Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa Warwickshire
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This is the logue of our four day trip up to the English midlands. The motivation for our visit first appeared in the form of a stamped envelope being shoved through our door by an eager postman. It was the official invitation to my cousin's wedding, to be held at The Brandon Hall Hotel in Coventry. As the day drew ever nearer I finally decided …
... at this church. We then went across the street to the graveyard where we saw (and photographed) the grave of Sheila's 2 time great grandfathers brother. Even for a non-ancestry guy like me, this made an impression.
Then off to see the estate that Sheila's great great grandfather worked at for one of the noblemen of the time. It is still being used, ...
After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
... the two boats returned.
This was a very peaceful mooring, with little traffic noise, and just a few walkers.
No boating today.
Sun 22nd Sep
We started fairly early in order to get to Brownhills in time for a shower before church. As we arrived at the visitor mooring, a young man from another boat warned us about an underwater obstruction so we moved on a boat length and found we could moor right in to the side. ...
... was really good. We then went and had some lunch, walked the 530 steps of the towers, watched a fantastic birds of prey show and a flame-throwing trebuchet that happens to be the biggest working one in the world at the moment. It was spectacular!
We found our accommodation which is about 2 klms form the castle, unpacked and headed off into town where we had some chinese food and we are just settling down for the evening...
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