Amerden Caravan Park
February 2020 update, Amerden Caravan Park is closed for 2020 due to widening of the M4 motorway.
Ewelina had mentioned to me a couple of times recently that she had never been to Windsor. With a weekend free in the schedule we decided to put this right and after some research the obvious campsite to use seemed to be Amerden Caravan Park.
On Saturday afternoon we departed, stopping initially at Runnymede where we visited the memorials to Magna Carta (which was signed here in 1215) and JFK. The Riverside car park had no height restriction barrier and was just a few minutes walk to both memorials.
From Runnymede we made our way the short distance to Windsor, parking the Hymer in the Alma Road car park, actually using the coach park which was only £1.00 for an hour. We had just enough time to see Windsor Castle from the outside. We also walked the Long Walk before buying some food from the local Waitrose. It was then time to drive to Amerden Caravan Park just a few miles away.
Amerden Caravan Park – Our thoughts
We arrived at Amerden Caravan Park and reported to the reception. I’d read some other reviews about the site which mentioned both road and aircraft noise. Sure enough there was a real rumble from the M4 motorway. It’s not something that bothered us when we were inside the motorhome but sitting outside it was hard to ignore it. Both Ewelina and I liked the layout of the site, the landscaping works well and it has a very ‘green’ feel. Our pitch was grass but the ground was hard and drainage seems to be good.
The shower / toilet block was among the best we have seen. You get large cubicles with a decent number of hooks and the water is nice and hot. Wifi is available from reception and my 3 mobile broadband also had a good signal. Our pitch which included electric cost us £25.00. This includes 2 adults and 2 children which if you happen to be a family of 4 represents good value. For just the 2 of us it was slightly more expensive than a club site but still a fair price. Had I been on my own however I don’t think I could justify this rate. I should point out that as well as motorhomes and caravans Amerden Caravan Park also accepts tents and they also have a couple of static caravans for weekly rental. Please also note that they only accept cash or cheque.
Amerden Caravan Park – What’s in the area?
As already stated the site is ideal for those wanting to visit Windsor Castle. It’s also well located for anyone wanting to visit Legoland or Thorpe Park. If you want to stretch your legs the River Thames is a short walk from the site. You can head towards Bray where you can see how the other half live (amazing houses). Bray is also home to two of the four UK restaurants which have 3 Michelin stars, namely The Waterside Inn (owned by the famous Roux family) and The Fat Duck (owned by the equally famous Heston Blumenthal). If you would like to know more about Amerden Caravan Park you can visit their website, click here.
Why not look at our YouTube video from our visit to Amerden Caravan Park (see below)