The Brocas & River Thames in Eton - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing The Brocas, a field by the Thames in Eton. Image taken in early April 2011.
The Brocas & River Thames in Eton - FURTHER INFORMATION
The Brocas & River Thames in Eton - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Brocas & River Thames in Eton' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
The Brocas are a riverside meadow along the River Thames in Eton. The Brocas are very popular on sunny days, with great views over the river of Windsor and Windsor Castle. The fields are named after the Brocas family and Sir Bernard Brocas, Master of the Horse to King Edward III, and good friend of the Black Prince in the 13th century. Sir Bernard Brocas died in 1395 and is buried in St. Edmund's Chapel in Westminster Abbey in London.
People often flock here for picnics and rest, and pleasure boats can often be found moored along the banks, as seen in the satellite view of this Google map of Eton and Windsor. Eton village is at the eastern end of The Brocas, where Windsor Town Bridge crosses the river to link Eton with Windsor and public transport links.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Eton High Street (60, 61, 63, 68), Windsor Town Centre, Castle Hill (5, 6, 6A, 71 (to Slough), 77 (to Heathrow Airport), 582, M4)
Flight: Heathrow Airport, 12 miles east of Windsor.
Road: Windsor is close to junction 6 of the M4, about 30 miles west of central London and 8 miles from the M25.
Train: Windsor & Eton Central Rail Station, Windsor & Eton Riverside Rail Station.