Millions of viewers around the world will see Windsor in all its glory as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on 19 May. The town is expected to welcome more than 100,000 visitors on the big day, and will provide the perfect backdrop as the newlyweds take a carriage procession and greet the crowds following their wedding ceremony.
While Windsor has been subject to increased attention over the past few months in the lead-up to the royal wedding, it has long been a popular place to live thanks to its rich history, great amenities and prime location within an easy commute of London, Reading and Slough. There is lots to offer people of all ages, with beautiful parks, great shopping and a number of good schools, and its appeal is not lost on the Queen, who spends much of her time at Windsor Castle, in the heart of the town.
If the royal wedding has opened your eyes to Windsor and left you considering a move, we've pulled together a pick of the best houses currently available, both to rent and to buy, thanks to some help from Hamptons International. Have a look at what's on offer and contact their Windsor Sales office (01753 415 265) for more details...
Located at St. Leonards Hill, Windsor, this stunning detached period property is currently available to rent for £4,995 per month. The inside of this house has recently undergone extensive renovation work, keeping some of the original period features and combining them with modern kitchen and bathrooms. The four-bedroom home is ideally located on the fringes of Windsor town centre, and close to the train stations.
Offers in excess of £1.8million are being accepted for this three-bedroom Georgian townhouse, which is Grade II-listed and has a garden, private parking and views of Trinity Church. All of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms and period fireplaces, while the master bedroom comes complete with its own dressing room.
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This beautiful terraced house combines historic Victorian details with contemporary touches, with a private garden and off-street parking, all within walking distance of Windsor town centre, which will be playing host to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on 19 May. It could be yours for £4,000 per month.
This two-bedroom period house has an incredible location on the Long Walk, where Prince Harry and Meghan will pass as part of their wedding procession. The owners will be able to enjoy beautiful views and easy access to all of Windsor's attractions, as well as a private garden and terrace with a detached studio. It's currently available with a guide price of £725,000.
Split over four floors with a garden and studio annexe, this stunning Victorian villa is located on one of Windsor's most prestigious roads. The spacious house has a blend of contemporary and period features, and is currently available to rent for £5,500 per month.
This would be a great spot to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's procession thanks to its prime location on the Long Walk. The Georgian townhouse has four bedrooms and was recently renovated to include a two-storey glazed extension. The guide price is £1.5million, to be expected from a property on such a prestigious road.
In an enviable and highly sought after location, with views overlooking the River Thames and historic "Brocas", this three-bedroom period cottage is too good to miss. The spacious property has been recently refurbished and has a lovely private patio area, along with a prime position close to both Eton High Street and Windsor town centre. Available for £2,200 per month.
Snap up a penthouse apartment with its own private lift for a guide price of £950,000. The Residence is a conversion of the Princess Christian Private Hospital with luxury apartments in a fantastic location opposite Clarence Gardens in central Windsor. The penthouse benefits from a secluded roof terrace with stunning views of Windsor Castle – and ideal place to watch the royal wedding away from the crowds.