Windsor (New South Wales)
Windsor is a township in New South Wales on the north-western outskirts of Sydney (60 km), located on the Hawkesbury River. Founded in 1811 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, the town Windsor retains a great deal of its colonial heritage.
The Windsor area represents the third-oldest area of European settlement in New South Wales (after Sydney and Parramatta). Originally known as "Green Hills", settlers first arrived here in 1791. The town itself was inaugurated in a drive by Governor Macquarie to build cities worthy of the thriving new colony - it was named after Windsor in England, site of a royal castle.
The expansion of Sydney means that an almost continuous urban spread now exists between the capital and Windsor - as a result, the town is mostly thought of today as an outlying suburb of Sydney.
The Richmond line of Cityrail services from central Sydney services Windsor regularly.
The Fitz, the least seedy pub in the area. (which is not saying much)