Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

Elcot, Newbury, Berkshire, England, RG20 8NJ, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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Bob the Cabbie and Downton Day

A travel blog entry by adamel on Jul 21, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

... for the show and how it is used by the actual Carnarvon family.

After the castle tour we were herded down to the basement for the tour of the Egyptian artifacts brought back by the 5th Earl. I definitely didn't expect to see a real mummy today, but there was King Tut next to his golden sarcophagus, encased in glass in the basement. Mummies in the basement. Happy thought indeed.

After my inside tours I was hungry, so I stopped by the tea room ...

Emirates Air Steps Up Their Game

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Dec 09, 2013

... go through Dubai on the way to elsewhere and upgraded to business, for free. To do this, I had to spent a lot of time in the bowels of Kimpo airport in Seoul (Inchon was not up and running yet) but got my upgrade and everything looked promising until I flew into Dubai and had to go to their service desk to get my upgraded business class boarding pass. And I only had about an hour to do it. Of course there was NO RECORD ...

Day at Downton

A travel blog entry by ashpiccirillo on May 28, 2013

11 photos

... War I officers) have been used in the show.

Apparently, there is filming happening at the castle tomorrow!

The Egyption exhibit downstairs in the old staff quarters was very interesting, too. The 5th Earl of Carnavon (the rich castle people...) discovered Tutankhamen's tomb with Henry Carter... I knew the name, but I hadn't known there was a connection with Highclere!

After making several keenly-anticipated ...

4 Days Visitng and being a Tourist

A travel blog entry by pennykmg on Aug 07, 2012

35 photos

... Dee, my friend from the Hard Rock Hotel in Bali.

When I left the Cafe, I looked at my map and realised how close I was to Buckingham Palace. So I decided I would take a detour and visit the Queen & Prince Phillip. I thought they might invite me in for a cuppa in return for driving Prince Phillip out at Greenwich. On my way down Constitution Hill towards the front gate of the palace, I heard lots of music and realised that I had just missed the changing ...

Scruffing a Turtle Neck

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on May 16, 2012

1 photo

... hopes of disappearing in a cloud of fur. She also does a very good otter imitation where she lays on her back with her paws tucked up on her chest and stomach. She will hold a catnip banana on her chest and can lie for hours in this position. She also almost has an owl imitation down pat and can almost turn her head around 180 degrees. She’s working on that one as it isn’t perfected yet. And there are ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Elcot, Newbury, is near River Kennet and Devils Den.
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