The Hanmer Arms
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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An early morning start with the alarm going off at 7:50 so we can be down for breakfast at 8:30 The sun is up and it looks like it's going to be a great day..... One problem we have no idea what time we should be at the vineyard !!! It's too early at the moment all I get is an answer machine !!!! So after a hearty breakfast - no menu just order direct from the chef !! We set off on a taxi and arrived at the vineyard. The sun is up and ...
... a train. A big farm tractor was pulling a single coach which could seat several dozen passengers, four abreast.
It was a slow ride up a steep hill and through a beautiful forest. And then we slowly rode down another steep hill back to the station.
It wasn't a guided tour or anything like that. The tractor driver simply drove, and we simply enjoyed looking at the trees. Occasionally we passed someone who had hiked up on foot from ...
... to Preston, turning down the M6 for a short way the turning off we headed across country via Chester, into Wales via Wrexham, Oswestry and finally arrived three hours later at Shrewsbury. With the roof down on the BMW and a sunny 22 degrees it was a great journey. Our hotel for the two nights is a 16 th century inn with only 4 boutique rooms. We are staying in the lime suite !!! With old oak beams and rickety staircases which squeak ...
... pumps, all sorts of steam-powered stuff
As mentioned in our previous blog, we have bought a Motorhome. Whilst we were in Whitby, we were trying to arrange insurance for said Motorhome. We were amazed at how difficult it was – we were British residents; we didn’t have any experience with driving a Motorhome; we didn’t have a UK driver’s licence; the list seemed endless. Anyway, after making a quick phone call back home ...
... of an extremely rare, moated, 16th century, half timbered manor house virtually untouched since. It looked as if it was a film set but it is totally real. We had a great tour of the building & were very impressed with the place.
Our next stop was Haughmond Abbey, a ruined Augustinian abbey near Shrewsbury, another casualty of the dissolution of the ...