Everything is still old!
07.08.2010 - 09.08.2010 20 °C
Dawn arrived from Canada Saturday morning and we drove north of Gloucester to her relatives place near Tewkesbury. They took us around the local area up to Tewkesbury abbey which was closed for a concert but we walked down the lovely streets of Tewkesbury (once the pelting rain had calmed down) - lots of Tudor buildings leaning down into the street. We then went down to Gloucester Cathedral (Harry Potter was filmed there Jane) but it also had rehearsal for a concert going so we could not access all areas. However it was lovely walking through with the choir singers performing. Dinner was in a 17th century pub in the middle of nowhere but extremely popular as parking was very hard. It used to be a glassworks making windows from inception.
Sunday was spent doing a loop around Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We started off at Ross-on-Wye, yet another lovely town with a Tudor Market Square. From there we headed to Ledbury which had a beautiful cobbled street with Tudor buildings leading up to the 15th century church. We then headed to Malvern and the Norman abbey celebrating 925 years of existence this year. Finally to Upton-on-Severn for a drink by the river in the sunshine. Once back at their place we trooped across the fields on the public walkway (trying to avoid all the stinging nettles) for a stroll around the lake at Newent.
Monday Dawn and I headed off to Bath via Cirencester. We took a self guided walking tour around the town in the sunshine but the moment we headed back to the car, rain started to fall. It was steady drizzle most of the drive down to Bath but once we arrived the rain held off, so we were pretty lucky.
We partook of a cream tea in the Pump Room then went to the Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms. I sat waiting for Mr Darcy to come and ask me to dance but alas he did not appear! So instead we headed down to the Roman Bath's and took in their splendour before heading off to the hotel (a lovely old country house with great views of the valley) and dinner there.