Hagley Court Hotel
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After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
... time we passed the pub and turned right up the Cannock Extension Canal which runs dead straight for 1½ miles to Norton Canes Boatbuilders and the A5. Halfway along there are two basins which used to be loading bays for the colliery. They now contain several permanently moored boats. The colliery is gone and the land around has returned to woodland and farmland with some open heath areas.
We turned in the entrance to the boatyard, and got a large heavy ...
Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... was really good. We then went and had some lunch, walked the 530 steps of the towers, watched a fantastic birds of prey show and a flame-throwing trebuchet that happens to be the biggest working one in the world at the moment. It was spectacular!
We found our accommodation which is about 2 klms form the castle, unpacked and headed off into town where we had some chinese food and we are just settling down for the evening...
Slept well and enjoyed a lengthy swim in Rob's pool before breakfast. Water was surprisingly warm for this time of the year. After breakfast Derek and I headed off to meet his family in Hereford. We arrived at Malcolm and Fiona's home in Lugwardine just before 12 and found that most of the family were already there. I met the rest of the Harris family, Sarah and husband Simon and daughter Isabella who was very cute and was ...
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