Wells, Stonehengeand lunch at Shepton Mallet

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another fantastic day. Drove to Wells in the county of Somerset. Once again the
garmin found a parking area for us so parked Charley Helios for a few hours and started walking.
Wells is the smallest  city in England and is surrounded by stunning countryside at the foot of the Mendip Hills. It is a medievil city and of course has some extraordinary history as well as being very pleasing to the eye. It has a 13th century Bishops Palace still surrounded by a moat. great to walk around the place. Wells's main feature is the Wells Cathedral.It's origin dates back to 12th century and it took 150 years to complete. It is so big and beatiful and very hard to describe. It is truly something to be seen. Took us hours to walk through it and the attention to detail everywhere is awe inspiring. If you can look the cathedral up on the internet it is well worth a visit. Walked around some more and all to soon it was time to find Charlie again and move on.
Next stop Stonehenge which its exact purpose is still a mystery today. Impressive to look at providing you know something about it otherwise it would not impress you. It has become very touristy now and not very well done either. More like a cattle drive but we are glad we saw it just the same. A bit hungry by then and decided to find a little inn somewhere and eat something. Not as easy as it sounds because by then it was 2pm and most of them were closed. However came across the village of Shepton Mallet and found the Thached Cottage Inn. Lovely inside and they were still happy to make a meal for us and good it was as well. Had a good chat with the guy behind the bar who introduced us to the chef and staff and of course we once again left later than we meant to. Oh but it was a great hour and a half.
Driving home again after all that through the narrowest roads we have ever come across. A bit of a job passing other vehicles at times. Good fun though and to us unique.
Chatted to a few people in the park in the evening, all very nice and  a good time was held by all.

Graham so far we have seen only 2  Stobart trucks, you are getting of lightly. Hope the trip to Truro will be the same. See you in Truro
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jamieandnat on

Hi Rick and Will, just looked at your blog and saw you were in Shepton. I would have liked to join you as I might have found some relatives!! Dad's father was born in a small village just beside Shepton and I still have't got there to visit! Happy travels and lovely to catch up the other day!. Jamie and Nat

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