Travel Blogs from Stratford-upon-Avon
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 ...
Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... 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...
... in about 1300 and the largest remaining example of such a map. We also visited the chained library where many ancient manuscripts also dating back to the 8th century are stored. Amazing to think that such documents still exist and the artwork in the books was beautiful. After a short walk around Hereford town we returned to the Harris home for supper and photos and then said our farewells and headed back to Rob for a quiet evening ...
... After leaving Stratford we passed through and or stopped to walk Chipping, woodstock Stow on the Wold and other very nice towns , quite different to other places we had seen
We got home at about 5pm and by 7pm we had driven to another village pub for a very nice meal.
Our stay with the Peacoks ended the next day when they made sure we were on the right road to
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