Day Trips from London: Exploring Windsor

Last time I was in London, we finally decided to go exploring some sights outside the city, and one of our favourites was Windsor Castle:

windsor castle

Photo courtesy of OliverN5.

Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world, and it’s a gorgeous site. The stunning experience starts right as you depart the train from London, as Windsor station is an adorable station with a mini-shopping mall extending out from it. Full of boutiques topped with a few kitsch souvenir shops, it’s a great start/finish to the day.

The castle tour is extensive (including the audio tour) and really fascinating, including the views of surrounding countryside, the church, and other interior rooms. Leave a couple of hours to explore it fully so you don’t feel rushed.

Be sure to poke around in Windsor itself. We had a fantastic meal just down the street across from the castle, and you’ll want to make sure to have room for dessert — Eton Mess is a popular one, named after the nearby college. It’s a melange of strawberries, meringue, and cream. Absolutely fantastic, and some of the best you can get you’ll find here in Windsor.

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