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By Tom Allin
I am a fan of Rick Steves but I believe he mislead me. His book on Great Britain notes Windsor Castle as being in the surrounding area of Cambridge. I booked two on-line tickets and then Google mapped our route only to discover it was a two-hour one-way trip. Not exactly what I envisioned or had in mind for an in the neighborhood drive.
We presented our tickets and were passed through to security. I had forgotten that in England and most likely all the United Kingdom (and of course any airport) a pocketknife is treated as a weapon of mass destruction. It was bagged, tagged and I was told I could pick it up after we left the Castle. All this for a pocketknife: have to wonder what would happen if a concealed gun packing American tourist showed up.
At the top of the rise in the first photograph is a gated entrance into a portion of the castle grounds. The gate is locked, no entry. From here you complete what is a walking U-turn and continue walking the broad pathway with very little to look at.
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