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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
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Jan 2023
Eton has educated generations of aristocrats. Although it is difficult to measure such things, Eton is probably the most prestigious school in England, producing Prime Ministers, Nobel Laureates and BAFTA winners. It is possible to enter the historic Tudor-era school when it is open to the public, it's well worth the trip. I saw Eton when I was in Windsor, it's easy to spot.
Written 20 March 2023
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Mike T
Windsor, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
I am a Windsor local and my son was one of those well informed tour guides for the last 4 years, so we happen to know that it won't be open for public tours in 2014, because of major renovation works. Organised groups may still be happening, but you won't just be able to turn up, pay and go on a tour next year. Thought folks might like to know this if planning a trip to Windsor and Eton next summer. Still come and visit our lovely town though :-)
Written 11 December 2013
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Mike T
Windsor, UK55 contributions
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Aug 2012 • Couples
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.
Written 2 September 2012
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setsail
Australia53 contributions
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A tour of Eton College is a great way to spend an afternoon. It's an easy walk from Windsor station, and you can combine it with a visit to Windsor Castle. You get to see a slice of British life that is reserved for a privileged few, and the tour guide we had was a delight. She was the mother of two former pupils, and made us feel very welcome. This is not a tour if you've only got a day or two in London and you have limited time, but for someone returning to London who wants to get beyound the usual tourist haunts this is ideal.
Even the walk from Windsor station is glorious.You walk across the Thames and the view is very pretty.
Written 24 June 2007
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colin r
Chester, UK40 contributions
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Aug 2013 • Couples
I really don't like giving poor reviews but thought I totally wasted my time here.
My wife and I had a day planned a day in Eton and Windsor.
Reviews of the college looked great and we viewed the web site....open all day, tours at particular times.
We walked up Eton high street and when arriving at the college a sign directed you - visitors this way. We should have twigged as other people walked passed us, returning from the fruitless walk, which went to rear of the building and a hut that was shut. On the hut window a sign, please visit Visitor Centre and gift shop. It did not say where? We returned, along with 4 or 5 other couples / families doing the same. Over the road is the Visitor Centre, which was closed. So onto the front of the college. We chatted with a porter / security guard. Very pleasant, but told to go back to the Visitor Centre....which was closed. Other small groups of people were all doing he same rounds....all confused.
This was 12.30 on a busy Saturday afternoon.
So we and everyone else gave up and headed back into town.
I can't review the college, which I'm sure may be a great tour, if you can get in.

Why the poor review....there was no information. Nobody to ask. Poor and misleading signage. If I was the only idiot searching around to get in then fair enough, but there were numerous other families and couples doing exactly the same. Is this the best ETON College can do?

If intending to go, please plan your journey first.
Written 10 August 2013
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Lakes16
Monroeville, OH16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
A lovely way to visit Eton is to simply enjoy a walk around the village and pop into the small shops and pubs. Peek in shop windows, uncover lovely little gardens tucked in obscure alley ways, take in the atmosphere of village life in the English countryside. Window boxes filled with colorful flowers enhance the picturesque shop windows that are so suggestive of small village life, cobbled streets and narrow sidewalks. It is all here. Enjoy window shopping at the shop of Thomas Brown, the "haberdasher" to Eton College students for hundreds of years. Book shops, antique shops, flower shops, etc. Look for the "Burning Bush" which is an Eton landmark. Yes, there are some touristy shops, but the real attraction is the lovely village. Eton is just a short walk from Windsor, simply cross the Thames River bridge and you are there.
Written 16 November 2014
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Kevin R
Dorchester, UK57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Not for everybody an education like this, it is interesting to see how little has changed when it comes to equality in education! Did you know that when it was founded it was for the poor and not the rich!
Written 21 June 2018
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holiday032
United Kingdom3,426 contributions
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Dec 2011
we had a walk around the grounds as the college was closed for christmas holidays but i would have loved to have had a guided tour. the place is so full of character and history i would love to know more about it. what it must be like to have been educated there!!!! eton town is lovely too with lovely little quaint shops and pubs. a lovely place with a nice river.
Written 6 January 2012
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TheWilds42
London, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2011 • Friends
If you are visiting London and have half a day to spare do not miss Windsor and Eton. Fifty minutes after leaving London you can be visiting Windsor Castle and then walk across the river to the charming enclave of Eton. There is a happy mix of things to do for the whole family - historic buildings, Windsor Castle to explore, unusual local boutiques, a trip along the Thames and wonderful restaurants overlooking the river. You will be spolit for choice and enjoy this enchanting area .
Written 29 July 2011
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RoadtripMommy
California163 contributions
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June 2019 • Family
I had wanted to visit Eton college and they offer tours on Fridays. I booked months in advance knowing we will be in Windsor. It was great to visit and see the architecture from the 15th century. I learned a lot about the school and Old Etonians. Worth a visit if you are able to plan ahead as they tours are limited in size.
Written 22 June 2019
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