We are now a full week into Summer Discovery and favorite sights and spots have taken hold. The weekend started with kayaking down the river and relaxing on the river with chauffeured punting. Friday night ended with a trip into town for the movies! Ocean’s 8 took popularity, but Skyscraper and Incredibles 2 took in entertaining audiences.
With an early jump-start Saturday morning, we load the buses for Windsor Castle. Almost 1000 years of history, this castle dates back to the 11th Century founded by William the Conqueror. Windsor Castle has been home to 39 monarchs including the current Queen. Rich in detail and royal history, Windsor allowed our students to see the Changing of the Guard, St. George’s Chapel, Treasures of the Castle, State Apartments, and the Semi-State Rooms.
From royal to medieval, our students traveled down to Dover, Kent, England where the largest castle in England resides dating back to the 11th century. Due to Dover’s defensive significance throughout history, Dover Castle has been described as the “Key to England.” Meticulously built, medieval tunnels wind underneath the castle protecting the fortress from attacks. On the property sits one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, the Roman Pharos. The lighthouse guided the Romans during their trek from France through the English Channel. If all this rich history isn’t tickling your fancy, maybe discovering Dover Castle was the filming location for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Into the Woods” starring Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and James Corden. After this tour, these movies will never be seen the same way again!
Meanwhile back at Murray College, the other half of the group sat at the edge of the their seats full of anticipation for who will take the World Cup home!
Until next time,
Summer Discovery Cambridge
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