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Trip Report SW England for 2 weeks, Mini Report.

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Landed in Heathrow, drove to Windsor for one night.
Stayed at the Sir Christopher Wren hotel, and it was not a good experience.
We had a very small twin, but were too tired to make a fuss. Liked the sweet little town of Windsor though, but did not get to do Evensong at St George's, sigh.

Drove to Bath and had a lovely self catering for a week, just a few steps from the Circus.
The best part about the place, besides the great location, was that it had it's own designated parking place right outside the front door!!!! Loved it.

Bath, beautiful gorgeous Bath...one of my very favorite towns.
Beside being in a quiet part of town, our place had easy access to the A4 and roads out of town.

Our day trips included Avebury and Avebury Manor.
Lacock Abbey
Dyrham Park
Wells and it's gorgeous Cathedral.
Great Chalfield Manor
I loved them all, but Dyrham park was just so lovely. the setting in the little valley, the gardens, oh my.
Avebury Manor was a treat, it was restored with the help of the BBC and National trust.
It is the only great houses that people are allowed to interact with the contents of the rooms. It is unique and novel experience.

Bath had a great variety of restaurants, we were spoiled for choice,
It also has a nice theater.


I really hated to leave my lovely Bath, but Falmouth Cornwall was calling.....
We stayed at the Anacapri Guest house for 4 nights. It had a good location right near the Beach.
It had great views too, but the bathroom was WAY to cramped and the shower had a trickle flow.
Nevertheless, we had a good time there.
The highlight of our Falmouth stay was meeting our Lovely Fodorite Annhig.
She picked us up at our hotel and drove us to a charming little beachfront restaurant Indaba on the Beach.
We had a great time and lovely food, and thoroughly enjoyed our mini GTG.
Ann is a very warm friendly lady,,,she was such fun!!!
I really liked Falmouth for visiting Cornwall. I would highly recommend staying there.
It was a "real" working town, not just a strictly tourist town. Thanks Ann for the good location advice!
We visited:
Glendurgan Gardens
Trelissick gardens,
Pendennis Castle
St Mawes Castle by ferry
St Michaels Mount
St Ives
We then went to Salisbury via a brief stop at Sourhead, then stayed at the Red Lion Hotel in the heart of Salisbury for 2 nights.
It as a fabulously old charming hotel and I loved it.
We visited Stonehenge again and were literally blown away on the Salisbury plains;-).
We then took a tour of Salisbury's Cathedral tower. It was to me the highlight of my sights.
We climbed about 400 stairs and saw such medieval wonders. I was overwhelmed by it.
I am a great fan of Pillars of the Earth, and this just left me breathless, in more ways than one. ;-)
This was one of my best trips.
God I love England.

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