Photo Diary: A Very Royal Day Out in Windsor

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:

Top tip when exploring a new place? Always take a peek around the non-touristy areas, you can really find some beautiful shots and quaint shops (besides that tourist one haha)
The gorgeous entrance to the Castle (still decked out in Christmas decs which made for a wonderfully festive trip!)
The Round Tower (Originally built in 1170 and majorly remodelled in the 1820s)
Views from the Castle over the surrounding area, what a day and what a view eh? (apologies for the massive branch in the way DOH!)
Could this photo be any more British? A Castle, a letterbox, cobbled streets, beautiful lanterns, I LOVE it. (Look at the diddy little crown on top of the lantern AWH.)
The iconic entrance to St George’s Chapel where Meghan and Harry and Beatrice and Jack were married in 2018 (You can visit and go inside to the church when visiting the Castle, its absolutely beautiful so I would 100% recommend it)

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

Burnham Beeches Hotel
I have to say… for the price this afternoon tea was absolutely delicious. The staff were exceptional, and couldn’t have been more accommodating.
The wonderfully large teacups make for the ideal cuppa. I also couldn’t resist the chance to take a cheeky shot of my brand new pearl bracelet from the Jersey Pearl store in Windsor *drools*
Thankfully the room was still decked out for Christmas, much like the castle, which made for a wonderfully festive day out. Long live the festivities <3



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