Lea Marston Hotel & Spa
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After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
... which was excellent value, beautifully prepared. £6.25 for 2 courses.
We bought bread and milk from Tesco, shower cleaner from Wilkinson’s, and dealt with loo, water and rubbish at the facilities, before moving off past Catshill Junction, and Ogley Junction, where the Curly Wurley used to continue (The Lichfield and Hatherton Canals restoration project)
We were now on the Anglesey Branch, which goes under the A5, and then under the new ...
Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... was really good. We then went and had some lunch, walked the 530 steps of the towers, watched a fantastic birds of prey show and a flame-throwing trebuchet that happens to be the biggest working one in the world at the moment. It was spectacular!
We found our accommodation which is about 2 klms form the castle, unpacked and headed off into town where we had some chinese food and we are just settling down for the evening...
3.5 miles and 7 locks.
Had a lazy morning. Didn't leave Minworth till about 11.30. The weather has been perfect for cruising (sorry Elissa), sunny, warm with a light breeze. Very little traffic around waterwise. It's now 3.30 and only 2 boats have passed us all day. This stretch of the Birmingham and Fazeley canal is absolutely beautiful. Much of the early spring blossom is just really coming out now. We are surrounded by fields and many of those are yellow ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility