Now that I’m semi-adjusted from being back after our England trip, I’m finally getting around to showing you the beautiful destinations from our travels!
Windsor Castle Tour
Windsor Castle Tour
First, a quick life update. I’m currently in Connecticut at my brother’s wedding. I swear I never stop moving. Jake and Elwood (my kitties) are going to kill me for leaving them so much. We move to our new condo on Friday. And while I’m SO excited to move to our new place, I’m kind of stressed out.
Anywho, back to our Windsor Castle tour! Our first stop in England was Windsor Castle, a quick drive from London Heathrow airport. So maybe it wasn’t that quick, since we were jet lagged and trying to figure out how to maneuver a vehicle on the other side of the road. Let’s say we had a few scares (repeating to ourselves…OKAY turn LEFT into the LEFT lane…) but mostly laughs.
If traveling was just like home, why would anyone even bother? It is the challenges and adjustments that make discovering new places a worthwhile adventure.
Windsor’s cuteness pleasantly surprised me. I mean the town around the palace itself. There is a little shopping district on the way to the castle, with restaurants and coffee shops. We grabbed a quick savory pie to go, and strolled though the crowds to the visitor’s entrance. I highly advise getting tickets in advance (that’s what use did) and getting the handy audio guide.
We headed straight for the State Apartments, since they get the most crowded and it was beginning to rain, and gave ourselves a self-guided tour with our audioguides. We weren’t allowed to take photographs inside, but the rooms were lavishly decorated, with tons of history and cool artifacts. I liked seeing the bullet that killed Admiral Horatio Nelson, as well as St. George’s chapel where Megan and Harry were married.
Windsor Castle was the perfect first stop on our England tour. A small, digestible town, with quaint streets and one magnificent sight. While we didn’t see the queen (I was bummed!) I was really happy that we took the time to explore Windsor.
After 3 hours exploring, we hopped in our rental car and drove (carefully) to our next England destination.
Shop My Windsor Castle Outfit:
My Windsor Castle Outfit
I did a quick switcheroo out of my yucky plane clothes into this outfit in the parking lot. Classy, I know, but necessary. This jacket is my favorite fall jacket (see how I styled it again here), because of the neutral color and layer-ability. I happily admit that I fit in pretty well with all the Brits and their waxed Barbour coats!
My belt bag is new to my closet from Patricia Nash Designs! They sent me a couple of bags and a pair of shoes to take on my trip, and I just loved them all! There’s more to come on those items in a future blog post. But I love them so much that I couldn’t wait. If you want to see what else I packed on my England trip (in one carry on, no less) here’s the post!