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Travel Blogs from Windsor
... to pull over, but we were in front of Windsor Castle well before we found anywhere. Consumed by the castle and the flag flying above it (someone is in residence!) we parked the car, cleaned up and headed back up the hill to explore the castle. We've implicitly given up on Stonehenge by now.
We stroll around the town, and press on to the gates of the Castle. Even the kids are excited as Gab explains that this is the first Palace or Castle ...
... together. There is so much information and it is very engaging the way it is set out.
In 1938, Sir Hugh Sinclair, head of MI6, was convinced there was going to be a war and searched for a property to buy to set up a code breaking facility. He came upon Bletchley Park which was being sold in parcels. He bought the house and its surrounding 58 acres out of his own money. It was a house of three styles and we found it very full of ...
... lifts, a garage of cars with engines that run. It even has running water through its tiny pipes. Quite a unique Dolls House.
We visited St George's Chapel. This is a beautiful building also and once again, no photos. The chapel is still used 3 times everyday for services which the general public are welcome. This is the burial place of many kings and queens, some of the more prominent being King George VI and his wife, ...
... been performed in temporary wooden structures. The Renaissance Palladian style with perfect proportions was the first such building in England. Some years later, the masques ceased when Rubens painted huge canvases to fill the ceiling. ( the smoke from the lights for the masques would have ruined the paintings). Miraculously these superb ceilings have survived floods, fires and war, and can now be enjoyed from bean bags. ( look for the photo of George enjoying the view, or is ...
Windsor Castle was our first stop. This is where the Queen spends most of her time. The royal family took their surname from this place as prior to this they had a German surname. When WW1 started they changed it to disassociate themselves with Germany. The castle was magnificent but you were not allowed to take photos inside. Cherry and I decided that it was too opulent and we really felt sorry for the royals having to live in a museum. St George's Chapel is ...
Other places to stay in Windsor
18 High Street, Windsor | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Nice hotel but avoid the restaurant for dinner.
- A super Hotel
- Hotel Has Pretentions Above It's Level
Windsor Road, Windsor | 4 star hotelfrom $205
- Fantastic Hotel
- Great Hotel, Terrible Staff
- Restaurant lets it down.
52 - 56 Thames St, Windsor | 3 star hotelfrom $176
- Faded English grandeur
- Excellent Hotel - Extremely comfortable and beautiful surroundings
- Generally very nice
High Street, Windsor | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Terrible service that makes the £75 million refurbishment a waste
- Perfect three days away
- Charming hotel with great service in an unbeatable location
46 Kings Road, Windsor | Hotelfrom $150
65 Vansittart Road, Windsor | Hotelfrom $99
34 King Edward Court, Windsor | Hotelfrom $95
9 Clarence Road, Windsor | Hotelfrom $133
Bolton Avenue, Windsor | Hotelfrom $156
23 High Street, Windsor | 4 star hotelfrom $234
Winkfield Road, Windsor | Hotelfrom $218