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... s greatest stately homes, and home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. It was built for the first Duke in the early 1700s, after he was granted the lands and 240,000 pounds by a grateful Queen Anne after his decisive 1704 victory at the Battle of Blenheim. We spent the first hour and a half enjoying some of the 2,000 acres of lavish grounds (much of it again landscaped by Capability Brown), in particular the 54 hectare ...
... yet another impossibly pretty Cotswold village, where we had our first clotted cream tea for the trip and heard from a local that Australia beat the Lions - yay!
Dinner booked at the Kingham Plough tonight - the chef used to work at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck, so we're looking forward to a fabulicious meal.
... then another falcon came out. He took off into the sky and just disappeared over a woodland. The only thing the keeper was worried with though was that he was going to walk back through the forest instead of fly and take all day to get back! Apparently the birds always come back home to them, even if they go for miles, and because it takes the big birds so much energy to lift off from the ground, some of them have been known to walk home ...
... s bag and the camera.
Many of the streets are restricted to normal traffic and walkers and bikes take priority. Darna tells us of the history, rivalry, snobbery and sexism of the various colleges. Some of the colleges still celebrate certain special days in imitation of those celebrations of generations and century's past.
A couple of interesting facts;
* There is no one Oxford University - ...
We then went for walk through the formal gardens and to the lake, but got caught in heavy rain so headed back to the cafe where we sheltered from a torrential downpour then head back to the hotel.
Tonight we eat at the Thatched House Inn with friends we met cruising, it was great to catch up over a good ...