Wallbridge, Stroud

A day in Stroud, Gloucestershire

We decided to spend a day in the small market town of Stroud nestled in the south west Cotswolds, ten miles south of Gloucester.  The town had piqued our interest as it had recently been named by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain so we were interested to find out …

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The Long Gardens, Cheltenham

Day 2. Exploring Cheltenham

After spending the previous day visiting Sudeley Castle and nearby Winchcombe we moved our focus onto the Regency spa town of Cheltenham where we were staying.  After breakfast we headed over to The Bicycle Hub  located at Cheltenham Spa railway station where we'd arranged the hire of e-bikes so that we could take the Regency …

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Sudeley Castle

Day 1. Cheltenham: Sudeley Castle & Winchcombe

We planned a weekend based in the Regency spa town of Cheltenham and on the way there spent an afternoon at Sudeley Castle nestled in the Cotswold hills.  It is located just outside Winchcombe and only eight miles from Cheltenham.  The castle and gardens are open daily from 10.00 - 5.00 p.m. until the end …

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Swiss Bridge, Birkenhead Park

Day 4. Liverpool – Exploring The Wirral

After checking out of our accommodation in the city centre we left our bags to collect later in the day and then walked the short distance across to Liverpool Central Station to take a train to Birkenhead Park.  Our plan was to continue along the same line to New Brighton later in the day so …

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Bandstand, Sefton Park Liverpool

Day 3. Liverpool – Crosby Beach & Sefton Park

After enjoying breakfast in our aparthotel we walked the short distance to Liverpool Central Station for a Merseyrail train to Waterloo.  As we intended to make another journey later in the day we purchased off-peak day returns at £4.20 each. The journey heading northwards along the coast took just 17 minutes and from there we …

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Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Day 10. Fowey & Lanhydrock Estate, Cornwall

The final day of our Cornish holiday had come around all too quickly and as we'd enjoyed ourselves so much the time had just sped by.  After checking out of our hotel in Bodmin we drove into the town centre for breakfast and to have a short walk through the town.  Earlier in the week …

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The Eden Project

Day 9. The Eden Project, Mevagissey & Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

It was raining hard as we set off from our hotel in Bodmin on the 10 mile journey to St. Austell where we'd planned to have breakfast and a little look around the town.  Apart from a cosy pub for some breakfast, there seemed little in the town to interest us but to be fair, …

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Falmouth High Street

Day 5. Falmouth and a visit to the Glendurgan Gardens, Cornwall

It had rained overnight but fortunately we woke to another bright, sunny morning.  After breakfast in Camborne, we set off for Falmouth located on the south coast, which is one of Cornwall's largest towns.  The journey took us 40 minutes and our 10.15 a.m. arrival afforded us ample street parking opportunities along the seafront cliff …

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GIbraltar phone box, Alameda Gardens

Day 7. A walk around Gibraltar

Our final day in Gibraltar gave us an opportunity to explore more of the territory.  From our base at the Rock Hotel we took a morning stroll all the way around to Camp Bay, a small rocky beach overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar. Due to its location at the southern end of the bay, it …

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Day 2. The top of the Rock, Gibraltar

Pulling back the curtains we witnessed the most beautiful sunrise over the bay and it made me so happy to be spending time in wonderful Gibraltar.  Breakfast at The Rock Hotel takes place in the Terrace Restaurant where we tucked into a large buffet selection of fresh fruit, cold meats, cheese, bread and pastries.  Eggs …

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