To celebrate my Gran's birthday, she and myself, my mum and my aunt went out for the day to Windsor Castle. It's one of the top tourist attractions in the UK, and in my 23 years of living, I'd never been. The main reason we chose to go there for the day was because of an exhibition showing the Queen's clothes throughout her lifetime (which was actually pretty good - some of the dresses were beautiful!), and it was a really nice day out. 

It took us about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes to get from Oxford to Windsor on the train, and we walked around the grounds, into St George's Chapel, the State Apartments and Queen Mary's Doll House. It was all really interesting and you learn a lot about British History - you even see Henry VIII's grave - though unfortunately, you're not allowed to take any photos inside! The flag was flying high too, which is a sign that the Queen was actually in residence at the castle; so that was good timing! A lot of the buildings really remind me of the Oxford colleges too, which was a nice surprise haha!

If you've never been - whether you're from the UK or not - I'd recommend going. It's never been one of the places highest on my list to go to, but I'm really glad I did. Windsor itself is a small town but it has a lot of character, as well as some good shopping! The castle is also just across the river from the infamous Eton College too, if you're interested in that sort of thing. However, if you like Oxford and Cambridge, you'll like Windsor. Similarly if you like Windsor, you'll like Oxford and Cambridge! :)