Monday, 28 September 2015

Visiting the Cotswolds

Such a beautiful part of the world!  We have travelled through some tiny laneways, through the hedgerows and into some of the most picturesque villages anywhere in the world.

We visited Burford and walked up the Main Street of tiny shops housed in the most gorgeous buildings from different periods including honey coloured stone and black and white timbered facades.


We also visited Bibury in Gloucestershire on the River Coln, which William Morris described as "the most beautiful village in England".  It certainly is!

There is a wonderful row of buildings called the Arlington Row built in 1380 as a monastic wool store.  In the seventeenth century they were converted into a row of delightful cottages.

There was a delightful little bridge complete with ducks and fish and me.

Here is Tracey too.

Driving through country lanes on the way to the Chedworth Roman villa, the countryside was superb.

We visited the excellent National Trust facility at the excavations of a fourth century wealthy Roman villa.  The mosaic tiled floors were so well preserved and are now protected under cover.  An amazing experience to view these, especially with my archaeological background.  Wow, wow, wow.

Loved it. We then drove into beautiful Bath to meet up with our wonderful Whitecroft Traditional Tours director Helen Bertram at the McDonald Spa Hotel.  Just enough time for a quick walk into Bath before  dinner.

Very excited to start the much anticipated "Life and Times of Jane Austen Tour".

1 comment:

  1. You have been very near one of the villages I lived in when you visited the Roman Villa. I have lived in the Cotswolds for 25 years and yes it's truly beautiful. I'm glad you have had the chance to see it on what has been a beautiful day.