It was recommended to us to make sure we visit Windsor Castle and we are so glad we did. It’s the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world! It was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and has since been the home of 39 monarchs. The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle and when the flag is flying it means The Queen is there. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to see her.
When you purchase your tickets, they give you a device with a headset for a self guided audio tour. The grounds around the castle are beautiful and we enjoyed viewing the outside as much as the inside. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos inside the castle but I can say that we saw some amazing artwork and furnishings in the State Apartments!
This view reminded me of long ago, a time when the King and Queen would look out over the kingdom….
We also visited St. George’s Chapel. Built in the 14th century and designed in the high-medieval Gothic style. The interior was stunning but again no photos allowed.
After seeing the castle, we strolled around Windsor and had some lunch. The town is pretty with the Thames running alongside it.
We decided to walk across the pedestrian bridge from Windsor to Eton to see the famous Eton College, It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. It is the most famous public school in the world and has educated Prince William and Prince Harry. The town of Eton was also very nice to see, the architecture was quite different from Windsor.
We had a great visit in Windsor and Eton, and it was fantastic to see the castle!
Where we stayed: Gregory James (our good friend) B&B 👍👍