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Bath River Avon South West England

June 9, 2017 by David Herd

Ancient English City

Bath River Avon South West England

City of Bath photo Bath69.jpgBath River Avon South West England is quite a beautiful city. Located 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. In 2011, its population was 88,859.

The Royal Crescent in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

Many notable people have either lived or stayed in the Royal Crescent since it was first built over 230 years ago, and some are commemorated on special plaques attached to the relevant buildings.

The Royal Crescent now includes a hotel and a Georgian house museum, while some of the houses have been converted into flats and offices. It is a popular location for the makers of films and television programmes, and a major tourist attraction in its own right.

The Empire is a landmark building

Bath River Avon South West England

Like many other cities I visit I took advantage of the open top tourist bus to see many interesting parts of the city.  The Empire is a landmark building in Bath in the heart of the city was built in 1901.

Inside the Empire is Garfunkel’s an interesting restaurant and is part of a chain with branches in London and Edinburgh.

Roman Baths

Bath River Avon South West England

Bath is famous for the Roman Baths that date back to when the first shrine at the site of the hot springs was discovered by the British king Bladud who built the first baths in 836 BC.

Bath River Avon South West England

Bath River Avon South West England

Pulteney Bridge  was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick.  Pulteney Bridge is open to pedestrians, but only buses and taxis can drive across.

The weir at Pulteney Bridge

Bath River Avon South West England

Quite an impressive sight.

Bath Abbey

Bath River Avon South West England

The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul,  commonly known as Bath Abbey, it is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine monastery. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries.

The Abbey in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

It is a pleasure to walk around this lovely city.

No motor vehicles here

Bath River Avon South West England

Beautiful walkways with no traffic.

 Red wine with lunch

Bath River Avon South West England

David Herd, Bill Austin and Simon Wilmont enjoying some cold beers in Bath.

St Christopher’s Inn

Bath River Avon South West England

Here is cheap accommodation in the heart of the city.

Sleeping rough in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

Hoping to earn a few quid playing the flute.

 Typical homes in Bath South West England

Bath River Avon South West England

Very distinctive architecture in Bath River Avon South West England.

County Hotel Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

Bath celebrity chef Martin Blunos has returned. This well known Chef has opened his latest venture at the County hotel. Martin became a fixture on the Bath cullinary scene in the 1990s with his restaurant Lettonie which earned two Michelin stars. Simply named Blunos, the new restaurant will be dedicated to serving fresh fish and seafood and Martin says it will be very different from Lettonie.

Holburne Museum in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

The first public art gallery in Bath is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. The foundation stone was laid in 1796 and the building was ready by 1799. Bath South West England is certainly worth a visit, not far away on the same river is Bradford on Avon, put it on your itinerary.

Bath Priory Restaurant

Bath River Avon South West England You feel as though you are a guest in a wonderful private house rather than a hotel. 

Priory restaurant

Bath River Avon South West England The award-winning restaurant, serves superb modern European cuisine.

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Beckington Trowbridge South West England

June 4, 2017 by David Herd

Church of St George, Beckington

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

Beckington Trowbridge South West England 2009, how did I find myself there you may well ask. Quite simple really, since 2007 I have been travelling to England to visit my friend Alan who is a guest of Her Majesty. His brother Bill Austin and I have become good friends as well, so I stay with him and his partner Joan Baptiste, and between visiting Alan Bill and I tour around the country.

So to answer the question, Bill lives in Beckington and works for the council in Trowbridge. Beckington village is 5.8 miles from Trowbridge town centre and 10 miles from the historical city of Bath.

Church of St George

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

The church is just across the road from Bill and Joan’s home and dates back to the 14th century.

Warminster Road

Beckington Trowbridge South West England The church is on the right just up the road and Bill’s home is on the left.

Bill and Joan’s Beckington home.

 photo Bill amp Joans home.jpg Here is their delightful home, I feel a little sorry for Bill because no sooner has he got the place perfect Joan decides she wants to move elsewhere. 🙂

My friends Joan Baptiste and Bill Austin

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

Bill works for the local Trowbridge council.

Woolpack Inn Warminster Road

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

For local news bookmark this link for the Wiltshire times.

Typical Beckington home

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

Typical local stone houses.

Trowbridge

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

 There is evidence that the land on which Trowbridge is built was being farmed more than 3,000 years ago. In the 10th century written records and architectural ruins begin marking Trowbridge’s existence as a village.

The Trowbridge fair

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

The annual fair attracts lots to locals.

The Fair at Beckington Trowbridge South West England

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A peaceful area around a pond in the park.

Trowbridge Fair

Wiltshire

The locals are patiently waiting for the music to begin.

