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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Swan Inn Bibury

Bibury, located on the River Coln, is home to The Swan Hotel, a 17th century former coaching inn that offers private trout fishing on the River Coln.

The Swan Inn offers 22 cozily-furnished rooms and a noted restaurant serving locally-sourced produce with a seasonal twist.


A Cotswold cream tea and jug of Pimms are offered on arrival and The Swan is known for the excellence of its full English breakfasts. The bar also serves afternoon tea. A standard double room is £85 on weekdays and £105 at weekends.

The Swan Inn

Bibury is located about 6.5 miles northeast of Cirencester on the B4425.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Map of South Wales

South Wales is one of the most attractive areas of Britain with much to see and do. Use this map of South Wales to locate places of interest in the area and learn more about them, including the capital of Wales, Cardiff.

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Places featured include White Castle, Grosmont Castle, Caerleon Roman Army Baths, Monnow Bridge, Skenfrith Castle, National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff Castle, Clock Tower, Castle Apartments, the Museum of Welsh Life and many more.

National Museum Cardiff

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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Lamb Inn Burford

The Lamb Inn is an historic pub in the village of Burford in Oxfordshire with a renown restaurant and bar serving contemporary English food with an award-winning list of real ales and fine wines. many visitors complement the excellent service on offer.

Lamb Inn, Burford

The Lamb Inn dates from the early 18th century and has 17 beautifully furnished rooms. The Lamb Inn was the winner of the Condé Nast Johansens 'Most Excellent Inn' Award for 2012 and is a recommended place to stay for visits to the Cotswolds or nearby Oxford.

The Lamb Inn
Sheep Street
OX18 4LR
Tel: 01993 823155

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bourton on the Water Attractions

There is a lot to see in Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds, even though the town of Bourton is such a small place. Prime among Bourton's attractions are the many picturesque, stone bridges spanning the River Windrush, which have earned the Gloucestershire beauty spot the title of "Venice of the Cotswolds."

Bourton on the Water
Visitors to Bourton on the Water can pick up a walking map of the town at the Tourist Information Centre in Victoria Street (Tel: 01451 820211) next to the Perfume Museum. A great place to stay in Bourton is the Dial House Hotel which offers 14 authentic Cotswold style rooms.

Bourton on the Water

Bourton on the Water's bird sanctuary "Birdland" on Rissington Road has over 500 species of birds on view, the model village also on Rissington Road is a 1:9 scale replica of Bourton on the Water made in local Cotswold stone, Bourton's perfume factory (Tel: 01451 820698) on Victoria Street, offers tours of the factory and creative perfumery courses, the automobile museum located in the The Old Mill on Sherborne Street has a collection of real and toy cars, and the Cotswold Brewing Company situated at College Farm, Stow Road (Tel: 01451 824488) has off sales of its ales & tours of the brewery explaining the brewing process.

Bourton on the Water

Bourton on the Water is located on the A429 and is not far from Chastleton House.
Map of Bourton on the Water

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Stone Circles In Britain

Britain's most famous stone circles are Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain and Avebury in Wiltshire.

Stonehenge: Stone Circles In Britain

These Neolithic monuments are over 5,000 years old and are among the oldest prehistoric remains in the country. Avebury is Britain's largest stone circle followed by Stanton Drew in Somerset.


However, there are many, many other less well-known neolithic and Early Bronze Age stone circles, henges, cairns and barrows scattered around the British Isles with over 1,000 stone circles alone documented.

Britain's stone circles include Nine Stones Close (though only four stones still stand) in Derbyshire, Black Tor Row on Dartmoor in Devon, Merrivale Rows also on Dartmoor, Swinside Stone Circle in the Lake District and the Merry Maidens Stone Circle in Cornwall.

Archaeologists still debate the exact function of Britain's stone circles, though the evidence points to them being multifunctional, having some sort of ceremonial and ritual purpose including possibly ancestor worship, along with burial and celestial observation.

Merrivale Rows, Dartmoor, Devon

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