After a couple nice days in York, we traveled south to Windsor for only one reason and that was to see the Queen’s weekend residence, Windsor Castle. It was a bright, sunny, and hot day.
Of all the cities we’ve been to, Windsor was by far the most touristy. There were just a lot of people about. And of course, there was a queue to get into Windsor, and it was not cheap…
Windsor Castle is an imposing structure especially when it is dead smack in the center of town. Across from the castle are businesses that include hotels, food shops, and souvenir shops. It was kind of odd to see the solid stone walls of a royal fortress and castle in such a condensed city setting.
Only certain areas of Windsor Castle were open for public viewing. The State Apartments, Saint George Chapel, and one other thing which I can’t remember but it had to do with a dollhouse. There was a line to see the dollhouse.
The rooms were very impressive and stately as expected.
Unlike the other castles and royal residences that we visited, this one had a guard. And though it is hokey, and I would have been okay leaving Windsor without one, TH insisted I get a picture taken with the guard. I noticed he had a tattoo.
When we arrived into Windsor, we had noticed a ferris wheel somewhere in the city. We walked over as it was about to become dusk. It was big and bright. The ferris wheel offered great views of the city, and I must say it was the highlight of the day spent in Windsor.