Saturday, August 20, 2011

UK Trip 2011~Part 2

On the second day of our trip, we headed to the lovely town of Bath. First order of business was to find a place to stay. We got lucky and found this place, right downtown.

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The Elgin House B & B was just perfect for us. Here is a view from the back.

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Just lovely!

We then decided to make our way to this place we found out about that was supposed to have wonderful fish ‘n chips. After asking several people for directions, we found it. Filled ourselves up and headed over to the Roman Baths.

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The Bath Abbey was stunning!

The next morning we walked around town and took in the sites and a few charity shops.

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By midday, we decided to grab a couple sandwiches for the road and head to our next destination, Oxford.

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The last two pictures were taken at Christ Church in Oxford. The gardens were so lovely!

After spending a couple hours in Oxford, we decided to make our way toward our next destination which was The Cotswolds and the town of Banbury was where we decided to look for a place to stay. Again we got lucky and found the Easington House, another charming B & B.

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Here is the Banbury Cross (not the original). You can barely make out the “lady on the white horse” in the background. I was tickled to find out the old nursery rhyme, “Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross” was based on this sweet village. We arrived here in the evening when most of the shops were closed, but we did walk around a bit and got a bite to eat. The next morning, after a yummy English Breakfast, we hit the road. Next up, Stow on the Wold, Broadway and Stratford Upon Avon.

8 comments:

Grace said...

What beautiful pictures. Glad you had a wonderful time Grace xoox

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for taking us along...seeing sights I have never seen before! :)

melanie said...

all looks so lovely! thanks for sharing!
melanie

Victorian1885 said...

Oh my.. I wish I was there again. Have a wonderful time exploring the beautiful sights. We are planning to head back to Europe for our 25th Anniversary so I had 1 1/2 years to get planning ... can't wait. Enjoy your time there!

Wanda

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Thanks for the photo tour. So much beauty! Loved it all, I'm sure you two girls had a fabulous time!!So much history, I remember taking Celia to England, she was in high school, we had such a great time together, what stays in my mind is she had a pink barbie back pack, I could always find her! Isn't that so Celia? Wish we could return.
Thank you for visiting us, your comment means so much to us.
xo Glad & Celia

Little Cottage said...

Love to be "part of" your trip!
Gotta ask, who was brave enough to drive...??
Looking forward to your next post!
Hugs,
Sylvi

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Lisa,
Wow...what an opportunity! Everything is so beautiful...I bet you had so much fun!
Rene
bummer, that I just missed you at monticello...your booth at stars was so CUTE!

Jilly said...

That building with the green water is awesome photograph. I plan to turn my next visit there, it is such a wonderful place for weekend. I sure you enjoyed lot.
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