We opt’d to go to Windsor Castle for changing of the guard. You head west about twenty miles from London. Taking the circle line to Paddington Station, and then to Slough. (you have to buy an additional ticket to Windor. You will make the change at the Slough station. We pre-bought online, and then just picked up at Paddington) Note that the castle opens at 9:45 (and there is usually a line, we arrived at 9:30, and were 20thish in line) Be sure to side on the left side of the train, as you can see the castle as you enter the town, and also views of the Thames.
Things to do at Windsor:
- There are decent shops, both in town & around the train station
- Visit the Windsor Guildhall where Charles and Camilla got parried
- Great statue of Queen Victoria (in the center of town) Doll House- Queen Mary’s doll house is crazy amazing (see below) It is several stories, and
has working plumbing, lights, etc. CRAZY!!! and truly shows how the
royal family might of lived in the 1920’s. Be sure to check out the
garden which is only shown when the drawer is pulled out.
- St. George Chapel -(Please note St. George Chapel is closed to tour on Sunday (but you can go to service)
- Changing of the Guard –Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle encompasses colorful spectacle and
British pageantry. The ceremony usually takes place at 11:00 within the Castle
grounds daily from April until the end of July and on alternate days for the
rest of the year, weather permitting.