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Address: Windsor and Eton Riverside Railway Station, Windsor, England

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Old station

Old station has been transformed into a vibrant shopping and dining area. Sympathetically renovated and has maintained many of the existing features and incorporated them into the... read more

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Northwest UK
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Northwest UK
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211 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old station has been transformed into a vibrant shopping and dining area. Sympathetically renovated and has maintained many of the existing features and incorporated them into the new development.

Thank tripsrme
Northampton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to wander around and browse. Some lovely eateries and even a lift to access easily for the less able. No need to worry about stairs. Got a bit confused finding it as it is Windsor and Eton rail station as opposed to Windsor reail station 1/2 mile up the road. Leads onto 'normal' shopping precinct.

Thank Jim B
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal waiting room is an undercover gallery of shops and cafes and is part of the grade 2 listed Windsor/Eton rail station.It still retains some of its original features including the 1897 Jubilee arch and cobbled paths.There is also a replica steam engine called "The Queen " ideal for photo opportunities. A stones throw from Windsor Castle and High... More 

Thank samsouthwell
Crawley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

It is excellent how they have developed this old station location. Good choice of shops and eateries in a quirky fun location which is kept spotlessly clean.

Thank JPA01
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2,126 reviews
973 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 917 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

This is a beautiful building that used to house the station where royalty would travel to. The trains stop just outside now and the buildings have been converted sympathetically to shops and restaurants. There is a tourist information office but I don't think it is an official one so they will probably try and sell you tickets to attractions rather... More 

Thank sheepygold
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227 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The Royal Waiting Room (in the old main station) is a real treat to break away from the 'hustle and bustle' of Windsor - it is somewhat quieter and is perfect for short strolls away from the high street

Thank Dunks961
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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426 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

After a walk down to the river and across to Eton college we made our way back to central Windsor and took a detour down through the shopping centre and into the old station area. The area has been modernised and there are numerous eateries to choose from together with replica of the Queens Train for a photo opportunity. With... More 

Thank Ray P
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

stopped by to have a strole trough.this lovely little railway station had tea and scones in the tea shop and a look around very clean and kept place

Thank lallaway
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70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat and drink. Plenty of restaurants and cafes. Great atmosphere and vibe. The best thing is that it is undercover so the weather won't spoil your visit.

Thank Pipecleanerman
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We went for a walk around and found it to be delightful some what expensive but a good place to shop for something not found else where

Thank Sarahellen M

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