The Bell Hotel
Travel Blogs from Faringdon
There is a lovely pace of life in the Cotswolds and the lanes and roads are quintessential England: trees that meet over the road and feels like you are driving inside a green tunnel. The honey coloured stone lets you know exactly where in England you are even if you don't have a map or a GPS. After having a lovely meander through the stone-walled lanes and wandering though an open garden, I set off for a short drive to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. ...
... C.S. Lewis and seeing places and events that were written into the Narnia books. A supper of wine, cheese and crackers as the sun went down capped off a "brilliant" day. (A very British word). Helpful fact for all you Thames cruisers- you are only allowed to moor at a spot for 24 hrs, who knew! We found a scrap of paper attached to the side window informing us of that fact and warning of a £100 fine for non-compliance. (To be continued ...
... of us getting side-on in the current before a lock. It took 6 of us on 2 long lines to get the stern back in the right direction. Our skipper, Earl, did a superb job and we had no issues as the crew got used to casting on and off at the various locks. By the time we reached the last locks the lock keepers had gone home for the night but with easy instructions posted on ...
... to pay to see the Roman Bath (the King's Bath) and it was just how I expected it to be. We got some photos then went via the front door to the info centre. I got the obligatory postcard and we found out where the Subway was for lunch. We also found out where the Jane Austen centre was. Daryl let me go in after lunch and I really enjoyed learning more about one of my favourite authors. We only had two hours on the carpark ...
... to Faringdon for some afternoon tea. The signpost had said 'Historic Town"... we find "Boganville". Two men loiter in the carpark as we walk through to a nearby cafe. Hilary notices them climbing over one car and scrawling something on it's back window. As we order our drinks, one comes in to tell the shop girl that someone has kicked in a car outside then leaves... Sophia has already called the police, having watched the drama unfold. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed