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Jun 20, 2016 - more pub research completed!

Still raining this morning but we suited up and headed out for some exploring. Cheltenham has a very nice High Street pedestrian plaza with many small businesses and a couple of malls emptying onto it. This seems to be a busy bustling place with the streets full of walkers and shoppers. Wandering the streets for hours - we didn't even get lost!!! Our travels took us into Montpelier, an upscale district full of lovely old buildings and boutique....expensive shops. The weather even smartened up as the sun peeked out after lunch and Wayne...

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Jun 19, 2016 - who would name one a road and one a street 5 blocks apart???

Train day again today as we are off to Cheltenham for 4 nights. The frugal Turners had booked the 4:45 train as it was half the price of the noon departure and who wouldn't want more time in Tenby? Donna had arranged with the hotel to store our packs for the day as checkout was 10 am. Only problem was, come morning, the rain was bouncing off the pavement and it was windy so not the greatest strolling the beach and seawall weather and 7 hours to kill - DOH!!! We set the record for the longest visit ever to the Pembrokeshire National Park...

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Jun 12, 2016 - Cheltenham, England

Cheltenham is a spa town approximately 50 miles northeast of Cardiff, Wales. It is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an area in Gloucestershire, England of exceptional beauty. The area is defined by the bedrock of Jurassic limestone that is quarried for the golden colored Cotswold stone. The predominantly rural landscape contains stone-built villages, historical towns and stately homes and gardens. With a motto of Salubritas et Erudito meaning 'health and education', Cheltenham has been a health and holiday spa town resort since the...

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Oct 20, 2015 - Back to Stow on Wold then to Cheltenham

All right, yesterday was certainly the low point on our Cotswold hike. It drizzled, it rained, it poured; my shoes were covered in mud; my socks were soaked. Let's face it--I was cold and whiny. Our room for the night (Lansdowne Villa) was adequate, but was at the lowest end of the B and B's we had stayed in. Our upper floor room looked out over a major thoroughfare in Bourton on the Water. With the window open, the street noise provided a symphony of discordant notes. With it closed, we sweltered in the tropical heat generated by our...

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Aug 13, 2015 - On to Oxford

Day 4: August 13th - Off to Oxford It was a short night, but better than the one before. Gradually, we are adjusting to jet lag. The problem is always the duvet. We sweated the first night til my pj top was soaked. As most British hotels have no A/C, but ours did, and since our window couldn’t open (we seem to be the only room with a stuck window), we turned the A/C on. I also asked housekeeping last night for two flat sheets, and I planned to lay on top of the duvet. It worked, except jet lag woke us and kept us up for a couple of hours in...

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Jul 4, 2015 - Kidderminster to Cheltenham

Happy Birthday to me! Sleep in, full buffet breakfast and late check out today. What more could I ask for? Wandered about Kidderminster in the morning. By the way, Kidderminster is famous for carpet production. We were lucky enough to have accomodation at Weavers Wharf. This area has been transformed into a retail, food and accomodation precinct since carpet production ceased. Our accomodation was in the old wool store - very reminiscent of Teneriffe. We had dinner last night at Frankie & Benny's, a restaurant in an old mill. Our waiter,...

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May 24, 2014 - Gloucester

From Stafford we drove to Cheltenham, near Gloucester and after stopping at the Tesco Superstore for supplies and diesel we found Briarfields Motel & Touring Park (GL51 0SS) and again the gods smiled on us and we were able to stay overnight on a pitch with electric hookup outside the camp barriers (though they normally have a minimum of 3 nights on Bank Holidays). The weather is pretty miserable.

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Mar 10, 2013 - Cheltenham and Gloucester

At last it was a better day but still very cold. As it was Sunday we decided to head in to Cheltenham as it was likely to be quieter than in the week. In its hay day Cheltenham was Britain’s most popular spa towns. However today it has lost a lot of its former glory. We parked by Montpelier Gardens and wandered around the town. The most impressive was the broad Promenade and the Montpellier district with upmarket shops and Regency buildings. Compared with other spa towns such as Leamington Spa and Buxton we were disappointed. We returned...

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Aug 8, 2012 - UK update

Well, it has been a while since I made any notes documenting our travels since Petersfield so I will try and record a few of the highlights and activities. Some recaps of previous areas as I din't bother to check what I had previously posted. Our German driving experience was at it’s end and we were to have the Pug back again so I had to get used to driving on the other side of the car again. All seems to be working at the moment. The Peugoet dealer did say he can't guarantee it won't fail again before we finish our trip. He did Also say he...

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Jul 5, 2008 - London - Cheltenham

Our last morning in London was a wet one – after generally lucking in with the weather during our stay, a front had arrived with strong winds and rain. Not much better in the Cake Tin it seems – we watched the first part of the All Blacks game on Sky Sports, but had to miss the bulk of it. After breakfast and a final pack, we were ready for our car to the airport at 9.45am. We arrived at the Hertz rental car depot at 10.30am and were soon loaded into our car. Our internet search for accommodation last night had not been as fruitful as we...

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Apr 9, 2008 - Baths and Villages

Bath was really interesting. It’s a very pretty town, with the River Avon running through it. Tuesday was as cold as ever, but atleast it was sunny. We wandered around the little pokey streets for a few hours, then went into Marks & Spencer to get some food. This has become our source for lunches! They have a really good selection of sandwiches, salads, pastas, drinks, cakes and everything else. They are all really fresh and, most importantly, cheap. We sat and ate our sandwiches in the town square, listening to a busker singing the same...

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