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Cotswold District

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  • Day34

    Stow on the Wold

    September 3 in the United Kingdom

    We stayed at the Kings Arms in Stow on the Wold.

    It's a small market town in the Cotswolds, at the junction of six roads.

    So of course we counted at least six pubs in the market square here the Kings Arms reigns.

    Charles I stayed here before the Battle of Naseby (he lost).

    The carpark is up a lane and a walled drive that was designed for wheel barrows or double prams as we saw in the morning.

    The town is great, all Cotswold stone, designer shops, one way streets and old ladies with walkers.

    We think it’s “let’s see the Cotswolds” place for people doing tours from London.

    Excellent place although the ascent to the room waa a bit like the last stage to Everest.
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  • Day34

    Brouton-on-the-Water Model Village.

    September 3 in the United Kingdom

    What was it with the 1930’s.
    Entertainment was obviously lacking as all across the land people set out to immortalise their lives with model villages.

    Brouton has one as well.

    A local publican at the Old-New Hotel started a model village and as they say the rest is an interesting tourist attraction that has a toilet when in need.

  • Day35

    Hidecote Gardens

    September 4 in the United Kingdom

    Let’s go to Hidecote Gardens, only 20mins up the road and it’s mostly road not lane.

    Ah, we have been here before. Not to worry says Bernadette I don’t remember anyway. Alas.

    Still a lovely place particularly without the heat and crowds of last time.

    School is back and the demographic has certainly changed. Average age increased by 45years and the walking aids by a hundred fold.

    The National Trust has had the property for 70 years, left to them by Lawrence Johnston who created the gardens between 1907 and 1938. A major in the army he also had the good fortune to be the son of a very rich American mother who bought him the property as a “blank canvas” and $20 million on her death.

    It’s good to be a gardener.
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  • Day316


    July 7 in the United Kingdom

    Unser letzter Stop in den Cotswolds war dann in dem unglaublich idyllischen Dörfchen namens Bibury. Vor allem berühmt ist die eine Straße aus Cottages, die irgendwann 1300 errichtet wurden. Das Licht hat den Stein einfach nur strahlen lassen. Es war echt hübsch!
    Auch Bibury soll in Bridget Jones mitgespielt haben, oder auch in Stardust. Das glaub ich auf jeden Fall gerne. Das ist so schön, dass da quasi jeder Film irgendeine Szene drehen sollte!
    In Bibury sind wir ein bisschen spazieren gegangen und haben mal wieder viele Bilder gemacht - wie denn auch nicht, wenn alles um einen rum so unglaublich schön ist?!
    Unser Cotswolds-Abenteuer haben wir dann mit einem Eis auf einer Mauer in der Sonne an dem Flüsschen sitzend abgeschlossen. Das war einfach nur ideal und hat mein Glücklichkeitslevel noch mal gesteigert. Ich bin zwar echt müde jetzt, aber auch wirklich glücklich!
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  • Day7

    A stroll thru the Cotswolds

    August 2 in the United Kingdom

    I feel like I have just walked thru a fairy tale or one of my favorite novels, it was lovely-lovely-lovely (been told that is actually one word, lol).

  • Day64

    Tetbury: a Market Town

    July 4 in the United Kingdom

    Tetbury is one of many small, beautiful villages in the Cotswolds. It has an old Market Hall, dating from 1655 that was open. We bought a meat pie (meatloaf wrapped in flaky pastry) for lunch, and some strawberry jam to take home.

    Chipping Steps goes up the hill to the market area (chipping means market), and passes by some charming 17th-18th Century homes. Almost all the buildings in the Cotswolds are made of limestone--so pretty!Read more

  • Day6

    St. Edwards Church - A Tolkien Moment

    August 1 in the United Kingdom

    Outside of this door, J.R.R. Tolkien sat and penned a scene in his trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." Can you guess what part of the book he had in mind?(I'm giving a hint in the video)😋

  • Day64

    The Police Museum

    July 4 in the United Kingdom

    The Police Museum with its old courtroom was something unusual and interesting to visit. There was a meeting going on in the Courtroom, so we couldn't go in, but I peeked in and took a quick photo from the doorway.

  • Day65

    Chavenage Tour

    July 5 in the United Kingdom

    On our tour we saw the bed that Oliver Cromwell slept in, when he made a visit to the owners. During England's civil war (1642-46) between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians, Cromwell was trying to get support to have King Charles I killed.

    The Cromwell bedroom is used in filming Poldark. It has wool tapestries on the walls, and they were made to fit the room.

    The next bedroom has silk tapestries on its walls. It contains several military weapons and a helmet, which is surprisingly heavy! Above the fireplace is a hat cover, used to keep the hat from getting dusty when out riding. When two men on horseback met on the road, they would quickly put on their hats, and the one with the smaller hat had to give way to the other, out of respect. Wish we had some way of giving or receiving right of way on some of these narrow roads!Read more

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