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About Eton

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Eton is a historic town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, but within the historic boundaries of Buckinghamshire, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. The parish also includes the large village of Eton Wick, two miles west of the town, and has a combined population of 4,980, reducing to 4,692 at the 2011 Census. Since 1998 it has been part of the unitary authority of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The parish of Eton can be traced back to the Domesday book where we find Walter, the son of Other, owning the manor of Eton, comprising twelve hides, of which eight carucates (A carucate was the land that a plough team of eight oxen could work in a year) were arable land. The manor previously belonged to Queen Eddid, the wife of Edward the Confessor.

The town is best known as the location of Eton College, a famous public school.



Eton Travel Links

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Bus -
Eton is served by two bus companies. First Berkshire & The Thames Valley operates daily buses on the Heathrow Terminal 5) – Datchet – Slough – Eton – Eton Wick route (bus 60/61). Redline Buses operates the Slough – Eton – Eton Wick – Dorney – Maidenhead route on Tuesdays and Fridays (bus 63/68).

Rail -
Windsor is served by two terminal stations. Eighty metres southeast of the town's historic pedestrian and cycle bridge is Windsor & Eton Riverside that is served by South Western Railway services to London Waterloo. Windsor & Eton Central is 200 metres to the southwest and served by Great Western Railway services to London Paddington.

Journey times for the Riverside service are 56-78 minutes while the Central service takes 41-56 minutes with a change of train at Slough.



Taxi Firms in Eton

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With so much to do within Eton and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Eton is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Five Star Cars, Royal Windsor Taxis and Castle Executive Cars.



Hotels and Guest Houses in Eton

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Crown & Cushion Inn, Eton -
Dating to the 1600s, this historic pub with rooms is a 4-minute walk from Windsor and Eton Riverside train station and an 8-minute walk from Windsor Castle. A 17th-century pub offering a garden patio, plus contemporary quarters with free breakfast.

The Christopher Hotel, Eton -
Housed in an 18th-century, former coaching inn on Eton High Street, this relaxed hotel is a 3-minute walk from Eton College and 9 minutes' walk from Windsor Castle. Modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a bar and grill restaurant.

The George Inn -
This quaint pub with rooms in a Georgian building dating from 1750 is next to a footbridge across the River Thames. It's 3 minutes on foot from Windsor and Eton Riverside train station, and 11 minutes' walk from Windsor Castle. Traditional 18th-century pub with relaxed rooms, castle views & a terrace, plus free hot breakfast.



Places to Get Married in Eton

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Grovefield House Hotel -
Tucked away in over seven acres of private and secluded grounds close to Burnham Beeches, yet within easy driving distance of Royal Windsor and Legoland, Slough, the M4 and M40 motorways and Central London, The Grovefield House Hotel is perfectly located for a peaceful stay, home counties or Windsor wedding or business event.

Your wedding at Grovefield House -
a private and intimate setting, combined with the hotel's beautiful gardens and terrace, make Grovefield the perfect Windsor wedding hotel and backdrop for your special day. Grovefield is the perfectly venue for anyone looking for a home counties wedding, a Windsor wedding, or a wedding celebration within easy reach of the M25.

The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel -
It's the most special day of your life and every moment will feel even more romantic at our stunning venue on the banks of the River Thames. The views are stunning, the food, wine and facilities are all fabulous... it's a wonderful place to start your life together and the hotel staff make sure every detail is absolutely perfect.

You'll sweep up the driveway and walk up your red carpet... or arrive by boat! All your surroundings inside will look gorgeous and contemporary... and outside beside the sparkling river is just picture perfect for photos and bubbles. Thanks to the superb service, you can trust that your time here will go swimmingly well.

Stoke Park -
Located near Slough, just 30 minutes away from London and nestled within a 26-acre estate of stunning parkland, lies Stoke Place country house. With 39 unique and beautifully decorated bedrooms as well as extensive wedding and event facilities, it is the perfect destination for weddings, conferences, business trips and even romantic weekend breaks.

Your engagement is one of the most exciting times of your life and here at Stoke Park they want to share that excitement with you. Stoke Park's experienced Wedding Co-ordinator is here to help you plan every aspect of your special day down to the very last detail. They pride themselves on their extremely high standards of service here and their aim is to create the most memorable day of your life.

  • Dining facilities that can cater for up to 146 guests with food prepared by one of the country's finest chefs, Chris Wheeler
  • 11 Spa treatment rooms in an award-winning spa for pre- and post-wedding pampering
  • 49 luxurious 5 AA Red Star bedrooms, including the Pennsylvania Suite, voted Most Romantic Hotel Room in the UK by The Sunday Times, with reduced accommodation rates especially for your wedding
  • 8 stunning rooms and the Fountain Terrace in which to hold a civil marriage ceremony, each with its own character and beauty
  • Dedicated wedding planner to guide you through all your requirements, from hairstyle to entertainment style.


