Stu is playing Golf at Bowood Hotel and Spa Country House and Golf Course. I am going to look round Aylesbury.
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    Tea at Compos

    October 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Eating tea at Compos cafe! Long time since we've been here. Nearly home, and then ready for the next trip.

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    Homeward bound

    October 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Set off from Bowood and headed towards Laycock, where they filmed Downton, Harry Potter and others. Lovely village, mainly owned by the National Trust. Stu thought it had been built as a film set - very picturesque.Read more

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    Off to the Avenue

    October 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    I then went off to see the Avenue, which runs from Avebury towards the long barrow. It's pretty amazing to drive down a country road and to suddenly see all these standing stones in a field. From here, you can just make out the A4, behind which is the Sanctuary. From the Sanctuary you can see the long barrow.Read more

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    Sanctuary

    October 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Then off to the Sanctuary. The building which they think was here was about 12 foot tall and so would have been seen from the nearby long barrow. There were also about 6 round barrows here too.

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    Kennett Long Barrow

    October 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    So, made my way up the hill to the long barrow. What an amazing place! To think, it's been there over 5,500 years ( well before I was born!). Its been excavated, and opened so that we can look inside. There were over 40 burials, over a 1,000 year period, children , adults and the elderly; who suffered from arthritis and tooth decay.Read more

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    Bowood Spa Hotel and golf course

    October 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Got here around 10:30, after a trip round a lovely new Tecso in Calne (and a few wrong turns!). Stu had his bacon butty and met up with other investors to enjoy a round of golf on a lovely, clear, but cool day. I, o the other hand, was off to Kennett Long Barrow.Read more

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    Avebury

    October 1, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Somewhere I've wanted to come forever! And even Stu was surprised at how large some of the stones are. Very accessible, unlike Stonehenge, you can walk around and amongst the stones as well as along part of the henge. Just having a quick pit stop in The Rel Lion before walking along the ridgeway to Kennett Long Barrow.Read more

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    Royal Wootton Bassett

    October 1, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Stopped to grab some breakfast in this lovely village. Fabulous bakery, where Stu enjoyed a steak pasties. He keeps going on about it, so it must have been good!!