Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct 7
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Today we left Robertsbridge and headed further west along the south coast, first stopping off at Battle Abbey for a look at the displays and 'paddock' where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066 between King Harold and William the ******* from Normandy - after this day to be called William the Conqueror. This site (as have many others) provided …
... modern navy of the UK
Of great interest was t museum dedicated to the 'Mary Rose" a war ship built by Henry the 8th to fight of and protect his "new" protestant state from the Pope and Holy Rome.
Built in mid 1600 it served for 34 years before it went down in battle ....half the ship has been saved and preserved because it was covered my mud for 500 years. It took 30 years to process and protect the ...
... We visited the grave of Jane Austin which confused John no end. He thought Jane Austin was a novel written by "one of those Bronte sisters". Given that it was pouring down outside, the light in the cathedral was very dull. The lady at the cathedral selling guide books clearly didn't feel we had seen the cathedral at it's best and insisted on showed us photos of what we could have seen - the cathedral as the sunlight filled the aisles as well ...
An early start was in order today as we knew we had to get to Hilltop as it opened to get on the car park. After a brisk journey, including the sight of some early morning skinny dipping, we arrived and queued. Very excited and impressed with the whole thing, the house and garden were amazing. The house is like a time capsule and you can see her inspirations at every turn. If you visit, don't forget to look out for her books opened to ...
We packed up and headed for our favourite Morrison's, which was not far from the campsite. The staff were friendly and we were able to change the pitch we had been allocated very easily. The pitch sizes are decent size and the site is very peaceful. The showers were badly designed and if you are not careful, everything can get wet. It needs a ...
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