Royal Berkshire – Windsor Castle, polo, world-class racing – the jewel in the crown for commuters looking to move west from London while remaining within easy reach. With a strong network of transport links, it offers unbeatable options for a quintessentially English family lifestyle. Click the pictures to read more in each section.
By Emma Swanson
Where to Live
With Heathrow just twenty minutes away and the arterial routes of the M25, M4 and M3 on each side, the area is a surprisingly quiet, exclusive enclave.
£500,000+ for a terraced 3 bedroom townhouse in Windsor, £1 for a 4 bedroom detached village house and over 10m for a 5 bedroom family home in Virginia Water.
Schools: Primary & Prep
The area has an excellent range of independent and state school options, offering diverse approaches to education.
Schools: Independent Secondary
The area is home to leading independent schools including Eton, Heathfield, St Mary's Ascot, St George's Ascot and Wellington College.
Leisure and Food
Top-class golf courses, Windsor Great Park, Swinley Forest and lots of excellent local restaurants to enjoy.