Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Royal Tour Part 9 - Windsor Castle

After landing back in London Heathrow early in the morning and with a late night flight to Bangkok scheduled I had most of the day spare. What better way to spend it than a lovely trip to the nearby town of Windsor and the amazing Windsor Castle. I took a local bus from the airport to Windsor which was a cheap and easy way to go and makes a side trip during long connections at Heathrow more than possible. Here is a few pics around Windsor....

Looking up to the castle from Windsor itself - thats my bus leaving


Right in time for the changing of the guard - I love all this tradition



The original Elizabeth! Amazing

The Royal Apartments are in there

St George's Chapel at Windsor - inside lay the tombs of many Royals, including King George V and VI, The Queen Mother and more

Looking from The Long Walk to the Castle - The Queen drives in this way

The Long Walk - The Queen herself uses this as her driveway
I spent many hours exploring the grounds and the state apartments including a terrific display for Prince Philip's 90th birthday celebrations. All very interesting and I totally recommend visiting. The small town of Windsor is also really cute with lots of nice cafes and shops and things to look at. You can also take a cruise along the River Thames from here.

1 comment:

  1. What a great post and with some great pictures, just goes to show you that even in a short space of time there is plenty of opportunity to get out of London and see Windsor Castle.

    Chris
    A Windsor Sightseeing Tours Guide who loves to travel.

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