04:30AM, Sunday 23 March 2014
The Sunday Times has labelled it one of the 101 best places in Britain to live. But what makes Windsor such a great town, and what do people love most about it?
Express reporter HANNAH CROUCH spoke to shoppers in Peascod Street to find out what they thought.
Civil servant Robin Campell, 55, from Windsor, believes it is the proximately to the airport and the green open spaces that makes it such a great place to live.
He added: "Shopping wise it's got everything I need and it's cheaper than going into London - you can live and survive easily.
"The coffee shops in town are my favourite places to visit."
Shopper Thea Weavers, 55, thinks it is the friendly atmosphere of the town that makes it so popular.
The theatre nurse, who lives in Windsor, said: "It's a very friendly area and there is a great variety of shops.
"However my favourite place is actually the Windsor Great Park and Valley Gardens."
Its location is what makes Windsor so special, according to Jeff Phinnenore.
The 73-year-old, who is retired and lives in the town, said: "The great thing is that there are so many great places you can get to from it, and it's got some very good shops where you can spend all your money - it's a lovely place to be.
"My favourite part is the Windsor Great Park."
Administrator Caroline Brench lives in Burnham, but visits Windsor most weekends.
The 55-year-old said: "It's a nice area with lots of facilities and good shops.
"I love watching the changing of the guard and sitting having a coffee, that's what we do most weekends."
Royal family fan Linda Abbott used to live in the area but now lives in Wirral.
The 48-year-old chef said: "I never get bored of coming back to Windsor, I love the Royal connection the town has – it definitely has the wow factor for me.
"When I was young, my mum used to bring me to watch the band play in the town centre which is something I always do whenever I visit."
IT consultant Brian Mattey from Egham prefers visiting Windsor over surrounding areas.
The 53-year-old said: "I like all the shopping, it's a lot nicer than other areas to browse around.
"Having the backdrop of Windsor Castle is also nice and the park, which I walk around quite a lot.
"Shopping is one of my favourite things about Windsor, I really like the shopping area."
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