The beautiful South West of England

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ON a tour of the South West of England we visited Stonehenge, Bath,Salisbury  as well as  Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy country ( for people who enjoy typical English countryside) WE found small market towns, green rolling hills, little harbours and welcoming pubs. IT was like being taken back in time.Some of the places we visited will be mentioned here.

Salisbury and Stonehenge

The most magical B and B

We landed at Stansted airport and got a rented car, in order to travel down to Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and then on to Exmoor.

Salisbury was a lovely little place, the cathedral was brilliant and we would have liked to have spent more time there.But our whole trip was only a week long. If you have time, stroll around in Salisbury and explore further...

What is special about Salisbury Cathedral?

* Britain's finest 13th Century Cathedral.
* Britain's tallest spire (123m/404ft).
* The best preserved of only four surviving original Magna Carta (AD1215).
* A unique 13th century stone frieze of bible stories in the Chapter House.
* Europe's oldest working clock (AD1386).
* The largest Cathedral Close in Britain (80 acres).
* Britain's largest Cathedral Cloisters.
* The largest and earliest set of Quire stalls in Britain.
* Boy and girl choristers continue a tradition of worship that goes back nearly 750 years.

Porlock Weir

If you like English sea views (I don\'t mean sunbathing and beaches), try Porlock weir,a short drive from Minehead.
This is a lovely place very serene, full of little kids trying to catch crabs in buckets and older people quietly sketching and looking out to sea.
It is a relaxing place to walk along the shore.
We loved it.

Montacute House

We visited this National Trust stately home because the weather was a little iffy and just as we came out it started to rain so we did not visit the gardens. But there is plenty to see inside the house itself ,which was the setting for the movie \" Sense and Sensibility\" .and in fact Jane Austen lived in a house very near to the site itself.
The house is very grand with many rooms and a huge collection of portraits, including wonderful portraits of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Address: Montacute, Somerset TA15 6XP
Phone: 01935 823289


 

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