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Oct 7, 2016 - Cotswolds - Chipping Campden

We took the train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh on Friday evening and got to Chipping Campden in time for dinner at the Inn where we were staying. We had two local ales, a light HPA and a darker one. The Inn is a XIV century building with low ceilings... And after a generous breakfast we were ready to start hiking.

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Jun 22, 2016 - whirlwind tour of the Cotswolds

Last full day of holidays as tomorrow will be spent packing and heading to Heathrow area for our final night in the UK. Donna had done her travel agent thing and come up with an itinerary that had us visiting several Cotswold villages using 4 different bus companies. We put our runners on for today as we were going to be on the go from 7:00AM (yes, this was Donna's idea!). She had discovered a pass that allowed as many transfers on any bus company for the day. It may surprise you that we were actually early (even at that time) so were into...

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Oct 17, 2015 - Broadway to Chipping Camden

Staying at Dove Cottage was like being in another time period. You could feel the past creep up on you. There you were in a stone outbuilding with the cold continually creeping into your bones. Tending doves, scrapping their droppings up, feeding and fattening them 'til time for them to go to the market. Day after day after day! You wonder what the dove keepers feelings were, did they want a different life, were they content or dispossessed? Oh, if only those cotes could tell! What a wonderful day we had hiking! Our hike would take us 6...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Mickleton,Chipping Campden

We knew we must be leaving the Lakes area for the Cotswalds this morning as the sun was shining and there was very little wind. The 200 mile drive was quick, primarily along the M6 where the average allowable speed is 70mph. With an early fuel stop we reached Stafford on Avon at 1300hrs and took the opportunity to show Jan, William Shakespear's birth place. After a brief coffee break and a Cream and Strawberry Crepe, we wandered the city centre to discover that a major renovation is underway on the site and not due for completion until...

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Mar 9, 2013 - Mechanical Museum, Chipping Campden and finally Broadway

The weather had been really wet so we had a few days in the coach. So on the Saturday we visited the Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music. Our guided tour of this small museum was fascinating with our guide telling the history of mechanical music by demonstrating antique music boxes, barrel organs and automata. From there we visited the old market town of Chipping Campden. The narrow main street had many old buildings giving an impression of what a wool town may have looked like in the Middle Ages if you can close your eyes to the...

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Oct 18, 2010 - Chipping Campden, England

Arrived here Mid-day, old medieval town. Went for a hike on one of the many trails that are in the Cotswolds area. The hiked we went up to Dover's hill that overlook the town, where since 1612 they had the Cotswold games.One of the contest noted for the area is shin kicking.Staying in a B&B at the edge of town. Heading for London to drop off the van. Ate a great Indian meal in one of the hotel in town.

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Sep 16, 2009 - The Cotswolds

Monday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 16 The first place we visited just after leaving Oxford was Blenheim Palace, built by the Duke of Marlborough in the 1700's when Queen Anne rewarded him for winning a major battle in Europe against the Germans. It a a HUGE Palace and we enjoyed it immensely. We then continued on to the Cotswolds by a circuitous route through a tiny town called Minster Lovell, and then on to Chipping Campden where we were greeted warmly at our B&B, the Bramley House. The restaurant we chose, Lygon Arms Hotel, in...

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Aug 31, 2009 - Chipping Away

The taxi driver proved to be a very congenial chap. In common with nearly everyone in England he had a relative in Australia so we were bosom pals within minutes. The 12 miles passed swiftly and then we were in amongst the honey coloured stone buildings of the delightful Chipping Campden, crowded with sunny Brits enjoying the last day of their extended weekend. Our driver knew the town well but had not heard of the Cushion and Thistle Inn. He stopped and asked. He asked again and this time came back with the news that our reserved room was...

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Aug 17, 2008 - London

First day in London we trained to Waterloo where the London Eye is, then did a cruise down the river to Greenwich Village. It was so funny to see everybody lining up to have their photo taken on the line on the ground which signifies GMT time. Next day Dana showed us around where she works at Chelsea, then we caught the no. 11 bus into town ...cheap tourist trip past Victoria Station, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Downing St, and St Pauls Cathedral. Went into St Pauls, where all around are gravestones of various people, and in the crypt...

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