Ducklings at Bourton on the Water, England

This morning, we commenced the the tour in London and drove north to the Cotswolds region stopping first at Blenheim Palace then Bourton on the Water and finally Moreton in the Marsh where we checked into our lodgings for the night.

Blenheim Palace was a gift to the Duke of Marlborough, victor of the Battle of Blenheim (Germany) in 1704, from a grateful country. Winston Churchill was born here and is buried nearby at Bladon.

As will evident from the images below, the description ‘palace’ is apposite with a grand building sitting in extensive landscaped gardens and grounds.

Lake at Blenheim Palace, England

Formal Gardens at Blenheim Palace, England

Churchill Garen at Blenheim Palace

Bluebells at Blenheim Palace, England

Blenheim Palace, England

Bourton on the Water is a classic Cotswold village, comprising honey-coloured sandstone buildings with the River Windrush flowing through the centre. Today, the village was decorated to commemorate HM the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Bridge over River Windrush at Bourton on the Water

Birthday wishes at Bourton on the Water

 

River Windrush at Bourton on the Water

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