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May 24, 2013 - Salisbury adventure

Hello! Such beautiful sights to see here in Salisbury England! It took us a while to find our hotel but we did get a good feel of the city. We took a tour of the three main sights in the area which included the Salisbury Cathedral, the Serum, and the infamous Stonehenge! It was great to see such historic landmarks. The story behind each were remarkable in their own way. After a quick meal we were on a train to the next map marker!

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Oct 14, 2012 - Another visit to Salisbury

We had travelled from Yeovilto Andover ready yo go into Gold RV on the Monday. Sunday was a lovely day so we decided to revist Salisbury. As usual walking around Old Sarum it was windy and cold but we all enjoyed the walk. We then went into Salisbury and enjoyed a further walk around the Cathedral area.

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May 12, 2012 - Heading south

Finally got our photos downloaded onto the iPad to have this Journal's software reject them. Will find Internet cafe today. We have reached Salisbury now. Left Oxford a bit late- getting some shopping done and headed to Henley to catch up with Kirsty at her new home. What a lovely place surrounded by fields and on a gloriously sunny day. Left there and headed to Lambourn which is a base for a number of horse trainers; again, beautiful land. Had a pub lunch at theMalted Shovel then toddled off to the White Horse at Uffington (3000 year old...

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Uk and Italy 2012

Feb 22, 2012 - Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral and good news

Kevin and Linda acted as tour guides for the day taking us to the historic town of Salisbury in Wiltshire. Although the actual city known as New Sarum was not established until 1220 there had been various settlements in the area for thousands of years. We started our visit to Salisbury by visiting Old Sarum or Old Salisbury about two miles outside the town. The site contains evidence of human habitation as early as 3000 BC. Old Sarum was originally an Iron Age hill fort strategically placed on the junction of two trade routes and the River...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Bristol / Bath / Stoford

After a wonderful nights sleep, and endless bowls of cereal and toast this morning we now think we should walk it all off. Just a few steep hills away is the elegant 76m high Clifton Suspension Bridge which spans over the Avon Gorge. Crossing the bridge over and back we then walk in the bloody rain to Bristol CBD. Bristol is really just one large city......not a lot to see or do. After checking out the local market, shops and Harbourside we make a mad dash in the pouring rain for the car at Clifton........two very wet people later! We head...

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Dec 29, 2010 - Salisbury

Left London yesterday and headed southwest to the Salisbury, home to Stonehenge and the ancient kings of England (http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/salisbury/about-the-area/medieval-city). Salisbury is a middle sized town which has retained its "village" charm. The hotel we are staying in, Millford Hall, is a converted middle ages residence, quite charming. By the time we settled in it was time to go in search of an olde english pub for a pint and a meal. Found one called The Cloisters where they serve great food and pull beers direct from...

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Dec 29, 2010 - Salisbury

Left London yesterday and headed southwest to the Salisbury, home to Stonehenge and the ancient kings of England (http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/salisbury/about-the-area/medieval-city). Salisbury is a middle sized town which has retained its "village" charm. The hotel we are staying in, Millford Hall, is a converted middle ages residence, quite charming. By the time we settled in it was time to go in search of an olde english pub for a pint and a meal. Found one called The Cloisters where they serve great food and pull beers direct from...

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European adventure

Sep 11, 2010 - First day of Britain tour

This morning we (slowly) got up at 5am to pack and get ready to meet at the Trafalgar meeting place. We ate our choc chip buns and headed off up the street until we got to the top and realised it was in the opposite direction, so we turned around and went the other way. We waited at the Trafalgar building for awhile until they put us on the bus and drove to a hotel where all of the other tour guests were coming from. The bus parked for half an hour and I took the opportunity to catch up on a bit of sleep. Having been pre-warned by Robert...

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Apr 30, 2010 - Neolithic Sites & White Horses

The next day, Wednesday, 21 April, we went in search of more ancient history and headed to the Uffington White Horse. It’s a stylized image of a horse, very beautiful, cut into the chalk hillside about 3000 years ago and measures 162’ high x 376’ long. It was difficult to see while standing next to it and is thought to have been created to please the gods—it can best be seen from the air (we didn’t). We had been trying to track down this horse and got quite confused by our atlas which had “White Horse” listed in seven different locations....

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Jul 1, 2009 - Wales and England continued

Finagled (sp?) another session at the library so we can finish up our entry - they're very strict about timing internet use here!! From Wales we rode into England near Shrewsbury - ancestral homeland of Lynda's family. The Yonge family has a recorded history in that area of England dating back to the mid-1100s (came over with that nasty William the Conquerer) so we sought out the old family manor. Too bad Lynda doesn't have any claim to it anymore - it's a beautiful mansion!!! We also found an old abbey where an early ancestor paid 2...

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Jun 30, 2009 - Wales and England

So, it's been a while since we've had internet access. Since our last posting we took the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead at the nothern tip of Wales and cycled our way through northern and mid-Wales around the mystical mountains of Snowdonia. The hills in Wales are VERY STEEP!!!! We decided that 20% grades would be our cut off (well, it wasn't really much of a decision since they were too steep to even walk our bikes up) so we had to change routes a couple of times to avoid major hills! The Welsh have clearly never heard of decent road...

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Sep 28, 2008 - Dorset

Our final day out and about in the motorhome was in Dorset, taking in Salisbury and Shaftesbury. Salisbury is a medieval town with buildings dating back as far as the 12th Century. Salisbury Cathedral is magnificent. It is celebrating its 750th birthday this year and had a fantastic display of its history on show – very interesting. For those of you who have read Pillars of the Earth, the Photograph of the restaurant is an old “chop house”. Shaftesbury is another old but smaller town. We were lucky?? enough to be there on their carnival day...

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