Windsor Castle England

Windsor Castle England is great education

This morning was our last day in Windsor, England.

So we decided to make it an educational time, and do a tour of the Windsor Castle.

Once inside, we decided not to do an audio tour, but just to wander about.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, entrance

The castle is beautiful. From every angle rolling green lawns, pretty flower beds, and neatness exudes.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, front grounds

We head in through the arch and we know we have little time – besides the parking is only 2 hours, we also have changing of the guard starting in 5 minutes.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, entering courtyard area

Explorason heads to the front of the crowd with a polite “excuse me” with the camera. So these photos are taken by my 9 year old.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, changing of the guard #1
Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, changing of the guard #2

Most people don’t mind a child who is crouched down at knee height in front of them, but an older man decided he didn’t want him there and hit him on the head and started calling him names.  So what does this 9 year old do, answers back. Next thing I’m grabbing him from the crowd and avoiding a fight with a little man and a big man.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, changing of the guard #3

We kind of missed the main part then and calmed down with a quick walk to the gift shop. If you go to Windsor Castle buy a carry bag – they are thick fabric, and a bargain price and look so classy too. We decide to get one for Explorafriend who is left in the crowd.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, beautiful grounds

We head back and half the people leave and it is easy to see.
Next is to find our way inside the castle. We do get a set of wrong directions, and take the long way.
From inside we wander through rooms that actually were used by the Royal Family on Monday when Royal Ascot Gala Ceremony Lunch occurred.  We also see that the Queen is about to emerge to go to the races from across the courtyard.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, looking out to the Queens residence

Photos are not permitted of any of the inside of the castle, so we really enjoyed all we learnt but we can’t share it visually with you.  Room upon room if history presented itself, and was a great time of learning.

Next is to see the Abbey. We had run out of time but the lovely lady there explained where all the Royals and Heads sit, the plaques, and more. It was incredible. I didn’t want to leave. Darn this parking limit.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, guard with Exploramum

As we raced out, we just had to stop for a photo with the guard.  I’m glad we did.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor Castle, Guard with Explorason

We drove out of town. Past the Royal Ascot Race Track.  Past everyone dressed up in their gorgeous outfits and donning their hats. Past those milling around cars; having picnics behind Rolls Royces and Mercedes Benz. It was time to say goodbye to Windsor.

Exploramum and Explorason – Windsor, Royal Ascot

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