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... with water cascading over a small dam, plus formal gardens, fountains and statues, and enormous trees that must be centuries old. I was intrigued to see - instead of a van selling coffees and icecreams - the Blenheim Palace van was a champagne car! How classy is that!!
After lunch we wandered around the inside: the amazing entrance halls and state rooms, including the room where Sir Winston Churchill, a descendant of ...
... golf cart!!) and our driver/guide told us more about Brown's style and pointed out examples. His style is very purposefully "natural", in contrast to the Victorian elaborate gardens. (Which is not to say there are not also some lovely gardens on the 200,000 acres! Ahh, sunshine and nature and glamour!!!!!
BTW, Ron wants you to know that he ate "bubble and squeak" (can you believe that name?) last night. Any guesses on what that might ...
... was taken away. After this, the Marlborough's financed the construction themselves. The house was designed by John Varbrugh and Nicholas Hawkesmoor and covers 7 acres. The only exception is the long library, which was designed by Christopher Wren. Capability Brown was hired in 1764 to design the grounds.The Palace is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and was saved from financial ruin at the end of the 19th century by the marriage of ...
Well, it was great cycling through the countryside from Oxford, gentle countrylanes, yellow and red meadows. Fairly flat until .... the Chilterns. Glad i had the new cassette fitted with a 30 rather than the 28 tooth chainring. Easier, so much easier. Lost our way a bit on the top (no, Mr Garmin, I didn't want to cycle down this lane which is more a bridleway and wreck my rear wheel ...).
Anyway, we found a road down to ...
Picked up a Mercedes c class car. It tried to do everything for us. Too much computer...We didn't wreck it.
Combe to Blenheim to Woodstock. We stopped at a pub to get my first beer - great!. I showed the bartender my Ordinance Survey map and I asked him how long it would take to walk a certain dotted red line. He said about 45 minutes. So it was clear ...