Cross Keys Hotel

North Road , Oswestry, Shropshire, England, SY22 6EA, United Kingdom | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Oswestry

A day in the Medieval City of Chester

A travel blog entry by astrix7 on Aug 12, 2014

2 comments, 35 photos

... mark the 900th birthday of the Cathedral.
The choir stalls, which were built in 1380, are both beautiful and grotesque. Part of their beauty lies in the delicate high spiky intricate canopy which is perched above the stalls, and part of their grotesqueness lies in the wonderful carvings at the end of each stall, and on the misericords.
Thanks to Google I now know that a misericordia or act of mercy seat was a really clever medieval way of helping the old and ...

Scenery and Lorries

A travel blog entry by barbo on Aug 09, 2014

8 photos

Hugh took possession of his new Lorry today - Volvo, twin steer, 8 wheeler - 20 tonne. (You say "lorry" - we say "truck"). Gwynne and Hugh are in partnership and have lorries carrying stone, gravel, lime etc to farms and businesses in the area. He was most excited and we went down to Welshpool to see it before the body is painted. Gwynne and Hugh take much pride in their lorries - winning various prizes in the truck ...

The Beginning of the End

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on Aug 08, 2014

... were a lot of them over a several-hour drive. At last, after a wrong turn or two, we made it to the little one-road town of Cemmaes and headed on up the neighboring hill-side. And up. And up still more. And at last we came to our new home for three days: a sheep farm (i.e. pasture land) on which, set back further up the hill-side and tucked behind a large tree, stood a yurt. A real Mongolian yurt. When I first saw it, having known we’d ...

Powysland Museum

A travel blog entry by barbo on Aug 08, 2014

6 photos

... of farming equipment which showed the economic importance of farming in the area, from the earliest times, Bronze and Iron ages, The Roman times, Normans and Vikings until now. We had dinner with Sian and Gareth who plan to visit Australia in November - we look forward to showing them ...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe road trip 1

A travel blog entry by penguinchris on Aug 07, 2014

We've had mixed feelings about whether to attend the festival fringe because we've heard quite a lot of negative things about it, in particular that many of the performers don't enjoy it much because it's little more than a trade show for them and most of them lose money but feel they need to be there for the sake of their careers. However when we found out that Nick Helm was doing a couple of ...

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