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Windsor

Like its most famous resident, Windsor has a well-known public face but a complex personality. The town is dominated, in every sense, by its world-famous castle, which lords it over the high street and remains home to the Queen more often than not. Just down the road lies Eton College, alma mater to 19 Prime Ministers (including David Cameron), while five minutes’ drive away is Legoland, a battle-cry for children all over the South East.

The result? Seven million visitors (plus the odd French president) every year, all jostling with the well-heeled denizens of this prime slice of commuter belt. Factor in the dreamy stretches of Thames Valley and deer-grazed parkland that surround the town, and you have a fair microcosm of modern Britain: a roguish mix of pageantry and shopping, rural grandeur and toe-curling tourist schmaltz. Now that’s surely worth a weekend of anyone’s life.

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Windsor

Home to the winding Thames, a millennium of British history, plus a certain castle...
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