Windsor Castle Afternoon Visit

this is how to spend an afternoon in the beautiful towns of Windsor and Eaton 23 miles west of central London are the twin towns of Windsor and eaten with a combined population of only 60,000 these market towns are quaint beautiful and a must on anyone sightseeing lists of Britain all it takes is a quick cheap train ride from the centre of London and you can find yourself admiring the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world envision yourself studying at Britain’s most prestigious school and imagine being a royal while strolling through stunning heritage architecture and cobbled lanes next month’s the highly anticipated royal wedding will be taking place at st. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle so is excited to explore the town before the whole world watches Megan walk up the aisle it is Monday lunchtime and mum and I are going on a afternoon trip today it’s not really a day trip if we’re leaving at lunchtime but an afternoon trip we’re going to Windsor where Windsor Castle is I have been to Windsor before to go to the Legoland that’s there when I was a little girl so I got my first driver’s license but I’ve never actually been to the castle the castle is big news this year because it’s Megan and Harry always forgot his name commitment megamum how are you getting married in May and so what’s going have a look at you make sure it’s okay for them mom and I just got to the train station it’s about 40-minute train ride from this part of London we take the overground train the Ewan Windsor all forty minute journey cost 11 pounds 30 returned and took us through some charming British countryside if you’re staying in central London trains run from London Waterloo twice an hour and take about an hour made it into Windsor and we just gotten to Windsor Castle and if you don’t know what winds Castle is you’ve never heard of it this is the weekend home of the Queen of England and as I mentioned earlier it’s where Megan and Harry again getting married it is said to be the longest occupied royal residence in all of Europe it’s 900 years old and has been behind since then William the conquerer originally chose the site due to its position high above the River Thames and conveniently next to a saxon hunting ground he began work on the castle in the 11th century 39 of england’s monic have resided here or spent no weekends here and this is actually where the royal family lived during World War Two the castle is right in the middle of the town and dominates the landscape we grabbed a free audio tour to guide us through the entrance grounds and then into the castle itself while gods and baskin hats and purple coats patrol the area lending an official feel from the moment you walk in the state departments are as grand as you would expect from such a place and their 17th century furnishing and layers of more recent history tell the story of the monarchs that have called this castle home when inside be prepared to see an intricate dolls house on a scale you’ve never seen before so you can’t take any photos of video inside any of the buildings but right behind me yeah is st. George’s Chapel which is where the wedding will be taking place on May the 19th we just walked around inside and is absolutely beautiful another place you’ll have to come to England to see for yourself or Google it online I’m sure there’s some good photos but this is where the big day will happen built in the 15th and 16th centuries the beauty of st. George’s Gothic architecture injurers indoors the stunning fan vaulted ceiling and tombs of monix will keep you busy exploring and admiring so we’re walking around the center of Windsor and is actually a lot of shopping here I’m really surprised by how much I think it’s all it like the usual British doors we’re not really going to go into any because that’s not what we’re here for I guess if your’e came here and it was raining there’s lots of shops to go into but it’s blue skies and so we’re going to head towards the river and go to the River Thames I’m walked down by there and then get some food for this hereas Windsor royal shopping and it’s a grade 2 listed Victorian railway station that has now been turned into a bit of a shopping mall mother and I have decided that Windsor is a rather rather nice super place I could hang out here I could become the Queen the Queen Mother oh yes the Queen Mother and you might even be their queen so I’ll be the queen well I’d have to be dead wouldn’t I hmm yes the Queen Mother always Queen no that’s true the Queen mother was the queen and I when the Queen was alive that’s what I thought that’s that’s true Wow one’s got rather confused yeah well you need to brush up on your royal history salutes late unlike me and royal scholar oh darling let’s go down towards the river champions we’re going to have a little saunter is that what they were safe sorta yes I suppose they say what’s more royal way of saying yes the desert once once was a more royal way of saying walk glide a glide we’re going to glide with the Royal someone which are just right behind them here are the Royal swans   they were walking across to Eton most famous boys school in English Lit school public all the royalty their kids have gone there in the upper crust sandy you know well-to-do well-to-do it’s rather posh like crossing over the bridge like this but here is the bridge some very nice-looking houses and restaurants on either side while Windsor town centre is full of expensive boutiques grand cafes and buzzing restaurants Eaton is far quieter it’s one Street Center brimming with antique shops and art galleries Street is incredibly charming though and full of architectural gems such this old chemist that was established in 1826 by appointment to Her Majesty lot has happened in Windsor between the castle and the surrounding areas and the college but at this particular point something really really important happened on this site September 5th 1782 nothing happens we then walked further down the street to Eton College founded in 1440 by King Henry the six Eton College is a distinguished boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18 between the splendid tudor style buildings and the sight of schoolboys dressed in formal tailcoats the school seems like something dreamed up in a movie this is the library of Eton over here and directly opposite is this Canon so mums decided that if you don’t study hard enough in that library over there and you attend Eaton this Canon might be fired at you we’ve come into a pub called the Duchess of Cambridge which is obviously named after the Duchess of Cambridge she was king   we ordered some very typical food very excited to eat we’ve walked around a lot today in at the beautiful little town of I’m just completed our than a and what he says Windsor in the beautiful little town of Windsor I’d start off with we’re having sloe gin and tonics and actually the first time I ever had slow Gin was a couple of years ago in Manchester when I did the Manchester gentle I think that was before I was blogging I thought the Festiva has slowed gin and I think it might be more of an English thing than anywhere else but it’s delicious something a little bit different so here we have the lamb shank with a selection of vegetables and a red wine sauce I think it was and then a gammon steak which is a very very typical British pub food with chips on a fried egg and it always comes with pineapple looks good we’re gonna share the two of them so after that delicious meal and seriously that lamb shank was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had in England it was amazing I’m so happy the moment I shared it we went and hopped back on the train and headed back into central London now to be honest I did fall asleep for the entire train ride clearly not the best travel companion so it was up to my mom to make sure that we got off at the right stop which we managed to good job mum with us how I spent an afternoon in Windsor and eaten you ever been to Windsor Eton or do you have any recommendations for other day trips from London make sure to leave them in the comments

Published by Sasha Kuznetsov

Traveling is my life. Visiting new places is my hobby. Meet new faces is my dream

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