We had a really good journey to Windsor so that started the day off well. Absolutely no hold ups and an hour and a half later, there we were, entering the coach park. It's very conveniently sited, being one side of the railway line which is a terminus (is that the right word - end of the line) with a nice view of the top of the castle. Go left and there looked like a nice park/grassed area which I didn't explore. Go right and up some stairs (or a lift) and you're in the railway station.
There were also loads of cafe type places; there was a real street cafe vibe in the area, in fact. Nice.
So I meandered up and along and at the end of the road, there was the castle - ever so close to both coach park and station.
I was early so, after asking a few questions of the extremely helpful community police who were there in a fair force (sorry) and a bit of general meandering to get my bearings, I turned left and walked down the hill one side (still loads of eating places) and up the other side, noting where the hop on hop off bus stop was. I didn't intend to go for one this time but next time I will have more time . . .
Just a door. Someone must have a key, surely?
I don't know how he kept a straight face during all the shenanigans in front of him but I didn't see his eyes even flicker once. Very impressive.
I've looked up the price of accommodation and it's very reasonable although I bet it shoots up when there's a Royal event on the horizon. I can avoid those times though.
(Come on, premium bonds!!!!)