Anyway yesterday I ticked one more off the list...Windsor Castle. I last toured Windsor Castle in 1975...the first time I ever came over to this side of the pond. I revisited Windsor back in 1980 but for some reason I didn't visit the castle...well it had only been five years and that was the year of the pound being 2.80 Canadian or something crazy. I remember shooting b/w film in my camera as well...and having a cream tea in a tea shop but not much else...visiting yesterday was like visiting for the very first time.
Yesterday was a glorious day so off I went. Let's not talk about the trip to Paddington station and back during rush hour and picking the wrong stations to transfer in...as in very busy ones..I know better...oh well.
I got a return rail journey for 10.80 so that seemed fair to me - very fair. Then I got into the castle for 17 pounds. Steep but it will be the last time I visit I am sure and so worth it - and yay for being over 60 and getting a couple of pounds off.
Windsor Castle is the longest occupied castle in Europe; it was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and used by every British monarch since King Henry I.
My first stop was St George's Chapel where several monarchs and their families are buried or entombed...such as Henry VIII, his third wife Jane Seymour and their infant son, Charles I, George VI and Elizabeth (the Queen's parents)...well you name it and they are probably there. No photography was allowed in the chapel or the state apartments...