Claverton Country House Hotel
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... funding for Battle Abbey as penance for the bloodshed and as a memorial to the 7,000 dead. We saw the spot where the abbey's high altar stood: the site where Harold died, the result of an arrow in the eye. There is a very good 'discovery centre', including a film that recreates the rather bloody battle, and a museum that describes how this pivotal battle shaped English history. Although little ...
... around and took some pictures with Trafalgar Square but we plan to explore it some more in the next week. We then caught a bus towards Russell Square to find where our hotel is that we're staying in the night before contiki. We found it pretty easy and it was only one bus! Then we caught the underground back towards Trafalgar Square had some lunch and went for a big walk just to make us familiar with how to get around London. We did go to Horse Guards Parade and took some ...
... white cliffs along the coast. Nice lunch (yup, G&Ts, another pub), then a couple of hours wandering around Lewes. Explored Lewes Castle which dates back to 1069. Magnificent, but that's enough thanks. Another cafe for coffee and post card writing before making our way to East Sussex National golf club. Looked good, but sadly lacking in the ladies retail department!
Cuddles with Barney on returning to our apartment, before cooking dinner for Clare's sister and ...
... watch on the
comings and goings of the ferries in the harbour for about an hour.
The weather has improved and we have had 3 lovely sunny days, Monday to
Wednesday, this meant lazing about outside the caravan for 2 days and
a visit to North Kent on Wednesday. Margate, we had heard some bad
reports of this town and when we arrived we agreed with the
reports so didn't even stop, instead we drove on to Broadstairs, ...
... park was so icy that we decided it was too dangerous to move the car, so we walked, which probably wasn't much safer. Still, we found catnip pills for Minx, so it wasn't a total waste. We also did find eggs at a small shop in some other town on the way home.
Dinner was roast beef, green beans, and yorkshire puddings. Seemed very English. Then we watched the X-Factor, which also seemed very English.