The Walton Cottage Hotel is at the heart of one of the most attractive tourism regions of Europe, offering sights ranging from the grandeur of Windsor Castle to the picturesque streets of riverside towns.
Historic monuments and annual events like Royal Ascot and Henley Royal Regatta bring the whole world to our doorstep, but our greatest treasure is the intricate tapestry of woods, fields, gardens, cottages and mansions, bridges and boathouses, docksides and locks along one of the world’s loveliest stretches of river.
Recreational activities include boating, golf, riding, cycling and the simple joy of rambling through the countryside.
The hotel is also well positioned for day trips to London – we are a ten minute walk from the Maidenhead train station where express trains take you to the centre of London in just thirty minutes!
The largest inhabited castle in the world is a favoured residence of the Queen yet much of the castle complex and its vast parkland is open to exploration by the public.
Just across the river from Windsor are the beautiful buildings and pleasant streets of the small town of Eton. The famous school, Eton College, is as much a part of our national heritage as a setting for a privileged education and visitors are often welcome to enjoy visits of the college and grounds.
This historic stately home overlooking the River Thames was once the palatial home of the Astor family. Now owned by the National Trust, it serves as a luxury hotel, but its spectacular grounds and gardens are open to visitors.
Cardinal Wolsley, Henry VIII and William and Mary all played a role in building this vast royal palace. As famous for its gardens and ancient maze as its impressive architecture, a visit to Hampton Court makes for a splendid day trip from Maidenhead.
Henley Regatta: Normally held in early July.
Royal Ascot: Mid June and many other Meetings throughout the year.
Racing at Royal Windsor Race course most Monday evenings from late April to the end of August.
Less than four miles from the Walton Cottage Hotel is the magnificent Eton College Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake. This world class facility will be the venue for rowing and flat water kayak events at the 2012 Olympic Games.