Hilton Royal Parade Hotel
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... next stop was further, 16 km as opposed to the 12 we had been doing, and we knew that extra 4km would make a difference but had no idea how much! Having made such good time so far we confidently strode off on yet more streets and then up onto the North Downs and the highest point on the walk. The views from the top were great, despite the fact that we could only just make out the South Downs in the distance which was a little disconcerting. As we were still 5km from the ...
... but the library man told me their name would only come up in the directory if they had owned the property. If they'd been lodgers, the name of the owner would have been shown. OK so that solved that mystery. The next step was to find the place. That was pretty easy. It was on the same bus route as the route to our Aunt's place so, as that's where we were intending to go, we headed off in that direction. We found the ...
... any highly organised activities make me seek out alternatives just 'cos... and the thought of seating plans and set dinner times (let alone the formal evenings...) turn me into the naughty kid from year 11.
Do I want to pay vast sums and be herded with 200+ others to some useless shore excursion?
No, I do not.
I can just imagine what level of tourism this generates and it does ...
... going back at least 400 years. And while they are very valuable to show what the powerful people of the times looked like it was overwhelming. Also the 3rd Lord Sackville was able to acquire much of the Stuart royal furnishings when they went out of power. Again, valuable but dreary as the fabric is almost totally rotted away. Vita Sackville-West wanted desperately to inherit Knole as the only child but by the laws ...
... for the ride.......The drive there (one and a half hours) was really pretty, really liked the Kent countryside. More narrow country lanes, lovely villages, neat brick two storied houses with nice gardens. The gardens were fairly ordinary, but nice to relax and take it easy for a couple of hours.The other people that were there were very much in the "polo set" of British aristocracy judging by their accents....I was looking ...