor. The school Chapel was a wonderful site.

Visited August 2012
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

Took the tour of the college which was really interesting. Visit to one of the old schoolrooms and the chapel was the highlight. Our tour guide was an ex-teacher at the school and he was animated and passionate about the place. Would have been nice to see more of the modern day, but nevertheless very interesting and a good way to spend an hour in Eton. The village itself is charming with some lovely eateries.

Visited August 2012
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“Eton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

lovely little town and very easy to get around locatted very close to windsor so you are near but not to close the town, the college students keep themselves busy and are very polite. definatly visit here !!

Visited June 2012
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“For Olympics staying, was okay, nothing special!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

Rooms decent size, all single, beds very uncomfortable! Breakfast was very minimal. Shared showers. Was like a cheap youth hostel at expensive prices! History and sights sort of made up for it!

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