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Stow-on-the-Wold, England - April 9 thru 12
Cross Keys Cottage B&B (Roger and Margret)
Stow-on-the-Wold ("meeting place on the uplands") was our introduction to the Cotswolds. A century ago, when sheep were the major business here, as many as 20,000 sheep per day were sold in the square. To facilitate the counting of so many sheep …
... of stone bridges crossing over to shops and there were ducks everywhere. It was very peaceful despite all the people wandering around and very pretty. Apparently it's also called Venice of the Cotswolds. We drove back to Cheddar via the scenic route and enjoyed the sights along the way. We stopped at a pub in Hallatrow called the Old Station and it was full of odd collectibles. It also has a ...
... We got a few recommendations for what to do today and which other local villages were worth a visit. The forecast was for a very nasty storm to come today but fortunately it held off for the majority of the day.
Firstly we walked around the streets of Stow-in-the-Wold seeing some of the cute local stores and building which are all look like they sell very good produce. I can imagine people here eat fairly well.
We got back to the car ...
... up and went to the Bell just a few meters down the road which is one of the local pubs. We had a few drinks while sitting around a tiny table on stools. We had nearly booked to stay at this place as it had rooms but fortunately got rooms at Number 9. The cool thing about here was the basins in the bathrooms were made from a stainless steel washing tub.
Really added character to the place.
We had dinner reservations up the road at ...
So nice to see the sun shining! The honey-toned stone buildings light up... we decided to drive through some villages this morning and let the fields dry before taking our afternoon walk. Our first stop was Snowshill, just 5 miles up the hill from Broadway. Very picturesque and quiet little village of only a few homes, pub ...