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Oct 13, 2015 - Cotswolds, Cheltenham to Winchcombe

Our Cotswold adventure began today!!! So what is conjured up in your mind when you hear of England's Cotswold region? Well, for me, I always saw it in postcard picture fashion with green rolling hills dotted with white sheep, outlined by dry stone fences which separate animals from crop fields. A consistent patchwork of England's most idealized setting is what it would be. You know what---it is absolutely that! It does not disappoint, at least, not on this first day's foray. It is as if an artist had picked up a pencil and gently sketched...

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May 1, 2013 - A Bit of History at Sudeley Castle

Stephanie and I hopped into her car and went in search of seeing some of the countryside. We drove to Broadway in the heart of the Cotswolds - so named for its grass-fringed main street. The village was originally a stagecoach stop on the road from Worcester to London, and later became a haven for artists and writers including Elgar, John Singer Sargent, J. M. Barrie, Vaughan Williams, and William Morris. The population was 2,500 in 2000 and it feels (and looks) like the Beverly Hills of Worcestershire. Stephanie and I spotted more than one...

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Jul 18, 2011 - The Cotswolds

We left London and spent a couple hours in Oxford England, taking a walking tour. It was a quick way to get a little exposure to this famous university town. We learned a bit about the various autonomous colleges, which together form a federation making up the University of Oxford. Perhaps the most famous college is Christ Church whose Great Hall inspired Hogwarts Hall in the Harry Potter movie (we only saw this building from the exterior). After Oxford, we were off to the Cotswolds for 5 nights, staying at a charming B&B, Parks Farm. We...

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