Travel Blogs from Burton upon Trent
... To do this we need many things, not least of which is a strong dependable workhorse to get us around and arguably no better vehicle exists for this than a Toyota Land Cruiser 80 series. So, here's a picture of our latest acquisition. It's nearly 20 years old and has done nearly 167,000 miles and still going strong. It's in standard shape right now and will be base lined for a long trip and have few modifications to ...
The rest of the day in the tent was given over to Urban music. Neither Julie nor I have any interest in the genre so we finally had an excuse to stagger, blinking, out into the sunlight. And it really was still sunny.
Funeral for a Friend were performing on the main stage. I’d been vaguely interested in seeing them but we had been dancing for the best part of 5 hours with only cider for fuel so we opted for a look at the food stalls and both ended ...
... of wind turbines in the fields. Every vista features a cluster of the white giants looming over crops and livestock. Of course, it is difficult to admire the scenery when pressured by traffic to travel at 70 mph! Nottingham meant an outing to Sherwood Forest and we were lucky enough to stumble across a group of enthusiastic history buffs who had created a medieval village in a clearing. It turns out that Isobel ...
Another 'first week in July', another Godiva Festival. This was looking like a good one. I’d taken the day off to do some messing about and to get checked in to the Days Hotel before meeting Julie at the station. We’d been keeping an eye on the weather all week and it looked likely that there would be some rain but hopefully not loads. Occasional light showers were predicted for the Friday evening with a chance of more of the same at some time on Sunday. ...
... few permanently moored boats here, just before the Netherton Tunnel. They welcome visitors, so maybe next time.
We stopped on bollards at Windmill End to remove various items from the prop. A boat came from the tunnel and turned under the bridge towards Hawne Basin, and we followed about five minutes behind.
We noticed several History trail sculptures with information along this stretch, but the writing was too small to see easily from the boat. We ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed