Of all the things we did on our trip to London, one of the most satisfying was a day trip out to the Cotswolds to see Blenheim Palace, Oxford and then Windsor Castle. We could not have done all 3 in one day without an excellent guide. He was the same one who toured us through London, making sure that we got a front row view of the changing of the guards. I’ll share his contact info at the end of the post.
In the meantime, enjoy the views. First up, Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Winston Churchill), which was fun for us because our King Charles Cavalier, Molly, is a “Blenheim”. The gardens and grounds are spectacular and were created by the renown landscape designer, “Capability” Brown.
Finally, we were off to Windsor, which feels so appropriate given that the newest Windsor is set to arrive in just a few weeks. The Royal Standard was flying, which means that the Queen was there. She grew up at the castle and was known as Lilibet by her grandfather, King George V. We were told it is here that she enjoys being the most and that she sees Buckingham Palace as her “work residence”.
If you are headed to London, I definitely recommend this day trip. And, for those of you who would like the name of my guide and how to reach him, here you go! He was FANTASTIC!!