BLOG POST FOR APRIL 25TH 2016

Birds of Prey demonstration, Batsford, England

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Moreton in Marsh, England and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First to the classic Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden the prosperity of which derived from the wool trade during the medieval period. Here there is a wide range of architecture from the Georgian and other periods including immaculately maintained thatched houses. There is also a notable Market Hall from the 17th century.

Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England

Market Hall, Chipping Campden, England

  • Next to Batsford to watch a selection of birds of prey being flown. The birds included eagle, owl vulture and hawk.

Vulture at Batsford Bird of Prey Centre.

 

Bird of Prey demonstration at Batsford

  • Next to Wiltshire to visit Castle Combe, a timeless village which has changed little over the past few hundred years, and is often rated as on of England’s prettiest. The villages prosperity was derived from the medieval wool trade. Castle Combe was used as a set in the filming of Spielberg’s film ‘Warhorse’,

Castle Combe, England

Castle Combe, England

  • Next to Corsham, an old town in Wiltshire with much interesting architecture and heritage buildings.Our stop here was brief focusing on the town centre, church and Corsham Court.

St Bartholomew’s Church, Corsham

Corsham Court (grand house), Corsham, England

Corsham, England

  • Our next and final visit of the day was Bath where we availed of a drive around the key heritage sites of this mainly Georgian (late 18th century) city including the famous Royal Crescent.
  • Finally, we checked into our lodgings near Bath in readiness for tomorrow’s visit to the Roman Baths and other sites.
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