The rocket man

Beckington Trowbridge South West England A beautiful at the Trowbridge Fair, perhaps I’ll blast off.

Arrested for stealing a spacesuit

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

The long arm of the law.

Out on bail

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I know what you are thinking, here are two dinosaurs. 🙂 🙂 🙂

 The White Hart Ford, Chippenham

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

One of the great pleasures of touring around the UK is the thousands of wonderful pubs. In the last week or so we have visited many on our road trip that took us through Bath, Plymouth, Penzance, Lands End and St Ives.

Road trip

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

This is a wonderful part of England, a very interesting coastline. 

The White Hart

Beckington Trowbridge South West England Many of the pubs are quite ancient.

Location, White Hart to the Woolpack Inn

Beckington Trowbridge South West England

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Wandering around South West England

June 3, 2017 by David Herd

Shaftesbury in Dorset

Wandering around South West England is a total pleasure.

Wandering around South West England

Wandering around South West England, I have taken thousands of photos there and this one is my favorite. It is Gold Hill, Shaftesbury which is in Dorset. There is a nice tea room at the top of the hill where you can enjoy scones with jam & cream while enjoying the view. I will try to give you some useful travel tips towards the end of this post.

Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Wandering around South West England Lyme Regis in Dorset is a special place, the coastline in either direction is magnificent. The cliffs over the  boarder are grey and crumbling, those eastwards, towards Charmouth are also unstable – especially after heavy rain, and those at Black Ven are capped with a layer of Gold. The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast—a World Heritage Site. For information please click here.

Lyme Regis South west England

Wandering around South West England A beautiful part of the English coastline.

Weymouth Travelling South West England

Travelling South West England

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset,  situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Dorchester and 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of the Isle of Portland. The town’s population is 52,323 (2011). The town is the largest settlement in Dorset following the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole   The history of the borough stretches back to the 12th century; including involvement in the spread of the Black Death, the settlement of the Americas, the development of Georgian architecture, and preparations for World War II. Fishing and trading employ fewer people in the area since their peak in earlier centuries, but tourism has continuously increased its presence in the town since the 18th century and is now the primary industry. Weymouth is a tourist resort, and its economy depends on its harbor and visitor attractions; the town is a gateway situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, important for its geology and landforms. Weymouth Harbour is home to cross-channel ferries, pleasure boats and private yachts, and nearby Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held.

Wandering around South West England to Dorchester 

Wandering around South West England

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. A historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway, that separates the area from Weymouth, 8 miles (13 km) south. Dorchester is noted as being home and inspiration to the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town. In the 2001 Census the official population of Dorchester was 16,171, although by 2010 this was estimated to have risen to 18,280.

St Ives in Cornwall

Wandering around South West England

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. The town lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing. Wikipedia

Wandering around South West England to St Ives

Wandering around South West England

Lots of narrow winding lanes some too narrow for vehicles.

Lands End, Cornwall.

Wandering around South West England Here we are at Lands End in Cornwall, England’s most westerly point. Wind levels in winter reach around 20-25 knots, which is windier than most of England. The highest temperature recorded is 28.9 °C, and the lowest temperature recorded is -3.4 °C.

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Most westerly point in England.

Wandering around South West England

Such a wild rugged coastline.

The famous Roman Baths in Bath.

Wandering around South West England

I’m sure these baths have not changed in centuries.

Beautiful city of Bath

Wandering around South West England

 

This is certainly one of my favourite English cities Wandering around South West England.

So many pubs & so little time.

Wandering around South West England

English pubs have got to be the best in the world, then again I have never been to Ireland. 🙂

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Bradford on Avon

Wandering around South West England

We have traveled north now to Bradford on Avon in west Wiltshire, one of my favourite English villages with some excellent pubs & restaurants.

My niece Laura love the scones at The Bridge Tea rooms.

Wandering around South West England

Can afternoon tea get any better than this?

Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

Wandering around South West England

A tithe barn was a type of barn used in much of northern Europe in the Middle Ages for storing tithes—one tenth of a farm’s produce which was given to the Church. Tithe barns were usually associated with the village church or rectory and independent farmers took their tithes there.

Tithe Barn

Wandering around South West England

The village priests wouldn’t have to pay tithes—the purpose of the tithe being their support—and some had their own farms anyway, which are now village greens in some villages.

Houseboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Travelling South West England

The ducks or drakes deciding whether to go for a swim or a walk. 🙂

Two Dinosaurs at the Trowbridge show in Wiltshire.

