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Our journey to York ran smoothly despite experiencing some erratic drivers along the various motorways. When it was time for lunch we stopped at Woodall services with its never endimg walkway to reach Waitrose on the opposite side of the road. In Waitrose we picked up sandwiches for our in-car picnic.
Comfortably replete we continued our [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 12th 2023

The earliest records show a church on this site in the twelfth century built by Geoffrey de Clinton sometime between 1100 and 1135. Geoffrey or his successor later made over the manor of Hughenden including the church to the priory of Kenilworth and it seems that the monks established a small priory in what is [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Feb 3rd 2023

Statesman Benjamin Disraeli and his wife Mary Anne had a significant influence on the styling of the country manor you see today. Disraeli hired architect Edward Buckton-Lamb to complete the transformation of Hughenden from a Georgian white stuccoed building into a Victorian country retreat. As you move through the rooms you will see the personalities [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 31st 2023

23 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2023

The history of the Arden Hotel:

Like many buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon, the buildings and land which constitute the Arden Hotel form part of the Royal Shakespeare Company estate. According to the RSC, the Arden has a historical association with William Shakespeare himself.
It is known that Shakespeare’s father, John, became a prominent member of society in Elizabethan [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Jan 21st 2023

Shrieve’s House currently houses the Tudor World Museum. The museum shows historical settings to display the life and time of Tudors.*

The Shrieve’s House and Barn The oldest lived-in house in Stratford (First recorded building on this site is 1196) An inn during the 16th century run by William Rogers who it is said was the [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 19th 2023

The route of our river walk can be found on the following link:
Stratford-upon-Avon walks leaflet
We walked all of the route although not from A to B because we ventured into town for lunch before returning to the route.

7 Comments CherryPie on Jan 16th 2023

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