Best Western Admiral Rodney Hotel
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... Bailey, it was founded just 10 years after the Norman conquest, then rebuilt as a stone castle 80 years later. It was taken over by the Neville family, who took in a nine year old boy, who became Richard duke of Gloucester, and then king Richard the third. After Richard was killed at bosworth it fell into disrepair, and then during the civil war ...
This is my last night at home before I head out to Guatemala via Houston.
I'm too nervous to sleep and I'm enjoying my bedroom for the last time.
I am also finishing some last minute music downloads and playlist editing for my ipod. Setting off at 4:30 in the morning for London Heathrow. I will also be keeping a personal journal as well as an online blog.
I will post again once I'm there and I get chance.
So today is the mad rush around "have I got everything ready?! day"!
I knew trying to pack wouldn't be the easiest of tasks, but I hugely underestimated just what a challenge it would be! So much washing to do, and so many compartments still to be discovered in this monster of a rucksack which will literally be my life for the next 5 weeks...!
I cannot wait to be completely packed and ready to go now!
... this was obviously a hub for RAF squadrons. We visited Petwood (an early 20th century Tudor reproduction), now a hotel, which housed the 'Dambuster' officers in the war. There is lots of memorabilia, including a tree over the bar which apparently was collected by a low flying aircraft which didn't quite clear the trees and had to fly with the tree branch in situ in the fuselage! The old pavilion in the grounds at Petwood was made into a cinema in the ...
... which we didn’t revisit this year as it’s still being refurbished, and a magnificent cathedral! The castle and cathedral are on top of a very steep hill (14% gradient at its steepest point), called "Steep Hill"! There is a bus which goes up to the top but we climbed Steep Hill twice – as part of Robert’s recovery regime!!
Lincoln Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and ...