Warner Holme Lacy House Hotel
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We knew it was Ben Disraeli's country pad but had no idea it had played such a huge part in the War effort.
The dingy little map rooms, set up in what used to be some sort of ice house bunker, were home to map-makers creating intricate maps of Germany to be used in British bombing raids.
The intricate patterns of the formal gardens were almost as fascinating.
On a ...
... I would have been compatible. Anyway, we drove back through Upton-upon-Severn and Bishops Cleve and into the lovely Cotswolds on a bright sunny day. Manual steering and partly mechanical brakes kept me on my toes at first but the wooden frame was wonderfully flexible and I was able to throw the car around nicely. Our car had a MX-5 gearbox and a Ford 2lt motor and performed very well. The tight twisting roads through the Cotswolds were ...
... international teams, with their first game against New Zealand in 1907. Momentous victories were against the 1972 All Blacks and 1992 Wallabies (RWC holders at the time). Their victory over the All Blacks is held in such high regard, because the Welsh national team has never beaten New Zealand in over 100 years.
Though Swansea which is quite a large city with a port and lots of industry; it is a combination of new and old, nice and not so.We head further east ...
... to tree section and managed to get into Winchcombe. And lo and behold before I can walk to our B'nB who do I spy sitting in the local cafe enjoying sandwiches and a 'cuppa' (yes Lee has succumbed to the local customs and lingo). Yes it's Lee.
Tomorrow is a significantly longer day, well technically the day is the same but the walk is significantly longer. It rises and falls more as well but it's also the start of significantly more Roman ruins and ...
... to the beautiful gardens that are beside the river and had a look round them. They are just beautiful. You have to pay to go into them which is odd but worth the one pound twenty pence. A truly lovely place to sit, relax and soak up a few rays. The cafe in the park was not open today so we found a great place for a coffee right on the Pultney bridge looking directly down the river Avon and the horseshoe weir. Such a beautiful view. While we were sitting having a coffee and ...