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Event Planning in Eton

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Complete your event in Eton with DarkStar Discos, the Eton marquee hire experts who offer the following services which can reduce your event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the ones taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For a stress-free, expert event-planning experience, contact DarkStar Discos, the Eton marquee hire experts.



Top Restaurants in Eton

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Gilbey’s Eton -
Located on the High Street of Eton, close to the River Thames and between the historic buildings of Eton College and Windsor Castle. Gilbey's is the perfect place to meet for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or simply a drink at the Bar. This year they have also opened a stunning top floor Studio Suite for guest accommodation with rooftop views to Windsor Castle. Gilbey’s is open from 12 noon for lunch and 6.00 pm for dinner every day.

Flaming Cow -
You've not had real burgers until you've had a Flaming Cow experience. Lush. Awesome. Simply epic burgers - come & taste the passion they put into everything they do. Burgers. Ribs. Hotdogs. Fries. Sides. Hard shakes. Speciality beers. Kids menu, take-aways, vegetarian & gluten free options. Friendly service and funky venues in Eton (Windsor) and London (Ealing).

The Boatman -
The Boatman is Windsor’s only pub on the river and is nestled below Windsor Castle beside the River Thames and overlooking Eton Bridge. It is just a short stroll from the Queen Victoria Statue and the Changing of the Guards at Windsor Castle and is not far from the footpaths and walks around Eton. With a variety of inside and outside space including a riverside terrace, an all-weather conservatory, relaxed bar area and charming restaurant, the pub is perfect for a casual drink as well as being a great party venue. The menu is freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and includes British favourites as well as seasonal twists.



Top Things to do in Eton

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National Trust, Runnymede -
From riverside walks to glorious meadows, memorials to secluded spots, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Runnymede and Ankerwycke. Over 800 years after Magna Carta was sealed, here are a few points of interest:

  • The Jurors is an artwork created by Hew Locke to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, commissioned jointly with Surrey County Council. The twelve intricately worked bronze chairs incorporate imagery representing key moments in the struggle for freedom, rule of law and equal rights. The Jurors is free and open to all every day
  • Runnymede is famous as the site of the sealing of Magna Carta, but today it's home to a number of memorials to the struggle for liberty. As well as the monument to Magna Carta, you can visit memorials to JFK and the Allied Air Forces of the Second World War.
  • Across the river at Ankerwycke explore timeless and secluded woods and fields, home to varied wildlife, the ruins of a 12th century priory and a 2,500 year-old yew tree.

Duck Tour, Eton and Windsor - River & Road in One Tour? Yes, that's exactly what they do with lots in between - an amphibious sightseeing adventure!

The one-hour tour begins by road in the heart of Windsor, viewing many of Windsor's most famous sights.   Then venture down to the slipway, where you will splashdown into the River Thames! With breath-taking views of the castle by River and many more famous sights to see this is a fantastic section of the tour.

On all of the exciting amphibious tours a live guide is at hand to entertain and educate you about Windsor's sights with lots of added humour. This really is a tour for young and old alike, come and enjoy it with Duck Tours!

French Brothers Boats, Eton - Based on the Thames at Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead, French Brothers luxury passenger boat operators offer a variety of boats and services. Now one of the largest passenger boat companies in the country, French Brothers have become firmly established as market leaders in the creation and management of riverboat events.

From short cruises along the Thames to extravagant corporate affairs and wedding receptions, French Brothers really are the boat operator of choice. Established in 1978 and continuing today as a family run business, French Brothers pride themselves on their professionalism and dedication to the customer, never losing sight of even the smallest detail.



Eton Today

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The town of Eton is in the county of Berkshire, and on the north bank of the River Thames across from Windsor, west of London in south-west England. While Windsor (and Windsor castle) attract very great numbers of visitors, a stroll across the river to visit Eton is also recommended: the high Street in Eton features some interesting historical buildings and shops, and there are views back across the river to the castle.

Eton is of course best known for its internationally famous public school (i.e. fee paying), Eton College - which itself is usually referred to simply as Eton...Eton College dates from 1440 and for several centuries has been the school of choice 'for the great and the good' of English society, and a great number of politicians and captains of industry in Britain were educated at Eton.

The fine historical buildings of Eton College itself are also a pleasure to see - the main buildings that can be seen by visitors are the College School Yard, the College Chapel and the Museum of Eton Life - all visits are by Guided Tour (charge payable) - see visit Eton College for details of times and costs.



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