The Crown of Crucis Country Inn and Hotel
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Here we are in Malmesbury, the "Queen of the hilltop towns" and reportedly the place of the oldest continuous settlement in England. King Athelstan died here in 709 and was buried in the Abbey, which is virtually next door to where we are staying in a home exchange organised by Trish and Ray.
It's an old house, over three levels and quite comfortable despite its plumbing issues.
We all love Malmesbury. The ...
... we went to Bristol, which I would say Bristol is to England, what Austin is to Texas. And by that, Bristol exudes that super artsy, up and coming, hippy vibe. It is most famous for Bansky, which is a street artist that I am fascinated by. I mentioned him earlier when I went to London but he was believed to have been born in Bristol and has a lot of famous works there. So we walked around town looking at all the Banksy's and shopped. More dreams came true that ...
... Abbey but after the Dissolution of the Moasteries in 1539 the Crown took its lands. These days the estate is owned by the National Trust and operates as working farm. Sherbourne House itself has been turned into privately owned apartments. Next I stopped to have a quick look at Windrush and of course its church which was sweetly decorated for the Harvest Festival. The Barringtons were my next port of call; a kind of twisted homage to my ex, Barrington. Great Barrington is ...
... 70,000 kilometres in a stupid amount of different types of transport including camel;
This blog has been predominantly for my benefit - so that I have a record of my adventures - but also so that my family knew that I was alive and roughly where in the world I was. I didn't expect quite so many ...
... however we saw the buildings took heaps of photos. It was similar to Cambridge but I actually think Cambridge was more impressive architecturally. Anyhow, it was too difficult to do more so we thought we would head onto Avebury Manor which we saw on a BBC show called "To the Manor Reborn". On our way we saw more of the English countryside. It is very pretty and in spite of how many people live in the UK there is lots of it. It seems like ...