Thursday, 28 May 2020

A Trip to Windsor #4 :: The Eton Walkway

Hi there everyone 😀

Today you can read the next instalment in my series of posts about our visit to Windsor back in February .

It was Wednesday and we had lots more blue sky and sunshine, so we headed back out and down the High Street ... passing Queen Victoria and the castle ...
... and back to the footbridge across the river ...
Our plan was to complete the Eton Walkway ...
We headed over the river, deciding that the Cote Brasserie would be a good place to stop for lunch after we’d finished our walk ...
We made our way up the quaint little High Street where I couldn’t resist a quick snap of this ...
... as we made our way to Baldwin’s Bridge ...
We were then pretty much in the heart of the college area, which was just lovely. It was nice and quiet, not too much traffic and fabulous buildings in all directions ...

We stopped to have a good look at 'The Burning Bush' ...
... before heading out along the main road ...
... passing The Timbralls on our way ...
... to the spot where the wall game takes place ...
... which gave for a pretty decent view ...
Sadly the footpath that we wanted to take was closed so we ended up retracing our steps back via The Burning Bush, before heading down Common Lane ...

We were in search of the Anthony Gormley sculpture, which we missed on first passing, having not been looking in the right direction at all. When we finally spotted it we were pretty impressed ...
There he is ... up on the side of the wall looking down ...

Back onto the High Street we headed down Kate’s Lane ...
... and past the Natural History Museum ...
... ending up at the Jamar Gallery ... which, whilst beautiful, was slightly at odds with the other buildings that we’d been passing ...

From here it was back across South Meadow to return to the High Street, passing the church on the way ... where the ground floor has been converted to the town's Medical Centre ...
Back on the High Street we retraced our earlier steps along the opposite side of the road, peaking in intriguing little alleys ...
... before passing The Eton Mess ...
... and heading back to The Cote Brasserie for a very nice, and reasonably priced, lunch, with a fabulous view.

We'd both loved exploring Eton, with all its history and tradition. It was lovely seeing 'the boys' just wandering around the college area in their smart tailcoats. It is most definitely worth a visit and The Eton Walkway booklet can be picked up at the tourist information centre, for free, in the centre of Windsor. As well as giving the route to follow it is full of interesting anecdotes and bits of history ... it certainly helps make sure you don't miss anything 😀

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