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Travel photo: Windsor Castle

The day I visited Windsor Castle, located about an hour away from London by train, I was dealing with typically English weather – rain!

On the flip side, the rain kept the crowds away so I could leisurely walk around and take photos. This one was of the inside courtyard of the Upper Ward and gives you a great example of the stateliness of the building. You can’t see any hint of the fire that hit it in 1992.

Built originally in the 11th century, it is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.  A royal residence for the Queen, it has over the centuries been upgraded, re-built and re-fashioned to look like something from the medieval past. Many of the buildings were re-constructed or re-modeled in the Victorian period.

The Upper Ward was a 19th century creation based on a vision of what a castle should be – it’s picturesque, stately and dramatic.

Winsdor Castle is a must-visit at least once in a lifetime if you are touring England.

For more information check out the official webpage: Windsor Castle.

Have you ever toured Windsor Castle? Which part of the castle was your favourite?

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  1. We ran out of time and didn’t make it to Windsor Castle the last time that we were in London – hoping to make it there next summer!

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