Windsor Castle is an authentic castle snuggled next to a quaint village where you can stop for a drink and shop. Yay!

I loved the turrets. All the castle needed was a moat, but I didn’t see one. Wait. Is that a moat?

I loved the grounds. I was searching for any jousting, but there was only one tent.

I was excited to see the inside.

The rooms were as large and ornate as Buckingham Palace. The one that stuck in my memory was the enormous dining room. I couldn’t find my picture, so I found one online that shows the over-the-top furnishings.

Look at the colorful village nestled outside the castle walls, with seats. I could spend my day watching people instead of trudging through the old rooms.

A spot of tea for anyone? I had coffee since I’m too American.

Thank you for following along on my European vacation. I’ve visited one city in one country and hope to see many more.

30 thoughts on “#RRBC 30-DAY BLOGGING CHALLENGE DAY 27

  1. patgarcia January 31, 2023 / 12:01 pm

    Hi, Susanne,
    Thanks for showing pictures of Windsor Castle. I have not made it there yet.
    England is a wonderful place to visit.
    Shalom Aleichem

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    • Susanne Leist January 31, 2023 / 5:01 pm

      I’d love to live in Windsor Castle with my Prince Charming and visit the quaint village nearby. I don’t write fantasy, but a love story centered around this castle sounds tempting.

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  2. Graham Stephen January 31, 2023 / 2:10 am

    nothing wrong with preferring coffee ☕ over tea 🍵. I guess 😉🙃


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  3. Karl Morgan January 29, 2023 / 5:07 pm

    Susanne, England is a special place, although I have not been there much, other than getting a connecting flight to the States. I love your pictures, and agree with you that not tea is no match for a good coffee. I’m glad you are enjoying the trip.

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    • Susanne Leist January 29, 2023 / 7:05 pm

      I agree England is unique with its rich history and customs. I’m ready to visit other European countries. But are they ready for me?


    • Susanne Leist January 29, 2023 / 2:32 pm

      Your pictures and comments tell me we like the same places, nothing dull or gloomy. I’d love to tag along on your next big adventure, maybe in a giant suitcase.

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  4. Carolyn Page January 28, 2023 / 4:20 pm

    I want to go back!
    I’ve been to England twice over the past years and loved every moment. We saw so many castles, but I could see more. I just never tire of the countryside, the quaint villages and the people.
    Susanne, your article brought back some wonderful memories.

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    • Susanne Leist January 28, 2023 / 6:06 pm

      Windsor Castle was my favorite site in London because of the village. I’d love to see the quaint villages outside of London.

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      • Carolyn Page January 28, 2023 / 6:35 pm

        The last time I was there we hired a car and went traveling from London up north through Yorkshire to and around the coast. Scarborough was a favourite. So much to see and do!


  5. pdoggbiker January 28, 2023 / 2:10 pm

    Susanne loved hearing about your vacations and seeing your photos. Thanks!

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  6. Wanda Fischer January 28, 2023 / 1:45 pm

    Susanne, I have loved your travelogues. We were only in England in 1979 for four days. Never saw Windsor. The dining room reminds me of a book I just read called “The Laughing Lesson,” about a young man born into wealth 87 years ago in Newport, RI. He gave up living in one of those mansions to become a folk music promoter (not kidding!). His mother and father told him he could always tell that someone had “good breeding” by the quality and number of family and ancestor portraits they had all over the mansions!

    I saw many castles in Scotland when we went on a music tour in 2015. There, too, the stairways were narrow and difficult to negotiate. Saw several in Ireland as well. I simply cannot imagine what life was like back then. It simply must have been horrible. I think maybe the green grass was where the moat once was?

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    • Susanne Leist January 28, 2023 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you, Wanda. I’ve heard Newport, RI has many impressive mansions. We talked about visiting there a few years back, and I’ll put Newport on my bucket list.


  7. Patty Perrin January 28, 2023 / 10:04 am

    Hi, Susanne! It sounds like you liked Windsor Castle the best, and I can see why. It’s the kind I dreamed of when I wanted to be a princess. Thankfully, that phase didn’t last long. I never visited any castles in England, but saw plenty in Germany. Thank you for sharing your European vacation with us!


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      • Patty Perrin January 28, 2023 / 5:15 pm

        What, John, and fight off the paparazzi? I’ve learned my lesson from Meghan Markle. Now I want to be a mega gazillion lottery winner. I guess I should play it, then. 😉

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    • Susanne Leist January 28, 2023 / 6:15 pm

      I dreamt of being Cinderella and meeting her Prince Charming as a young girl. Windsor Castle would have suited me well.

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    • Susanne Leist January 28, 2023 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you, Luisa. I take many pictures on vacation and never look at them again. This challenge has me unearthing old albums from the bottom of cabinets and drawers.

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    • Susanne Leist January 28, 2023 / 6:26 pm

      I’ve shared my major vacations, you’re lucky the challenge is almost finished, and you won’t have to see my New Jersey ones. Wait. Did I share my Mexican vacations?

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      • Dan Antion January 28, 2023 / 7:48 pm

        I worked in New Jersey in 1977-78 – I think I’m good


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