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by hawkhead Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 8:59 AM

To visit Windsor Castle, which is the better train station?

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    by RonManager Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    I'd recommend the Riverside station; station is only a couple of minutes' walk from the Castle, but the other is almost as close!

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    Re: Train Station

    by goodfish Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    Agree with Paul - we used Riverside as well.

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    by leics Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    I used the other one. It's also only 5 minutes' walk (and not uphill!) and has got a rather good steam engine on display inside (as well as lots of upmarket shops/cafes). :-)

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    by hawkhead Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Right-o, thank you. I just wondered if there was a real negative with one but apparently not. I gather one has to change trains in Slough?

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    by leics Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    I did, yes.

    I can empathise with Betjeman to some extent, but can think of worse places. :-)

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    Re: Train Station

    by leics Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Good range of charity shops in Windsor, btw.

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    Re: Train Station

    by hawkhead Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    You think I am needy!?! Love the places, good for picture frames and plant pot ocvers, amongst other things!!

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    Re: Train Station

    by leics Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    No..I suspected you, like me, would love ferreting! A very good standard in Windsor and surrounding areas, I've found (not Reading though). :-)

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    Re: Train Station

    by hawkhead Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Ah, high class cast-offs - I like!!

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    Re: Train Station

    by goodfish Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    We didn't have to change trains - took one all the way in to Waterloo.

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    Re: Train Station

    by Britannia2 Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Southwest Trains direct from Waterloo is best because you do not have to change in Slough. You also don't have to travel through the dreary west London suburbs.

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    Re: Train Station

    by hawkhead Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Thank you.

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    Re: Train Station

    by cubsur Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 12:59 AM

    The answer would possibly depend on where you are starting from!

    Riverside is easier from certain parts, Central from others.

    Consult London rail map

    nationalrail.co.uk/passenger...

    Changing at Slough is not an issue, the frequent trains connect with each other properly.

    (Leaving from Waterloo you do have a few miles of dreary south-west London suburbs but the view does get better from Barnes onwards!)

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    Re: Train Station

    by hawkhead Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 3:29 AM

    Not too concerned about the scenery! Waterloo or Paddington is equally convenient for me. I really just wanted to make sure that when I arrived at Windsor that I didn't find myself with a long walk to the castle. It's likely to be January, so I don't fancy a long walk in driving rain and strong wind!!

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    Re: Train Station

    by evaanna Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 4:17 AM

    When you arrive in Windsor don't let yourself be distracted by the posh shops at the station there. I nearly missed the changing of the guard because of that. You can browse through the shops on your way back if you like.

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    Re: Train Station

    by Sjalen Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    Depending on the January sleet or not, Riverside is as someone already said uphill (downhill one way of course) whereas the Central is not. That's the only inconvenience if it doesn't matter where in London you start. Changing in Slough is indeed not a problem since trains match.

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    Re: Train Station

    by hawkhead Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 6:26 AM

    thank you. Not likely to be distracted by posh shops!

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    Re: Train Station

    by evaanna Online Now Aug 17, 2010 at 4:12 AM

    No, but I suggest you read the tip on the Changing of the Guard on my Windsor page as you might miss it getting the tickets for the castle.:)

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    Re: Train Station

    by hawkhead Online Now Aug 17, 2010 at 4:20 AM

    Thank you, evaana. It's not a huge thing if we do miss it, as we've seen lots of Changings of Guards.....

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    Re: Train Station

    by evaanna Online Now Aug 17, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Wish I had, esp. in Britain.

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