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Windsor (New South Wales)

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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.

Understand

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.

Get in

By train

The Richmond line of Cityrail services from central Sydney services Windsor regularly.

See

  • Hawkesbury Museum and Tourist Centre, 7 Thompson Square
  • St Matthew's Church - completed in 1816 and designed by the convict architect Francis Greenway
  • Macquarie Arms Hotel, George Street - built in 1815
  • Windsor Court House, Macquarie Street - completed in 1822
  • John Tebbut Observatory

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