Thursday, March 3, 2011

Windsor Castle - Very enjoyable Tour

The Queen in the middle of the road next to Windsor

Windsor Courtyard

Windsor with its fairy tale turrets and towers is the largest continually inhabited castle in the world. I’ve never seen anything like the castle, the old weapons, armory, paintings, guards in their bearskin hats and red suits.  We were able to see the changing of the guard at Windsor, which was pretty interesting. The main guard seem to ask a list of questions from a clipboard, before they changed the guard. It cost ₤11 each for admission but it was worth it. Three hours was not quite long enough for the tour so we had to hurry the last part of the tour because we had only paid for three hours of parking. 

It was 1992 when the castle caught fire; fortunately the rooms most affected by the fire were mostly empty of their treasurers as they were rewiring the rooms. 

All I have to say is that if we ever revert to hand to hand combat, England has saved all of its weapons and armor and they would be ready.  They even have armor for horses.

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