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Salisbury

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  • Day26

    Salisbury

    August 26 in the United Kingdom

    Wet weather day.
    Plan was to go to Salisbury, see the Cathedral and a few other bits and ancient pieces then head a little south for either another “Big House” or an early afternoon. See any pattern emerging here.
    Wet and colder today at top of 18.
    So what’s the plan?
    Go to Salisbury, see the Cathedral and a few other bits and ancient pieces then head a little south for either another “Big House” or an early afternoon.

    We found out that the Great Dorset Steam Festival is on south of Salisbury.
    This is enormous with over 200,000 steam tragics camping, oh ING and ahing over the Bank Holiday weekend.
    We were warned of horrendous traffic, general mayhem and gridlock. Got to Salisbury in good order and time, all the traffic must be bogged down in the fields .

    We stumbled on a National Trust property we hadnt realised was in Salisbury, Mompesson House. Its close by the Cathedral, in the Cathedral Close in fact and is a very livable Queen Anne era Townhouse. Are we getting value from the National Trust membership or not?

    Was owned by a London architect who used it as a weekender before he left it to the Trust.
    A weekender!
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  • Day26

    Salisbury Cathedral

    August 26 in the United Kingdom

    Biggest cloister east, west or anywhere else near the Pennines. Huge,the largest in England and in excellent nick.
    Raining and raining so we just had to go into the Cathedral. Quite different from a lot of others as it was built in only 38years so has a consistent style. High gothic.
    Has the oldest mechanic clock in the world built in 1338 and still running. No face, just clanged the hours. Has been moved severally times and ended in the Cathedral. Amazing.

    Cathedral also has one of only four existing copies of the original 40 copies of the Magna Carter.

    It’s shown in the Cathedral Chapter House which is very cool with Bible stories carved around the wall.

    Great way to get out of the rain........
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  • Day20

    Salisbury day 20 Sat 12 May 2018

    May 12 in the United Kingdom

    Light not working in Kasbah’s hall in Ryde so used phone torch on the stairs. Arrived at Wightlink Fishbourne and told to come back after 10am for our 11am booked ferry spot. We drove onto the ferry and up a ramp to an upper deck. On returning to the car at the end of the crossing to Portsmouth the car alarm was sounding. Fortunately unlocking the doors turned off the noise. While waiting in the car to drive off the ferry the floor the car was sitting on descended and became a steep ramp to drive to the lower deck. We then drove to Salisbury and used the park and ride from Peterfinger to get into the city. Wandered around the old town and had lunch at Bills pub. Walked to Salisbury Cathedral and saw one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. Set the GPS to Studland Beach to see Harry's Rocks (chalk sea stacks at the end of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset), but unfortunately the GPS took us to a chain operated car ferry near Poole on the wrong side of the bay. So we continued on towards Neitherleigh Bed and Breakfast. There was a group of deer grazing beside the highway (no stags) unconcerned by card roaring past at to up to 70 miles per hour only a few yards away. Stopped briefly at Chideock to photograph some of the many thatched houses there. Unfortunately the idyllic Netherleigh Snug Room does not quite match the internet but we will be comfortable. Dinner at the Hunters Lodge pub a short walk from our accommodation in Cooks Lane Axminster.Read more

  • Day5

    Salisbury

    September 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Unser Aiko lief heute Morgen leider nur auf 3 Pfoten, es war wieder mal soweit, Aiko hatte eine Überbeanspruchung seiner Gelenke. Dies bedeutete für Aiko Schmerzmittel und keine grossen Anstrengungen.
    so fuhren wir heute nach Salisbury. Mit 4 Büssli unterwegs ist so eine Sache, parkieren dann eine andere😱 Auf dem Weg dort hin standen wir auf einmal voreiner Brücke wo sie etwas von uns wollten, eigentlich waren es ja nur 50 pence, doch was macht man wenn man keine geeignete hat....man wirft das Doppelte rein😉 ein weiterer Schwierigkeitsgrad dann für Richi und Didi die alleine unterwegs sind, der Münzeinwurf ist rechts😳Dann hatte Stefanie und Cyrill gar kein Kleingeld und mussten den Hilfeknopf drücken😱Abenteuer und Adrenalin puur...
    Wir merkten bald dass dies gar nicht so einfach war, zusammen bleiben....Tiefgarage nur 2m, oh weh...Parkplatz überfüllt...wo sind jetzt die anderen? Angekommen nach der Stadtbesichtigung in Salisbury auf dem Camping sorgten die 4 Schweizer für weiteres Aufsehen, 4 Büssli ( Camper Van)....keiner hatte einen Clubausweis... so wurden zuerst mal alle Daten aufgenommen und in ganz englischer Manier jedem einen separaten Platz zentimetergenau vom Rasenchef zugewiesen😀😂

    Camping: SalisburyCamping and Caravanning Club Site
    Bemerkungen: sehr sauberer Platz, alles nach englischen Regeln, wir wurden auf den Platz begleitet und durften den Wagen nach Anleitung hinstellen, Top :-)
    Wetter: tagsüber wolkig und warm, abends Regen, zum ersten Mal Calicap montiert
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  • Day9

    Salisbury

    July 30, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Die Kathedrale von Salisbury ist nicht nur wunderschön, sie beherbergt auch die Magna Carta. In diesem gefeierten Kronjuwel der Rechtsstaatlichkeit wurde unter anderem festgehalten, dass vor dem Gesetz alle gleich behandelt werden müssen und dass man Juden geborgtes Geld nicht in jedem Fall zurück geben muss (kein Scherz!). Unser Guide verliebt sich außerdem sofort in Kuno und trägt ihn durch die Hallen der Kathedrale.Read more

  • Day9

    Salisbury, England

    March 12, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Early morning (6am) and quick breakfast before taking tube to Gloucester Road to meet up with Day Tours London. Our tour guide was Rosie for our day tour to Stonehenge and Bath. Started with a 2hr ride to Stonehenge. When we arrived at Stonehenge it was clouded in fog. We got our audio guides and took a shuttle to the site from visitors center. We circled the stones and spent about 2 hrs there before rejoining the bus and making way for Bath. Bath was an interesting city armed with some interesting history. Roman baths, buried and restored, covered by Georgian style bathstone architecture. We spent ~3hr in Bath, circling the town, really just looking at the buildings and window shopping. We crossed the "bridge w/ shops" and followed the River Aron down before making way back to the center of town. Got a few small snacks. M got a bath pie pasty with meat, onion and sweet potatoes in a thick pepper sauce. Was pretty good.

    Dinner was at Burger & Shake, up the street from our hotel. It was pretty good. More Americanized than the previous burger place we went to.
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