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  • Day3

    On the train to Huddersfield

    January 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Travelling through the English countryside one sees considerable green in the fields and sheep and horses and a few trailer parks, though not nice ones like you would see in Texas or Arizona. The hills roll gently and though we had a bit of blue sky yesterday, it is gloomy and grey today. The church is really the first I have seen here. Must not be looking in the right places. Arrived in Huddersfield on time and were picked up by Anna from Paxman who brought us to our hotel who had expected us yesterday. Somebody made a mistake when they booked and it wasn’t us! Went back to the office and met with Richard for over an hour. Our tech person who was supposed join us for the training emailed to say his flight had been cancelled as wouldn’t be coming. A blessing in disguise! This will save so much $$! Hope we sleep well tonight sine we need to be ready to go at 8 am tomorrow.Read more

  • Day12

    Burghley House

    August 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Biggest house west of the Pennines. Why wouldn’t we go.

    House built by Robert Cecil, Chief Minister of Elizabeth I and is big enough to have its own postcode.

    Had it’s usual ups and downs and like a lot of places is now a charitable trust to avoid death duties.

    Terrific place, muralled within an inch of it’s life with over 400 paintings on the wall. Current Marquise is married to a Director of Christies so that must help with the appraisals.

    Walk, walk, walk and more to see.

    Having a Rover P6 trial on the front lawn, lots of beautifully kept cars and people sitting around hoping someone will admire them.
    Usual sort of day out.

    Pouring with rain for part of the time so held up with all the local mothers and a zillion babies in the cafe.

    For all our sakes the rain did clear it was off to the gardens.
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  • Day4

    Burghley House, another little gem

    May 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    So, another gem found in the English countryside! The home of the Marquise of Exeter was definitely worth the visit. We got there right as it opened, no sleeping in today (except it opened at 11 am which was perfect for this group!). It took us a little bit to get our bearings and to make sure we were going the right way. You’d think everything was in a different language as often as we all look at each other with - “do you know what to do” look! The grounds around the house were slowly filling up but for the most part, it was a perfect visit. The house itself was built by Elizabeth the first’s finance minister. He never really lived at the house, but the rooms in how they went from Elizabethan to Victorian era decorations was very cool. Taylor really liked the bell room, she felt that she could get through all her Netflix shows if she could get the boys to listen and fulfill their supposed duties! Like Blenheim, the current Marquise still lives here in the lower private rooms, but all the main floor estate rooms are open to view. There were so many cool stories, like the fact that it has one of the best maintained Japanese/Chinese porcelain collection in the western world - the funny thing is that most of the pieces were hidden behind sealed up walls or being used as doorstops. There is also a massive collection of 1600 and 1700’s paintings - why? Well, first, they had the money to buy them, duh! But even better is that when the Marquise got into massive debt in the 1800’s, he had to sell a lot of his assets. Funny thing is that most of the older paintings were out of style and no one would buy them so he sold all the 1800’s paintings. A simple thing like that has left the estate with a crazy collection by today’s standards! Another funny story is that it was the 9th Marquise I think, that was won gold at the 1928 Olympics and was featured in Chariots of Fire (A whole new reason to go back and watch now Doc! Saw his medal and his shoes!). Finally, hearing stories from the guides about how one of the daughters during Queen Victoria joked about how her and Albert never came to breakfast and very rarely made it out of bed!!! Good ole Victoria! It’s good to be the Queen!

