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Glorious weather (to hot for some) all the tourist attractions were packed with visitors. The inn I stayed at last night were hopeless 08.30 breakfast meant that's when the chef got up, didn't get going till 10. 21 miles and 5000ft of ascent , I'm well and truly cream crackered, be glad of an easy 15 ...
... the city center and immediately hit traffic in typical UK fashion. We were beginning to get really good at finding a parking area near town, and we found an inexpensive one about 2 blocks from the main center.
Once we parked we walked around and ran into an outdoor market, complete with homemade trinkets and antiques. This didn't hold our interest for too long but it was something fun to walk through and look at. We then headed up the roads to try and find a ...
Off to visit a wonderful garden at Hidcote. A series of garden rooms, each with it's own identity. We ran about through the hedges admiring the borders had a picnic on the lawn, played croquet. Overwhelming actually, trying to remember it all. We played tennis in the rain and admired the veg. A hunt for the queen bee and coffee and cake in the blistering heat. Each space had a separate wonder of it's own. Secret passages through the willow tree and carved hedges ...
... that she sells on Etsy. She was making markers for cupcakes today. She sold something last night to someone in Japan.
We'll be leaving in the morning for Wales and hope we'll be able to blog from there with more interesting days than today.
Thank you, Patrick Ritchie for telling us that those mysterious animals for sale were deer. The English deer are much shorter and furrier than those we are used to. They do like their venison here.
Be back soon.
... towns "Oxford gave the world marmalade and a manner, Cambridge science and a sausage". Sausage was tempting, but it was time I experienced manners, so Oxford it was. Well I can't really comment on the marmalade but I think they definitely have a lot to offer in the manners department. At my hostel, for instance they had a bucket full of ear plugs to help you sleep. Very thoughtful. Although it may have related to the unique geography ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCotland House Burford
Nice service, great location. Fair price. Definitely recommend.
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