St. Mary's Hotel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
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Today we head off toward Cardiff. A very picturesque drive through the country side to Glastonbury, where we had a guide tell us the history of the local Abbey which was built during the 1100's. A new church was reconstructed in 1278. In the 1500's Henry V111, destroyed the monastries and took the wealth and treasures, before leaving them to gradually collapse and very little is left of the them today. The last Abbot was hung in ...
... visa applicants have to go to the Moscow embassy to apply, even if they live 5000 miles away in Vladivostok. So now, I have to go to London to present myself in person. Fair enough. And then the Chinese visa. A little less onerous but still involves lots of financial outlay. So now it's just waiting until my new passport arrives and then trusting a Russian travel agency with hundreds of pounds for the vague promise of train ...
... 1928 -1939. By 1947 when the 5th Marquis, inherited it, the family have divested itself of most of their property & in 1950 he gave Caerphilly Castle back to the state. The lakes were re flooded & the final stages of restoration completed in the 1950's & 1960's. It is now managed by the Welsh Heritage Society.
The village of Caerphilly was a lovely little town too, but then again everything looks great when the sun is shining on it.
... I of all people hate nature. Our accommodation was cute. It was a wooden hut that was small enough to be cute but big enough to fit 8 people in it. The cuteness lasted all of about 5 minutes until we opened the door to find a mound of cobwebs hanging from nearly every wooden beam (including the fan!). Within the 30minutes of us trying to digest where we were going to sleep for the next 2 nights we managed to see a cockroach, a swarm of ants, lizards and ...
... But so worth it.... A hot shower followed by dinner and then a bottle of wine over playing cards and we were ready for bed! A great day in the Lakes! 25.4.13 Today Kate decided to venture into the local village and then further into the closest town called Windermere while dad and I set off on another track. The weather wasn't great but that wasn't going to stop us, the 1st few hours we got soaked even with waterproofs on but ...