Day 111 - 19 June - A dip in history for Jenny

Trip Start Mar 01, 2011
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Trip End Oct 24, 2011


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

A day on my own.  Slightly overcast - how unusual for England - a bit drizzly too.....

The good thing is I can drive quite easily in this country and my friend Jane will help me.

Drove to the beautiful Athelhampton house and gardens first - just outside Dorchester - Its history of its inter-related families covers more than a thousand years. Much of the present house has stood over five centuries.  No one really famous from what I see.

Then made my way through the rain to Sherborne Castle - built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and then the stately home of the Digby family since 1617.  Just a few years ago.  One of those heritage places that you cant take photos inside but very very nice.  Lovely grounds also.

Then onto the nearby town and the Sherborne Abbey - please dont think we are addicted to churches but they are amazing - nearly every one has something awesome about it.

Then drove through some funny little towns and home.   All good.   Not lost - well maybe a bit.


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