Windsor Castle

A royal stop off

' Sun shine in a place that so special '

' Sun shine in a place that so special '

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'A famous tourist destination'

'quirky, beautiful and full of heritage'

On a hot weekend in June, Joe and I took a weekend break away for Joe’s Birthday. On the Saturday we spent the day at Thorpe Park and on the Sunday we fancied something a little less fast paced, somewhere to walk around and explore in the sunshine.

We’d both never been to Windsor and what with it being so close to our hotel in Bracknell, we thought it’d be the perfect destination to stop and have a look around.

It was the most beautiful hot day in all of summer and Windsor was buzzing with tourists and families on a day out in the English sunshine. Down every cobbled street there was something quirky and some great photo opportunities to be had. The town itself was full of heritage and beautiful architecture. With so much to see and do, we spent the whole day just looking round and enjoying the weather.

The main tourist attraction in this quaint town is of course Windsor Castle. With Prince Harry’s wedding taking place the month before, many tourists journeyed here to explore around this famous fortress. And I really mean journeyed here, we heard so many tourists had visited from America and China to name a few. The queue for the tour of Windsor Castle was over 2 and half hours wait and what with it being such a hot and humid day, we weren’t in the right mindset to wait in many more queues that weekend.

' Sun shine in a place that so special '

' Sun shine in a place that so special '

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'A Hidden Gem'

' The River Thames'

So instead we ventured around the outskirts of Windsor Castle and appreciated its beauty. You can actually see a lot more of the castle from the outskirts than you think and we enjoyed viewing it from every angle. We even wondered down to the beginning of ‘The Long Walk’ and viewed the Castle through the gates on the south side. This is a beautiful chance to see the castle up close and you’ll find it isn’t as busy as the main entrance to the tour.

Afterwards we decided to take a walk along the River Thames before stopping on a bench and sharing an ice cream. There are also many other ways to see the River Thames. Boat tours take place very regularly and there are plenty to choose from, all with different time frames and directions along the River. I would recommend booking online if this is something you’re interested in as they can get fully booked on the day. Especially the Sunday Lunch Cruise which offers 3 courses whilst enjoying a trip along the River Thames to view well known and popular locations.

You can also hire your own boat on the River Thames and take your family up the River and explore yourself. We were really tempted to do this but I decided on an ice cream instead! (Must have been hungry)!

On the walk back in to the Town Centre we strolled through Alexandria Park. Here you can play mini golf and there are many activities for children including trampolines and small fair rides. There is also a centre where you can hire bikes by the hour to explore the town.

Even though our team didn't win the game, we wouldn't take back our weekend to Liverpool, it was the best weekend we'd shared in a long time, full of love and laughter. Spending quality time with my best friend is how I want every day to be, and hopefully soon it will be. Work hard, play hard. 

Megan Jade xox

For dinner we headed into the Windsor Royal Station. This was an indoor section with much needed air conditioning and many shops to browse through. We ate at Bella Italia and used our Tastecard for 241 on Starters, main meals and desserts. We ate like royalty, filling ourselves up before the journey home.
Perfect for: 1) Sight seeing 2) Shopping 3) Walks along the River Thames 4) Bike Rides 5) Boat Cruises

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