This is our last day in London. Already? There is still so much more to see. On the way to the airport we will tour Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Bus takes us to the parking area, we walk through gates and up the street. Lots of shopping available here. Near the entrance, we spotted this cannon.
More walking up hill on the street. Before entering, this view is great.
The fall leaves are turning colors and there was a break in the English rain. Here we go.
Ready to enter castle. Airport type security to enter castle and no photos are allowed inside the castle. We can’t show you anything to make you want to go, but we can say. Go to Windsor Castle. You will enjoy it! We had head phones that explained what we were seeing. Be sure to visit Queen Mary’s Doll House near the entrance. It is spectacular. There was a major fire here in 1992 but now the damaged rooms are reopened. You will also see many of the royal treasures. The present Queen of England, Queen Elizbeth II spends many weekends here. Exiting the castle, our first stop is Middle Ward Shop.
This shop has many souvenirs of the castle and of England. Of course we made some purchases. Look at these stuffed animals.
They are cute, but not as cute as the Colorado Traveling Ducks. From Middle Ward Shop we look back at Windsor Castle.
As you can see, the English rain has resumed. Walking, we spotted this guard at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle.
At Buckingham Palace, we did not see this group of guards. We are happy to see this guard with his red uniform and bear skin hat.
Periodically, this guard would march in front of his area. It was fun to watch him. There are many shops on the streets and it is easy to become separated from your group, friends or family.
Under the purple crown is a great place to meet. And look at this.
Windsor Castle has Duck Tours. These vehicles are fun to ride in as they can go many places cars and buses cannot. This is the place.
Every woman wants to be queen for the day. Ladies, here is your crown. Of course, we think Soapy’s mom is always royalty. Windsor Castle was founded in the 11th century by William the Conquerer. Thirty-nine monarchs have lived here. Heading toward the parking lot, we loved the pink sculpture.
Doesn’t this make you smile? And the train engine.
Reminds us this is a train station. Before getting on our bus, we turn for one last look.
Farewell to Windsor Castle. We continued to London’s Heathrow Airport for our next flight. We want to explain about this tour. We are with SmarTours on the Around The World in 21 Days trip. We will visit 6 cities, on 5 continents, staying only 3 days in each location. So there are many things we will not see, but we will enjoy this trip. So join us for a fast paced 3 weeks.
And an airport reminder, Christmas is coming soon.
When in the rain it still looks like a great trip!!
Rain every day was unforunate, but we still enjoyed our first visit to London.
I love the shops near Windsor Castle. When I was there I bought a long winter coat (part cashmere) which was warm for those cold days. Glad you enjoyed your time there.
Your warm coat would have been welcome when we were there. Light sweaters and light jackets together were ok also. Would love to see the view from Windsor Castle on a clear day.
The ducks look like they had fun, especially in the rain! Great pictures, looks like y’all had fun, too!
Best wishes for safe travels home…
The ducks loved the rain. Humans, not so much. But Windsor Castle was so interesting. Would be fun to see all this on a clear day.
There’s never enough time (or enough clear weather) is there? Take it as it comes, and just have fun!
Phew, you’ll be out of breath by the time you finish this trip. Windsor Castle is on my list for the next time we’re in UK.
It was a very exhausting and busy tour. But fascinating. Overnight flights followed by a morning tour were rough, but it was a great experience. Good time for my daughter and myself. And the Colorado Traveling Ducks.