    This is another great place to stop, and mom, you’d be so proud, after paying for 4 entrances to Blenheim, I found a coupon that allowed for us to get a buy 1 get 1 at Burghley and Castle Howard, our destination tomorrow. Woohoo, it’s the small victories!
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  • Day4

    Taking time to enjoy the gardens

    May 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    After our house tour, we weren’t really in a rush to get to York (a 2 hour drive), so we decided to tour the grounds. Our time at Blenheim touring the grounds was only because Denise and I got lost, so this time, map in hand, we headed to the gardens. It was another beautiful day and the whole community was out enjoying the gardens and the surrounding park. You can see from the pictures the surprise garden where the Marquise hid pipes to surprise his guests with spouting water. Great fun! We ended our visit with some really good ice cream (Tay’s vanilla, yes, the vanilla, won the day! Brandon, I’m sorry you didn’t get to taste it, YUM!) a coke and a lazy walk back to the car. Not a bad way to start the day, waking up at 9, having a great breakfast, visiting a manor house for 3 hours and ending with some ice cream. Hard to go wrong from here!Read more

  • Day4

    Grantham to Nottingham

    August 28, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Today I'm taking the train from St. Pancras Station to Grantham. I don't think they actually filmed Downton Abbey in Grantham, but I recognize the name from the series. My super nice hosts in London took this picture of me, ready to embark on the hallway. If you want to take a look at the route, here's a link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1240101604Read more

  • Day1

    Urban Ramble, part 1

    January 24 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    This urban rambles tales us to the beautiful medieval city of Lincoln. Next day was the occasion of my uncle's 80th birthday bash in nearby Woodhall Spa and we decided to make a weekend of it.

    After checking in at the hotel, we proceeded to Brayford Pool, a natural lake formed from a widening of the River Witham; the north side is very modern, but behind it on a hill is the magnificent cathedral. The south side of the pool is the home of the University of Lincoln.

    We walked west along the Foss Dyke, possibly the oldest canal in England, and then cut up north along the expanse of West Common which was the site of the old Lincoln horse racing track as well as being used to test aircraft in WW1.

    We walked to the top of the hill (Lincoln Edge) to see Ellis's Windmill, the last one that remains of five there originally. From here we went to visit The Strugglers Inn (a magnificent real ale pub), The Lawn (a Greek revival building), Lincoln Castle (built by William the Conqueror) and Lincoln Cathedral (nearly a thousand years old).

    We proceeded past the Bishops' Palace (closed at the time) and down to the Lincoln Arboreum, a Victorian park to the east of the cathedral; this was funded by property speculation for the large Victorian houses on the north edge of the park!

    We walked down to the River Witham, seeing the old Ruston & Hornby site, part of Lincoln's engineering heritage and now under the ownership of Siemens, before ending up at the High Street. The 16th century House on High Bridge is one of only three bridges in the UK with shops on them. We went underneath, down and through the Glory Hole passage, before finishing where we started. Another excellent walk - and still more to see in Lincoln....
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  • Day5

    Den4 Cesta do UK V.

    May 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Tak sme vyrazili za Rebekou a zacali mierne problemy. A sice velmi slaby mobilny signal sposobil, ze sa nedal do navigacie v aute stiahnut ciel cesty. No odpustim si vsetky detaily, hlavne je, ze sme nakoniec k Rebeke dorazili, aj ked za mojho "mierneho" "frflania" na vsetko anglicke, pocnuc zlym mobilnym signalom, cez jazdenie na opacnej strane vozovky, system kolonialnych mier, az po samostatne kohutiky na horucu a studenu vodu. Foto Rebekinej izby vzhladom na prebiehajuci proces balenia vsetkych veci nepublikujeme. Dalsi dlhy den sme ukoncili spolocnou vecerou v stylovej restike The Spirit Of Endeavour (http://www.thespiritofendeavourboston.co.uk/).Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Lincolnshire, LIN, Lincolnscīr, لنكولنشاير, Графства Лінкальншыр, Линкълншър, Линкольншир, Swydd Lincoln, لینکلن‌شر, לינקולנשייר, लिंकनशायर, リンカンシャー, 링컨셔 주, Lincolniensis comitatus, Linkolnšyras, Linkolnšīra, لنکنشائر, Линколншир, ลิงคอล์นเชอร์, Лінкольншир, לינקאנשיר, 林肯郡

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