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Bee’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 02 Jul 2006

Location: Bath (and surroundings), UK

MapGood Evening All,
Phew, mum and I have just got back from a fabulous weekend away, so here it is...
On Friday I left school at lunch and dashed home to get my stuff so we could get to the airport to get our hired car. We decided to take the back roads instead of the motorways so that we could have the more scenic route with all the little towns. It really was a lovely drive. We arrived at John Grimshaw (a friend of dad's) in a little town called Colesbourne at about 7.00pm. He lives in an area called the Cotswolds - all the houses are made of special stone with special Cotswold tiles. John lives in a beautiful little cottage - seriously picturesque! After Pimms outside in the garden, we had a local delicacy, pheasant, for dinner. It was delicious.
On Saturday morning we woke up at 8.00 and after breakfast, we went for a walk in the estate that John is the garden manager of. The grounds are really quite impressive. After our walk, we drove down to a little town callled Bibury. It's a perfect Cotswold village, and it has a beautiful row of houses called Arlington Row, that is quite famous. We had morning tea there, before leaving John and heading down to Cirencester for a quick look at the old Roman town. From Cirencester we drove to our guest house in Bath where we dropped our bags off and caught the bus into town. In Bath, our first stop were the Roman Baths - it took us ages to get through the museum and the baths, but it was worth it. When we got out of the baths, it was past 5.00, so everything was pretty much closed, so we decided to take a walk. We walked and walked and walked - all the way up the hill to get a skyline view of Bath. It wasn't as we expected, but it was fun. After walking around for ages, we decided to get some food at All-Bar-One and then we headed home for a shower and a DVD.
On Sunday morning, we were up early for breakfast at the guest house, and then we headed into Bath again. We went to the Jane Austen Centre which was quite interesting, and then we did a little shopping. We left Bath at 12.00 and drove on to Salisbury where we stopped off at the Cathedral. It was really impressive. Our next stop was Stonhenge - WOW! The history and theories are so interesting, and although you can't walk right up to the stones, you still get a feel of how incredible it is. After Stonehenge, we joined the throng of cars on the motorway and headed home.
That was our weekend...
Love you guys.