Day 13 - Warwick to Swindon
Trip Start Jul 01, 2013
46Trip End Aug 24, 2013
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After breakfast, we headed off to Warwick Castle. Temperature today in Warwick, 31 and everyone we spoke to says that this is the hottest it has been for 6 years. We are very lucky that the weather has been lovely.
We spent 3 hours at Warwick Castle looking around and walking up and down at least 7 spiral staircases and several other normal stairs. What a work out! Going up the first spiral staircase, it was very close and all I could see was the steps, as they were very steep
After the castle, we headed to Leamington to do some washing, so had a nice rest for an hour and a half, before we headed off for our next stop, which was going to be Swindon.
We decided to have a look at Stratford upon Avon, but when we got there, the crowds in the streets were huge so we just decided to keep going. The town looked like York and Warwick, so we were not too concerned as I am sure that we will see something better along the way.
As we arrived in Swindon, we came upon a roundabout. I had been told of several "special" roundabouts in England, but had totally forgotten about them. Next thing I know, I am looking at a sign for the “Magic Roundabout” (5 small roundabouts contained in 1 big one). Darryl managed to negotiate through it and we found our hotel
One big problem, when we went to park the car, we went around the block and encountered some one way streets and found ourselves going through some very narrow housing streets in Swindon. We eventually made our way out of the suburban streets and where do you think we ended up, back on the roundabout. We were trying to avoid it, but we managed to get through it again. OMG it was scary (see picture and you will see why).
Anyway, finally got to hotel and have just had dinner and now relaxing in an airconditioned room, no previous hotel has had airconditioning, so this is really nice.