Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford – April 2014

Late posting from last year’s trip to Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford. Initially we thought of arranging the tour ourselves and we have meticulously planed all details but then we changed the plan due to time constraints. We then chose Golden Tour (on Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria Station) to cover Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford in one day.

Here what the tour covered:

Windsor Castle
It’s hard to believe that the imposing Windsor Castle is a working residence, but pay a visit to this lavish fortress and you’ll soon discover why it’s still the Queen’s favourite weekend home! Overlooking the Thames and a stone’s throw away from Windsor town, the castle has been a fixture on the landscape for almost 1000 years. During this visit you will be able to peek inside the luxurious State Apartments, where 39 monarchs have lived over the years since the castle was built. Keep your eyes open for priceless artwork on the walls by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt!

You will also see the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a beautiful model royal home that features electricity, running water and working lifts – every young Queen’s dream!

Stonehenge

Spy the mysterious Stonehenge as you approach Salisbury Plain – you’ll be able to get up close to the 5,000 year old monument during this visit to the stones. Sitting strikingly on the landscape, Stonehenge’s origins have puzzled experts for hundreds of years, so make up your own mind and solve the mystery yourself!


Walking Tour of Oxford

Stroll through quaint cobbled streets and get a real feel for the historic city of Oxford during this guided walking tour. Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and gifted alumni include T S Eliot, Hugh Grant and Bill Clinton! You’ll see the famous 17th century Bodleian Library, a huge library packed with research and literature. Continue your history lesson with a wander through the college courtyards – these charming squares can be found dotted throughout the city!

Windsor

First stop. We decided not to go inside the castle and rather took a detour to The Long Walk. Not to be missed is a guard change ceremony.

Windsor Castle from The Long Walk
Windsor Castle from The Long Walk
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
Plane flying over Windsor Castle
Plane flying over Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
The Long Walk, miles of straight path that connects Windsor Castle to Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park
The Long Walk, miles of straight path that connects Windsor Castle to Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park
At The Long Walk
At The Long Walk
At The Long Walk with Windsor Castle background
At The Long Walk with Windsor Castle background
Wefie at Windsor Castle
Wefie at Windsor Castle
A restaurant near The Long Walk
A restaurant near The Long Walk
Ancient Well at Windsor Castle
Ancient Well at Windsor Castle
St Albans Close
St Albans Close
A shop close to main street (High Street)
A shop close to main street (High Street)
Guard Changeat Windsor Castle
Guard Change at Windsor Castle
Kate Middleton phone box
Kate Middleton phone box
Windsor Royal Shopping
Windsor Royal Shopping

Stonehenge

Stonehenge
Stonehenge
It's start with a ride from the center to the stones by using visitor shuttle
It’s start with a ride from the center to the stones by using visitor shuttle
Stonehenge Visitor Center
Stonehenge Visitor Center
At Stonehenge
At Stonehenge
Stonehenge from Road A303
Stonehenge from Road A303
Rapeseed or oilseed rape crops
Rapeseed or oilseed rape crops

Oxford

Oxford
Oxford
Z mark on the stone path of Oxford has something to do with Harry Potter
Z mark on the stone path of Oxford has something to do with Harry Potter
A section of Oxford on Beaumont Street/Magdalena close to Ashmolean Museum
A section of Oxford on Beaumont Street/Magdalena close to Ashmolean Museum

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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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