We set off for a long drive to Lulworth Cove .......a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Dorset. Locally known as the Jurassic Coast for the ancient striated cliffs, there is a mixture of different rock and soil types, making it popular for geology students. Ell had visited several times with his classes and was keen to share his knowledge.
After a few hours exploring Blenheim Palace we drove on to Waddeston Manor .The village was a surprise – you round a corner and here are these two storied old brick buildings with amazing twisted chimneys unlike any I have seen elsewhere.
I hadn’t realized that Winston Churchill had had such a privileged upbringing and that Blenheim Palace had been his home. Only a 15 minute drive from Oxford the Palace is a wonderful visit not only for the building and historic displays, but for those wanting a picnic or to walk in the beautiful gardens designed by Capability Brown
Woodstock,Stow on Wold, Moreton in the Marsh, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, Chipping Norton, Burford, Chipping Campden…..don’t you just love these names?!
The Cotswolds represent England’s traditional villages.....market squares surrounded by colourful shops with antiques, knitwear, bags, jewellery, decor,crafts, amazing bookshops,etc as well as many famous towns and villages such as Stratford on Avon and Cheltenham.
We, Gail and Brian, have permanently itchy feet .
Our list of travel aspirations never seems to get shorter, despite visiting many fascinating countries over many years. While we have both visited about 100 countries each - not all the same, we look forward to enjoying many more, as we satisfy our "Yen for Travel".