The Cotswolds: Day Five

The next day was all about the gardens.

Here is a video of me driving.  If only we had gotten one going through a roundabout!  Those things are everywhere.

They have cameras that monitor your speed, so even though you never see a cop boppy, you can still get a ticket.

They have sheep like we have cattle.

We went to Hidcote, which is a National Trust Garden.
Wow.  Breathtaking gardens.  My pictures won’t do it justice.
I just think this looks like a scene from Pride & PrejudiceWe then went across the street to Kiftsgate, which is a garden run by three generations of women.

It was not as good as Hidcote but still impressive since they started it on their own.

The trees were so old and beautiful.

After the gardens we drove to Oxfordshire to go to Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace was given to the Duke of Marlborough for his victory over France in the Battle of Blenheim.  Winston Churchill was of the Spencer family and one of the cousins of the Duke of Marlborough, so by accident, he was born at Blenheim Palace.

It was raining when we got there so we toured the inside of the palace.  When we came out, it was nice again.



This looks just like Downton Abbey to me, which I looked into touring but the dates are limited.

We ate dinner at Stow-on-the-wold.
The Cotswolds were just lovely!

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