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... br> We also had a look over Lord Nelsons Ship....a real man of war vessel ..guns every where.
The day out also included a harbour cruise.
That night we visited a country pub before going to the Cricketers for Dinner
Next Day after lunch Mike Led us Heathrow to drop off the hire car then catch our flight to Bangkok.
Overall we had 2 very good days. It was great to see Mike and Heather again.
... still felt energetic so decided to walk to the "other" pier, in Eastbourne. Walked down to the front and along the promenade to the pier to again walk through the arcades and carnies to the end. There were a number of long line fishermen at the end of the pier and we watched them haul up multiple fish on one line. The evening ended with hugs all around as Brian and Jan would be gone by the time we got rolling. A wonderful visit to ...
It rained overnight.
It was raining in the morning.
We were all tired and not feeling like another day's cycling.
Fortunately our stop at Falmer and the next night at Amberley are ...
... replete with pictures of the groom in a Borat-style fluoro green ‘mankini’.
Sunday involved a huge recovery party at Janine’s parents’ place, with copious quantities of delicious food, even more alcohol and an object lesson in why the Brits should stick to Sunday roasts and steer clear of barbecues. It was a fun day which involved a line of boys (no names) ‘mooning’ a train full of ...
... and a continuous panoramic background gave the illusoin of a rade. In "Oliver", the stage elevated to show the underground living area where Fagan lived with his boys and in another scene, the buildings moved away from each other when there was a chase in the streets. It was so well done!
Prior to the play, we had lunch at Tuttons in Covent Garden Market area, and our timing was impeccable, because there was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amberley Castle
My husband and I stayed at Amberley Castle in May. We were impressed by the beauty and the history of the castle. Spent a wonderful afternoon exploring the incredible grounds and also the old church next door. We stayed in the Bodiam room which was actually inside the castle walls. The room was lovely and luxurious while trying to stay within the theme of the castle (don"t worry, the bathroom was beautiful and modern, even includes a nice whirlpool tub). Our bed was very comfortable. We had dinner in the restaraunt. While the meal was very expensive, it was incredible (VAT and tip included in the price). Overall, we were blown away by the experience and are telling all our friends to stay there while in England.
My husband, I and another couple visited the castle for afternoon tea. It truly was a most memorable experience. Everything was to perfection. The grounds are beautiful and the staff very pleasant. We had our tea in the library with the open fire blazing, a beautiful setting. The food was exquisite and very plentiful. Real value for money. I would definately recommend a trip here, but don't forget to book first.
Although I didn't stay here, did have a wonderful afternoon tea. This is by appointment only but well worth it. This was the second time I have had tea there and the service was fantastic, again. It is not held in the dining room but in one of the lounges. The first time there was a blazing fire in the fireplace and with it raining outside, and a cup of tea in my hand, I thought "now this is civilized living". This time (last week) there was no fire (it wasn't raining, surprise surprise) but the effect was still the same. I would highly recommend if you are in the area to call for an appointment for afternoon tea.
My boyfriend and I (21 and 20) stayed here and although we had a wonderful time we felt very out of place. We walked in in jeans and sneakers after travelling all day and were looked at in shock! I understand of course that you should dress up for the restaurant etc but just to check in??? Thats a bit much! We wandered around the main part of the castle...all the time being watched as though we were about to walk off with one of the terrific suits of armour or antiques. Once we'd got out of the reception area and off to our rooms we felt better!
Amberley castle is set in idyllic countryside. Despite reservations about the fact that the clientele might be slightly old and the setting a little staid I was reassured by the very positive reviews on this site and the recommendation from the 'Mr & Mrs Smith' Guide. The majority of my stay was lovely, the room was pleasant and the food in the restaurant was good the bed however was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in; soft is an understatement! After a virtually sleepless night I complained at the desk only to be told 'a note of my comments would be made'. No reduction to the bill or adequate apology was made and what should have been a romantic weekend was ruined by having to return home the next morning to get some sleep!
Not strange at all. My husband and I just spent a night alone there celebrating our 11th anniversary and yes we left our four children with their grandparents, its not a hotel for children. The castle and grounds are beautiful, staff was very nice and helpful and our dinner was excellent. My husband and I were the youngest couple there, we are in our thirties but who cares? We went for the history and romance and we got both. The castle is quiet and beautiful and you can climb up the walls and walk around everywhere and really get a feel for the history, they also gave us a complimentary book on the castle which was nice. We meet the owner a few times, sitting out with his dogs and he is very nice too. I would highly recommend this castle to anyone.
No kids allowed
It might be a nice place for mom and lawyer dad but without kids, as they do not accept kids less than 12 years old. Seems to be a strange place.
Amberley Castle, even in the dead of winter, is the most wonderful location for a romantic wedding anniversary celebration. The service is beyond compare, unintrusive and professional, and the rooms are just out of this world. A variety of delightful animals add to the beauty of the experience. Quite simply, Amberley Castle has to be seen to be believed!!!
I have visited 40+ countries in the world and have stayed at hundreds of properties. Amberley Castle, quite simply, is truly one of THE best in the world. You know you are entering a different world when you pull up to the gate, it slowy opens as if by magic, and there in front of you is your stunning 900-year old castle for the duration of your stay!