Well Hello Everyone!
Let me start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you are suitably stuffed to the brim from the Christmas period and partied your way into 2019. To start off my blog again this year I decided to take you all back with me to my trip to Windsor last week, which was my present to my Mum this Christmas. As my Mum is also a history fanatic and enjoys all quintessentially British things like I do, I decided that a trip to Windsor to see the Castle and to finish the day off with a wonderful treat of Afternoon Tea was the ideal gift.
The day was absolutely glorious as the sunshine beamed down on us all day (although bloody freezing) which made for some fantastic photos. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted inside the castle, so the pictures I have consisted mostly of the Castle and Town which, because they are so beautiful, make up for the loss of the interiors shots that could have been 🙁 Priced at around £21 for an adult, I’d say that entry to the castle is pretty pricey seeing as there aren’t that many rooms on show (considering the size of the castle I mean) as it’s only really the state apartments (where guests of the royal family such as dignitaries would be taken) that visitors can visit inside, well that, are Queen Mary’s Dollhouse which was unfortunately closed on the day we went. However, our main reason for visiting was to see the gorgeous Givenchy wedding dress and suit worn by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their wedding day back in May, which were originally on display until the 6th January (Hence why I booked so early in January for our visit) but the exhibition has since been expanded due to popular demand- so if you’re a royal wedding fan like myself, get your butt down there whilst you still can!
So here we go, on with the first half of the pictures:
SO. That brings us onto the second half of the post with the afternoon tea. As my Mum is a lifelong Laura Ashely fan, where better would there be to take her to afternoon tea than a Laura Ashley tea room? Oh, you didn’t know that was a thing? well if most certainly is, and more ideally its located nearby (about 15-20 mins away) from Windsor! The tea room is situated inside the beautiful Burnham Beeches hotel and only costs around £24 per person which, in the larger scheme of afternoon teas available is a brilliant price. Enjoy the pictures below and let me know if you guys visit or have visited either place, as I’d love to know <3