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Travel Blogs from Chippenham
... River by a forward-thinking young Brit.
Shrewsbury itself held a few gems too. Around the narrow streets of the old town, you wander through streets lined with 17th & 18th century Tudor houses. They have integrated the newer shops on the ground level, but the original Tudor wooden buildings are still protected and intact. This is a lovely city to wander around and well worth a visit.
On our way from ...
We were told that there are two counties in England with no Motorway running through any part of it – and Dorset is one of those counties. There are only 2 dual carriageways (four-lane roads) in the county. I think we can verify these statistics, as we spent most of today meandering through Dorset on very little – dare I say- TINY roads!
This morning we slept in a bit, ...
... at Chepstow as our first leg is on National Express to London Victoria, then we hop on another coach to Dover via Canterbury.
This in fact is Lloyds second day of his trip as he stayed over at ours last night. To get us into the holiday mood we ventured down my local last night for a cheeky couple if pints. Stories were swapped with some well travelled locals with Lloyd speaking of ...
... off we went. It's a gorgeous walk though with some incredible views if you can get to the top of the first hill which I swear exists purely to highlight my fitness levels or lack thereof. It's pretty easy to find your way but when you come out onto the road, don't go straight over. It's easier to turn ...
... was created in the 1690s by Admiral Russell with the permission of the King, William III. He was later made Lord Orford and First Lord of the Admiralty and planted large avenues in the Park to illustrate the battle formations of La Hogue, his famous naval victory over the French.
He died without heir and in 1791 the estate was bought by John Tharp, a hugely successful sugar baron. He greatly enlarged the estate and was passionate about trees, of which ...
Other places to stay in Chippenham
West Cepen Way, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $115
Market Place, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $143
Moto Service Area, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $53
Stanton Saint Quintin, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $146
Service Area, Junction 17 M4 Westbound, Chippenham | Hotel
12 Market Place, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $82