Cotswolds adventuringFebruary 27, 2006 at 10:10 pm | Posted in personal, travel | 6 Comments
I have just spent a very happy weekend exploring the Cotswolds with my family. I had Friday afternoon off, so we took this as a perfect opportunity to go for lunch at the Bell in Charlbury near where I work, then explore the local villages a little.
We drove up to Islip, the most humorously literal village I have ever seen, all the houses were called things like ‘river view’, ‘the old smithy’ and suchlike, the main street was ‘the walk’, I found this all very funny. Afterwards we went to the Hotel and watched DVDs and ate popcorn and cake.
We went to a number of other little towns over the weekend, including Burford, Woodstock, Blenheim palace and Bourton on the water (so called ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’) all very pretty, I think Burford was my favourite, every so picturesque.
On Saterday night I even managed to successfully introduce my family to Tapas!