Saturday, it was off to Windsor Castle in the charming little town of Windsor on the Thames River.
We took a train that didn't break down (I'm a little wary of trains since Cornwall), wandered through the castle, explored the town, ate delicious hand crafted fudge, and relaxed by the river.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been inhabited by British Royalty for more than 1,000 years. Currently, it is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen.
|King George V Memorial|
|A restaurant named for Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.|
|All these little shops of Windsor come right up and boarder the castle.|
|Note the very 21st Century airplane in the clouds :)|
|The Round Tower|
|The Moat Room overlooking the Moat Gardens.|
|The memorial chapel for Prince Albert, connected off of the main chapel.|
We then took a tour of the State Apartments, which are still regularly used for entertaining guests and for official occasions. No photos in their either, which was painful because it was so gorgeous. Gold sconces, ceiling paintings, displays of armor, guns and swords, sparkling chandeliers, tables with luscious chairs and place settings...everything a castle should be.
We also saw Queen Mary's Doll House, designed for young Queen Mary
|The view of the town of Windsor from the castle.|
|ER, for Elizabeth Regina, Queen Elizabeth.|
|There were several of these around the town. Nothing to take you back in time like the clop of horse hooves on cobblestone.|
|We even saw the bridge and groom!!!!|
|Permanent residents: aka THE QUEEN!|
|Quite convincing, eh?|
|View of the castle from the town|
|Karina, Jessica and I in front of the Royal Tower.|
To top off the day, we wandered over to the Thames River to watch the sun lowering over the water.
|The Royal Tower from the water.|