Breakfast View

Mr C overslept which meant we were a little late for our breakfast timeslot. As the day evolved the reason for his oversleeping became apparent; he had come down with the lurgy overnight.

Bekonscot Model Village

After breakfast we loaded our luggage into the car and drove to Bekonscot Model Village, a place that Mr C had wanted to visit for a long time due to seeing it signposted on his many journeys along the M40 The miniature village didn’t disappoint with its well crafted models, fine attention to detail and whimsical names. I learned that Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, Princess Margaret, loved to visit Bekonscot as children.

Bekonscot Model Village

The Dower House Coffee

When we had finished the tour of the village it wasn’t quite time for lunch so we headed off to Berkhamsted to tick off another item on Mr C’s bucket list, Berkhamsted Castle which he had seen often as he travelled by train to London. By the time we arrived in the village it was time for lunch. We dropped lucky with the only parking space available being outside The Dower House Coffee where we both indulged in a slice of Lemon Fudge Cake that was delicious.

Berkhamsted Parish Church

We had time to visit the delightful Parish Church of St Peter before moving our car nearer to the castle. Parking near to the castle proved more of a challenge. It was next to the railway station and most nearby parking was blocked by double yellow lines. It took a few circuits around the site of the castle before a suitable space presented itself.

Birkhamsted Castle

The castle didn’t quite live up to the Romantic Ruin that was teased by those glimpses from the train, but Mr C was glad to have ticked it off his bucket list.

Whilst in Berkhamsted we picked up a ready meal from Waitrose before continuing on our journey homeward, stopping at the motorway services for a leg stretch and choosing to sit outside on the picnic benches with bottled water from the car rather than fight the chaotic options within.

We arrived home to find that a couple of family members had come down with the same lurgy as Mr C…

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 22nd 2022

10 Responses to “Windsor Revisited – Day Four”

  1. I hope Mr C wasn’t poorly for long. Lovely photos of your last day. Looks a wonderful break.

    • CherryPie says:

      He has recovered thank you, although it has left him with a cough. He managed to pass it on to me, but I seem to be better now too.

      It was a great break.

  2. lisl says:

    You certainly pack a lot into all your days out, Cherie

  3. I had a great time at Bekonscot too.
    Especially enjoyed watching their mini trains running.
    Did you spot a fruit van there called “U R A Peach”? Ha :)

  4. Chrysalis says:

    Glad to read in the comments that you both are feeling better now. Bekonskot Village looks lovely – so you didn’t know that Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret loved this place until you arrived? If not, what a wonderful surprise bonus, right? :)

    So glad you enjoyed your “awful” trip to Windsor Castle and surrounding area (referring to the joke found in the first post lol) ;)

    Love you …

  5. Shabana says:

    such an intriguing place to visit my friend !
    i would Love to watch mini trains running .
    as children we had tiny train then it was stolen ,i wish it was with me as i so enjoyed looking at it taking rounds

    • CherryPie says:

      The mini trains were fun to watch and the children visiting were so excite to see them.

      I am sorry to hear about your tiny train.

      I have a story about childhood trains. My dad bought my brother a train and laid out the tiny track for it to run on. It even had the ability to steam. For some reason my brother didn’t take to it so it didn’t often get an airing and was quite quickly forgotten.