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Jan 3, 2014 - Day 7 - North Cotswolds

We drove to Stow on the Wold and went to a quaint cafe and had an African pastry. We then walked around Bourton on the Water (really high river) and had lunch in an old pub in Lower Slaughter. We then drove and walked around Cirencester before going home.

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Mar 5, 2013 - A trip around some Cotswold villages

It was another beautiful day so we did a tour of a number of the pretty Cotswold villages. Our first stop was Great Tew a small village with thatched cottages and honey- coloured houses. From there we made our way to Stow-on-the-Wold and had a wander through this small market town with its market place and narrow walled alleyways which were originally designed for funnelling sheep into the market. After lunch we headed to Lower Slaughter. This is a really pretty village which has the River Eye snaking through the streets of old stone...

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Sep 20, 2012 - Stow-on-the-Wold towards London

Wendy's Birthday Happy Birthday, Wendy! Thursday September 20 After another “hearty breakfast this morning at ‘Number Four at Stow’, we spent some time in the hotel making use of their wireless internet access before we headed out to find a local laundry. The reality of travel and living out of suitcases hits home now and then and we have to hunt for a laundry. We asked at the hotel and found that the nearest was in the nearby village of Bourton-on-the-Water; a very popular tourist village in the Cotswolds. We drove to Bourton, found the...

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Sep 19, 2012 - Wrexham visiting, then on to Stow-on-the-Wold

Wednesday September 19 We took our time in the morning and headed out around 9:00 a.m. to visit Aunt Eluned picking up Robert along the way. We had hoped to see Uncle Danny as well but he too is not feeling well, so we just had a chat on the phone and a promise to visit next time we are in Wrexham. Eluned had not changed a bit from last time that we saw her. She is now 90 and still living in the same house that she has occupied for close to 50 years. We talked about relatives and friends and she reminisced about times spent with Menna...

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Jun 7, 2012 - Blenheim Palace & the Cotswolds

Rain off and on again as we toured one of England's 10 most magnificent treasured homes, Blenheim Palace (1722), birthplace of Winston Churchill (1874). Sadly, we were not allowed to take photos inside; the furnishings were so beautiful. The Great Hall and the Long Library (170 yd.) were my favorite areas. A unique way to present the history of the palace and its nobility was with clever audio and visual techniques that had the duchess's lady-in-waiting talk to us about life 'back then'. There was also an extensive & excellent collection of...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Last Day in The Cotswolds

Today, July 8, we planned a long walk over hill and dale but the weather did not cooperate. Stow-On-The-Wold lived up to its name. The skies were stormy and rainy. Bumbershoots bloomed out of nowhere. In England, it is common to share restaurant tables with strangers. Such was the case when we ducked out of the rain into a cozy coffee shop. We shared lunch in the company of Jerry - a local who gave us a tip as to where we can get a good panorama of the countryside within a short walk if the rain lets up. When a ray of sunshine broke...

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Jul 7, 2011 - Side Trip to Chipping Campden

Today is grandson Carson's birthday. We spent the morning shopping for his birthday present and finally found a very British gift for him which has been mailed across the sea to his home in California. In the afternoon we hopped a local bus to nearby Chipping Campden. Campden translated from the Saxon means "a valley of cultivated fields ringed by unfenced hill pastures" and Chipping means "market". The town was the center of the wool trade. The Market hall still stands and you can see the fine craftsmanship in the roof timbers. The town...

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Jul 6, 2011 - The Cotswolds

Today, July 6, we traveled by train to The Cotswolds which lie in the center of England. During the middle ages vast flocks of large-boned, long-wooled sheep (Cotswolds Lions) roamed the gently swelling hills in never-ending waves. Immense fortunes were made by the wool and cloth merchants bringing a golden age to the Cotswolds. We settled into the "Cross Keys" Bed and Breakfast in the town of Stow-On-The-Wold (Where the Wind Blows Cold). This bucolic setting is just the place to unwind following the excitement of The Maverick Festival....

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