If your trip to Windsor is all organized but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.Windsor Castle deserves way more than just a quick drive-by. Step out of your car and take your time getting to know this iconic sight during your visit to Windsor.Eton College and Frogmore House are some notable attractions that all serious sightseers should make time to explore. Organize your route and spend an hour or so soaking up each one.Plan a stop at Windsor Royal Shopping Centre. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on most visitors’ to-do lists. If you still have some room on your travel itinerary, Dorney Lake and Windsor Great Park will keep you occupied as well.
Top up the gas tank, because there are some great reasons to get out and go exploring beyond Windsor. They include Gunwharf Quays in Southsea Beach — a well-known road-trip destination just 55 miles away. Afterwards, point your rental car in the direction of Spinnaker Tower.
Rental cars are a terrific option for professionals who frequently travel. If your visit to Windsor is largely for business purposes, you should know where all the business and convention centers are located. These are some of the top ones:
The Lightbox (11 miles away).
Granborough Village Hall (14 miles away).
Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre (16 miles away).
With your own rental vehicle, Windsor is all yours to discover. People visit this appealing city for varying reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the perfect car for each of them. The main priority for families is space. Depending on the size of the family, that could mean anything from a full-size vehicle to a 12-passenger van. Those on a budget appreciate the fuel-efficiency of our smaller rentals, such as a mini or an economy. If you’re hoping to create an impression in Windsor, you could even check out our special category for a vehicle that will make any car buff giddy with excitement.
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting your dream ride is far more achievable than you might think! Imagine cruising around town in a classy convertible, even if it’s only for a few days. Or maybe all you’re looking for is a trusty set of wheels to get you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in Windsor.
The left side of the road is where you’ll be motoring along in Windsor. Take note that the controls of your rental car here, like the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
Most of the time, finding a place to park in Windsor is a piece of cake. If you’re planning to venture to one of the more popular sights in town, it’s a smart idea to check out parking options before you go.
As with most cities, roads get busy in the hours before and after work. However, with a population of approximately 33,300, traffic congestion isn’t a huge issue in Windsor.
Speed limits vary throughout Windsor, but typically range from 30mph to 70mph. Most residential areas have a top speed of 30mph unless marked otherwise.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common approach. Otherwise, it may pass on your contact information to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent to you directly.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving a car in Windsor, and you may also receive a fine for just holding your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you stay focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Windsor is 0.08%. If you’re planning on partying, leave your wheels behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
It’s a big no-no to turn on a red light in Windsor. When you encounter one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light switches back to green.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Berkshire.