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Browsing Posts in England Tour

The Church of St Mary the Virgin is an Anglican church in the village of Bampton, Oxfordshire, England which in recent times has experienced a big uplift in visitors due to the church featuring in scenes, including weddings, of the T.V. series Downton Abbey. There was probably a church on the site during Saxon times with the current Church the result of remodelling in 1270.

Today, I visited the Martin Mere Wetlands Reserve in Lancashire, N.W. England. This facility extends to 600 acres and is home to over 150 species of bird from various parts of the world with up to 50,000 wetland birds (in January).

This evening, I visited Chester in N.W. England where sites of interest included Roman heritage, River Dee, Cathedral, interesting architecture, impressive Town Hall,canal dating from 1772, very old shopping galleries and a Roman amphitheatre.