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Sep 10, 2016 - Name that town

Dis is muh aintre fuh tday....Wait! I must be too far removed from the intellectual atmosphere of Oxford!! Actually, in spite of all the places I visited today, I am not actually that geographically far from Oxford. All the rain today did not deter me from my appointed rounds. Fortunately for me, and in light of international horse trials taking place 8-11 September, Blenheim Palace was open, and lucky for me it was. Be sure to put this on your list of places to see. Alas, due to the horse jamboree and the 12th Duke of Marlborough being in...

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Sep 10, 2016 - Cirencester 2

This is an early update for three reasons. I'll do a proper one after I finish my travels of the day. First, Mike correctly identified Charles Dodgson, a mathematician by trade, as Lewis Carroll, his pen name and the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It turns out there was a real Alice, and she was the daughter of the dean of the college where he taught. They did play croquet together on the college's green sans the Queen of Hearts or the Mad Hatter. Her cat in a tree apparently served as his inspiration for the Cheshire...

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Jul 27, 2013 - Cirencester

Matt needed to collect some parts from a place near Cirencester; he said it was more or less on his way to meet up with the rest of the family who were at the Dog Show event and I had seen some of Cirencester previously and was keen to see a bit more, and Jennie wanted to revisit an antique shop she'd been to before, so off we went. First stop was NOT COFFEE, but lunch at a pub near the Cathedral before Matt continued on his way. Then we split Bev and I to the museum Jennie to find her shop. Here we found out a lot more about the...

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May 6, 2012 - Cotswolds

We had a list of villages that we thought looked interesting so set off the southern most lot. Bourton on Water was said to be one of the prettiest. All the street parking was taken so we found a metered parking area, which by the time we left was also packed including 6-8 tourist buses. Yve took to the shops and Mike and I began a tour of the town including some winding side streets. I only saw a few people, some on horses. There were stables and larger houses or complexes of houses, on the outskirts. There seemed to be older people,...

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Europe 2012

Sep 23, 2008 - Cotswolds

The ferry trip across from Ireland was much slower this time so it made for a pretty long day by the time we arrived in the Cotswolds. The weather has been absolutely glorious. Still cool in the evenings but lovely and sunny and warm during the day. We are staying at a little town called Cirencester which is the oldest market town in the Cotswold area. Sunday we had our itinerary all worked out but as usual things didn’t quite work to plan. We headed off to have a look at Painswick which is very picturesque and has a lovely old church and a...

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Aug 30, 2007 - Touring the Cotswolds

My time in the Cotswolds has been very pleasant indeed. Nice and relaxing starting with a mid morning coffee and a browse around the Cirencester shops before heading off to find a good pub for lunch. But we did do some sight seeing along the way both before and after. The Cotswolds is similar to much of England with quaint stone walls and lovely stone houses but the difference comes from the colour of the stone. It is of golden hue and with the sun finally shining, really seems to bath all of the Cotswolds in that golden light of...

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Denise's UK Holiday

Aug 28, 2007 - Catching up with Em in Cirencester

After leaving Winchester, I headed on to Cirencester, my main goal for the day. I was here to spend time catching up with Emma and Mark and to meet their little baby boy, Hunter. Who is just adorable. Both Em and I have come along way since we did triathlons together and it was really nice to just relax and spend time catching up. And of course, Em took me on some lunchtime tours of some fantastic little pubs while she showed me around the very scenic areas of the Cotswolds. But more on that tomorrow..

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Denise's UK Holiday

May 3, 2007 - Cirencester

The sun is taking longer and longer to come out in the morning. But it isn't raining, so no reason NOT to take another walk. Alison, Patricia's friend and neighbour in Blockley, is a garden designer who is busy with her own private business. Today she has to go to Cirencester and Cheltenham to see some clients, and she has been kind enough to let me tag along with her. I will have limited time in each city, but at least it's a taste -- I can always return another time. Cirencester (cester indicates a Roman fortress or encampment) is the...

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