I am in Windsor today and on arriving at the train station I walked onto the platform and knew instantly I was in a different kind of place. Even the train station felt regal, the architecture was amazing.
On walking out of the station I could instantly see the castle standing there in all it's glory. No wonder the British feel so patriotic about it's monarch. It's a site that sent a shiver down my spine. Gorgeous. As an American I am very proud of my country but I wish we had history like the British.
I saw a tour bus (I don't normally like such things) but jumped on as it was very cheap and I am glad I did. It took me first to a place called Datchet and old village near Windsor where there is apparently a pub with a ghost in it! Onwards we went to another village called Eton where there is a collage and guess what... most of the monarchy are educated there (including Harry and William)! It was another short ride back into Windsor and I was dropped outside the castle.
I really wanted to go into the castle straight away but was feeling very hungry so had something to eat in a pub called the King And Castle. It was really very nice.
After lunch I went into the castle and took the tour. So much history. Being able to stand just meters away from centuries old items owned by the monarch and knowing I am in rooms where Kings and Queens have walked for centuries is a little overwhelming for me. It's a very strange feeling that I have not had on any other trip.
Get to Windsor and enjoy the experience. I highly recommend.