The Cotswolds

Trip Start May 11, 2011
Trip End Jun 07, 2011

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Had a lovely sleep in this morning (just after 8am) and after showering etc, looked out the window to discover a helicopter had landed out the back!

We made our way up to Gloucester and then through the Cotswolds.  We stopped at a few beautiful little villages spotted about throughout.  In Moreton-in- Marsh they even had a park/water land for the ducks, complete with a house in the middle of the pond.  They had signs up on the road to for ducks crossing, and we even saw some really tiny little newborn ducklings.  Of course, they also had some great little shops for us to browse through.  They have so many different things over here that you never see at home.

Then it was on to Stratford-upon-Avon which was bigger than expected.  Had another explore through here­ – lots more tourists here, even a 'hop on hop off' bus.

Next stop on our way north was the Warwick Castle.  It was a 15 minute walk from where we parked the car (in the lower level of the car park – we didn’t know you could park further along!!)  Inside was a great exhibition of old royal life – it was a bit like being in Madame Tussaud’s with all the wax figures and certainly interesting to hear some of the tales of what they used to get up to!  Beautiful gardens surrounded the castle and we had a lovely time exploring.

Then we headed up the motorway to stay at Nottingham for the night. 

Some of the places around here have some very interesting names – Mum’s been having a great time reading the map and all the different sign posts. 
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Kathy on

Photo of you Margaret "in the stocks" is the best I have seen for quite a while.

Kate you do a fantastic job describing all that you see, I feel I am with you on the journey. xx

Used Cars Nottingham on

More often than not it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” in between simplicity and visual appeal. I have to admit you’ve done a great career with this particular.

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