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The last destination of my Europe trip that I'm going to blog about would be Windsor Castle, so this is actually going to be a very short post! Windsor castle is, if I'm not wrong, the nearest castle/palace to London (not counting Buckingham Palace).
Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor, famous for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror, which also includes a 15th-century chapel. There are more than five hundred people living and working in Windsor, making it the largest inhabited castle in the world.
The Middle Ward is located right at the heart of Windsor Castle. The Queen is often in residence at Windsor Castle and this is indicated by the Royal Standard flying over the Round Tower. When the Queen is not in residence the Union Jack flag flies in its place. Sadly, the Queen was not in residence when we were there.
The Middle Ward
Queue to see Queen Mary's dollhouse
Queen Mary's Dolls' House is a doll's house built in the early 1920s, completed in 1924, for Queen Mary, the wife of King George V. There was an insane queue to get in but it was amazing seeing all the little items, all of which have remarkable detail. However, the place was very dimly lit, making it hard to take photos.
The Lower Ward originally has a medieval design, but was renovated or reconstructed to take on a more gothic look. The Lower Ward holds St George's Chapel and most of the buildings associated with the Order of the Garter.
Changing of guards
During our stay in London, we wanted to travel out and visit other castles / palaces, but we didn't manage to do so due to time constraint. Do hope we get a chance to go back there again!
Spotted a cute Crooked House in Windsor!
And that's all!
This is finally the end of my Europe trip, sorry I took so long just to blog about a trip that lasted for 42 days... But well, at least I'm glad I didn't give up halfway. I can't wait for my next Europe trip, there are so many other new places I want to visit. The next travelogue will be on my Taiwan trip - there's gonna be lots of posts as well as the trip lasted 22 days and we visited quite a number of places. I can't wait to start blogging as it means I get to walk down the memory lane again!