Friday 10 February 2023

Windsor and Eton walk

 A lovely sunny afternoon for a riverside walk.

I told Darren how rare it was to see mistletoe in a tree, but here it is in abundance, so I don't really know what to make of that.

Looking to the right is a distant view of Windsor Castle so maybe these are the king's trees and get exceptionally well looked after.

We crossed the bridge, turned left through a golf course and off towards Eton. The famous school seems to make up most of the village and it is extremely posh. We passed the Eton Natural History Museum, the Eton Museum of Antiquities, the Music School and a beautiful church.

Then we set off across the Playing Fields of Eton, which I think is a famous saying.

Further along we found a huge mural under a bridge over the Thames ...

..... and a world war two Hurricane. 

We were then almost back at Windsor and walked around the enormous castle back towards the car park. 

We would have stayed longer but I only paid for three hours parking thinking that would have been plenty. We will definitely have to come back again.

Ps, It is said that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, allegedly due to the military tactics learnt in public schools at the time.

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