Premier Inn Newbury / Thatcham
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... who designed Highclere also designed the Houses of Parliament.
10) The Highclere estate is 3000 acres.
11) The village where they film the village scenes in Downton Abbey is about 30 minutes south of Oxford.
When he dropped me off at Highclere, Bob gave me his cell number and said that whenever I was ready to leave to just text him and he'd come back and pick me up. Which he did, eventually. Best cabbie ever.
Highclere was ...
Several years ago I flew Emirates Airways. At the time I lived in Seoul, Korea and purchased my ticket with Emirates to go somewhere, don't even remember where. I had enough miles with one of their partners to upgrade to business class. My first flight was business class and quite nice BUT as fates had it in for me that year, by the time I boarded the plane to return home, my business class seat had dissolved and was ...
... to us. He gave us a fascinating account of his experiences and as usual the boys not only listened carefully, but also were not shy with asking pertinent questions!
Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond our control, we were not able to visit the Army College at Sandhurst. Instead, we took a short trip out to visit Runnymead - the site where the Magna Carta was signed by King John in 1216 (I think!). After spending some ...
... then seeing the tower loom ahead. Oh I love it already! But could we get in??
We walked through the slushy parking paddock in the rain and up to the ticket counter, where much to my surprise and relief there was no line and we bought tickets just like that! Access granted! Yippee!!!!!!!
The castle rooms are amazing! They are decorated and furnished with all original pieces - it looks so antique and ...
The drive to Windsor Castle was easy and uneventful until we came to within a few kilometres and a thick traffic jam. We crept along until the kids at Legoland directed us to park on a lawn. Then we waited a little while, caught a bus for 6 pounds return for two (bargain). At the castle gate we had a wait in a queue of 45 minutes, but time passed easily. I watched the injury report ...