For its size Windsor is probably the most well known small town in England. The main reason is the Castle; the largest inhabited one in the country and the weekend residence of the Queen. However the Castle is not the only attraction – the River Thames runs through the town, there are miles of open countryside in Windsor Great Park (plus deer herds, Polo, Savill and Valley Gardens and the Virginia Water Lake). Eton College (www.etoncollege.com/VisitsToEton.aspx) is just across the river and the Legoland theme park is just outside the town.
The are a number of good sites that cover Windsor and the area around it but the best staring point is the Official Windsor Website. A very useful alternative is Royal-Windsor.com where there are lists of restaurants, the sights and alternative places to stay.
There are a number of good local taxi firms. We will call one if you ask but most places are in walking distance of the B&B.
If you are flying into Heathrow, just simply picking up a London Black Cab can be expensive. They are allowed to charge £35 for going outside the M25 Motorway (and they do, plus whatever is on the meter). Even though this was brought in for journeys from Central London when there would be no chance of a return fare, an eight mile journey from the airport to Windsor can cost you £50 - £55 as a result. If you phone one the local "mini-cab" firms from Windsor they will meet you at an appointed location and charge you £15 - £18 (always ask).
So when you arrive at the airport (as soon as you can) phone 01753 841414 for Windsor Radio Cars or 01753 858888 for 5 Star taxis. Tell them where you are in the arrival process and they will know how long it will take to get outside. As you are working on a fixed price, there is no benefit to wandering around Windsor with their meter running.
Barbara's B & B, Windsor
You can see the Castle from the House (as long as you climb on the roof!)