Brook Whipper-In Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Stratford upon Avon The promise of an eighteen degree sunny day has us excited as we set out on the Reader's Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Bard. Arriving at the town of the Bard, the Bardette twitches with excitement at the prospect of being in Jerusalem, Mecca or Stratford, whichever is today's reality. We cross a street to a park beside canal boats ready for river cruises. We stop to pay homage to a large statue of the Bard on a pedestal, surrounded ...
... someone's house with a car parked beside it, old schools and pubs. Good OS. Behind the Wake's house is a water canal complete with canal boats of varying sizes that are moored along the canal or along the Soar river it runs into just down the road. The Barrow Lock is a very short walk. It is amazing to see these, the difference in the water levels that they bridge and the simple mechanics by which they work. We did some research in the establishment just near the lock (the Soar ...
... hydro electric generator first established in 1898. Restored in 1988, it now provides one third of the electricity needs of the house and much of the water for the many fountains, cascades and gardens. We drove through very large paddocks with a mob of sheep here and a herd of deer there. On our way out we stop at the shop selling produce of the estate. There is fresh fruit and vegetables, jams, condiments, cheeses, lamb, beef and venison as well as frozen rabbit and pheasant. ...
... The Lady believes she was born to this life style and her charming daughter is now deeply envious. Retail therapy is needed for the Lady and after deciding where and when to meet I make a dash for the York Castle. It intrigued me. Built so high on a mound created by William the Conqueror in an earlier timber form. I did not see the Grand Old Duke, let alone any of his ten thousand men. Maybe they don't march in the rain. After a quick trip into ...
... Rich in the decorative arts - vividly fresh tapestries, silver, Sevres porcelain, renowned French and English furniture – Boughton is home to painting masterpieces by El Greco and Van Dyck, Batoni and Gainsborough to name but a few.