Tuesday, 13 October 2015

exploring Windsor and Eton


Saturdays are made for exploring. 

This one just gone we hopped in the car and headed to Windsor - lunch, exploring. And we did just that. We parked in Alexandra Gardens (on recommendation, it's a pound an hour) and walked through the park and along the Thames up to the castle. The castle itself is huge - you can't miss it - and is located right in amongst the pubs, restaurants and shops. Unfortunately it costs the best part of twenty quid to get in! We're on a budget, so we had to admire it from the outside and watched wedding guests (imagine getting married in Windsor castle), tourists and locals weave in and out of the hubbub. That said, your ticket to Winsdor castle lasts for a full 12 months - we didn't see ourselves going back in the next year but if you do, it is good value for money. 

Aside from the castle, we mooched round streets and side streets, admiring the history and architecture. We stopped for a drink at The Duchess of Cambridge - a traditional pub with gorgeous interiors and a cosy charm. We wanted to eat there but it was so busy we weren't able to get a table, so instead ate at The Real Greek which was delicious! We ate all the mezze whilst hiding behind stacks of plates... in fact we ate a total of eight dishes, all for under thirty pounds. If you like Greek food, I would 100% recommend. 

After exploring Windsor we headed over the bridge to Eton for more beautiful scenes. We saw the college, found some cute gift shops and generally enjoyed wandering through the typically British streets. Well worth going over the bridge for!

Can you recommend any other must-see British towns or cities?

Striped jumper Laura Ashley
Denim dress Primark
Trainers Nike 
Bag Mango
Scarf Zara


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6 comments

  1. Lovely to see one of my local towns from another person's perspective. It's amazing when you get so used to a place you miss out on the finer details, your photos are a wonderful reminder to appreciate those things.
    P.S. - Next time you go, park in a place called Home Park - it's hidden away behind the back of the Riverside station, and it's free all Saturday! :) x

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  2. Look at Ricky with the camera man-bag! ;)

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  3. Windsor is so pretty. Love your tartan scarf, too! x

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  4. I use to live about 25 minutes away from Windsor. It's beautiful. And I love the divide between Windsor and Eton, Eton is so much different and quieter and it's only 5 mins away! If looking for somewhere to eat and a fan of burgers etc I can recommend the Flaming Cow; it's just on the edge of Eton as you cross the bridge. Delicious!
    K.

    www.wonderingthrough.co.uk

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  5. Love these photos, I want to visit so badly!

    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  6. I loved Windsor when I visited there. If you go back one day, I'd say the castle is an amazing place to visit - even though the price is definitely too high! It is a wonderful experience and a beauty in every way, on the inside as well as the outside.
    On the same note I'd say Winchester is quite similar to Windsor, it is my favourite city in England. Maybe you've already been there, but if you haven't, you'd love it for a bit of nice weekend exploring!

    Julia xx
    Last post: my November Lush Haul! | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2015/11/feel-good-november-cosy-primark-haul.html

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