Next Monday I plan to attend Evensong at St George's Chapel, and then I'll return to Windsor Castle the next morning as a regular visitor to see the sights. After this I plan to return directly to Heathrow by taxi for my return flight to the US. I would appreciate some help with a few questions:
# 1: I understand the Castle opens at 0945; does the Castle visitor center open earlier than this to sell tickets ? How early should I arrive (on a Tuesday in November) to obtain my entry ticket as expeditiously as possible ?
# 2: From my research, I believe there is a taxi rank very near the Castle visitor center. If I do not book a taxi in advance, will I be able to obtain a reasonable taxi fare to Heathrow (i.e. around the 20-25 GBP I've seen mentioned here for the Windsor Cars and Five Star companies), or will all the taxis in the rank demand some extortionate fare like I've seen described by Rick Steves and others for the taxi rank at Heathrow for transport to Windsor ?