Day trip to Windsor Castle in Ascott

Day trip to Windsor Castle in Ascott

Ascot is s a town in East Berkshire, England, 9.7 km south of Windsor and 40 km west of London. It is famous for their Ascot Racecourse and is among the ten most expensive towns in Britain to rent a property. I am staying in MacDonald Hotel, where my meetings would be taken place at.

MacDonald Hotel Ascot

It is a nice country Hotel with a vast backyard. I strolled around the Hotel to see the facility and made plan to go the town center for dinner but when I came back to my room, jet lag hit me fast and when I woke up again it was already 8pm. So I just ordered room service and called it a day.

Windsor Castle

My meeting would only start early evening so I had almost a day for sightseeing. Windsor castle and Lego land are the two attractions located close from Ascot. There is a bus going to Windsor from Ascot every hour and the bus stop is very close from the Hotel.

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is open to visitors throughout the year. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle. More about the castle here

I came in time to see the changing of the guards. Windsor Castle is one of the best spot to see changing of the guards with less crowd compare to Buckingham Palace.

From the castle I took the time to see Windsor town and had lunch in one of the restaurant. Windsor town was also worth to explore with its cute alley and many small cafes. There I found my fave shop Neals Yard Remedies which sells natural and organic skincare stuff

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