Wandering around South West England

 

Oh well, it is better to be a “has been” than a “never was”. 🙂
 
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Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

May 21, 2015 by David Herd

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

 Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset is located in west Dorset in South West England. An interesting seaside village. we stopped for lunch on the way to Plymouth from Beckington.

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

 Situated at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis is a major centre for fossil collecting.  The village is located 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles east of Exeter. The Cobb wall provides a breakwater to protect the town from storms and separates Monmouth and Cobb Gate beaches.

The High Street

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

 An official World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast is a “must see” for anyone interested in geology, history or stunning coastal scenery,  some of the most scenic spots in its 95 mile long stretch can be found around the Lyme Regis area.

Royal Lion Hotel

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

  It is a former coaching inn, dated to 1610 (although the official site claims 1601). It is reputedly haunted; many unexplained ectoplasms have been sighted in the corridors and cold spots.

Bell Cliff Restaurant & Tea Rooms

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

  TripAdviser rate the restaurant 16 from 68 in Lyme Regis.  

 The Rock Point Inn

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

   At the mouth of the Lim River, facing the sea, is this 18th-century pub.  

Relaxing in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

 Lyme Regis is an historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port on the world famous Cobb harbour. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

I think it would be very cold in winter.

The seagulls are as big as chooks.

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

These monsters are twice as big as their Australian cousins.

Protection from the sea

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

The rock wall looks like it can withstand anything the ocean can throw at it.

Lime Regis Jurassic Coast

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

Certainly one of the most interesting coastlines in England.

Farewell from the Jurassic coast.

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

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Ok, off we go towards Lands End.

Our road trip

Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Dorset

 

We left Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast to spend a couple of days in Plymouth before visiting Par where my Grandfather Samuel John Tippett was born, then onto Lands End and St Ives.

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Good English restaurants exist

July 27, 2013 by David Herd

The Westbeach in Bournemouth.

Good English restaurants exist

Good English restaurants exist Good English restaurants exist, many people think they are few and far between, but here are a couple to consider. The Westbeach restaurant in Bournemouth is certainly worth a visit, great location on the beach, with a good menu offering a nice selection. I first visited Westbeach December 2007 then returned in 2009 so things may have changed.

Westbeach is one of my favourite restaurants in England. photo WestbeachBournemouth5.jpg Good English restaurants exist

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The Priory hotel in Bath

Good English restaurants exist The Priory in Bath is very good, receiving a Michelin star in 2012. Sam Moody is the chef.

Good English restaurants exist Good English restaurants exist

The Priory is old world charm at its best, for more information please click here.

 The Mission in Plymouth.

Good English restaurants exist

The Mission has great atmosphere and very good food, please click here.

 

 Good English restaurants exist

 The Well at Buckington, Wiltshire.

Good English restaurants exist

Here are my nieces Laura & Elyssa hamming it up at the Well in Bulkington, a nice English pub with good food.

The Bridge Tea Room, Bradford on Avon

Good English restaurants exist

One of Britain’s Great Tea Rooms is in Bradford on Avon, the afternoon ritual of serving tea has been developed to a fine art here, and is so accomplished that the Bridge Tea Rooms has been recognized as excellent by the prestigious UK Tea Guild for many years. Delicate bone china, the finest leaf teas, and friendly staff in Victorian costumes serving home-made cakes, pastries and sandwiches. Housed in a former blacksmith’s cottage dating from 1502, the Bridge Tea Rooms positively oozes atmosphere, and the classical music playing gently in the background sets a tranquil tone.

One of Britain’s Great Tea Rooms

Good English restaurants exist

If you are ever in this delightful village make sure you visit this tea room.

MY LOVELY NIECE LOVED THE SCONES.

Good English restaurants exist

Laura really loved the scones.

My other lovely niece Elyssa preferred the sponge cake.

Good English restaurants exist

Either one would do me.

La Chateaux Du Vin in Brighton
Good English restaurants  AgnesPaulo and Nikki at my favourite Brighton restaurantLa Chateaux Du Vin, open for lunch and dinner, if you go there please pass on my regards.  :-D Good English restaurants exist

Good English restaurants exist

Above is Smoked salon on Matzo which  is an unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday.

The Bath Arms Hotel in Brighton 

Good English restaurants exist

 A terrific ham & salad sandwich.

The Par Inn, Cornwall

Good English restaurants exist

  This is definitely not one of the Good English restaurants, worst Cornish pasties I’ve ever tasted were here. The  reason I paid this town a visit was because it was the birth place of my grandfather Sam Tippett.

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Travelling South West England

July 23, 2013 by David Herd

Shaftesbury in Dorset

Travelling South West England is a total pleasure.

Travelling South West England

Travelling South West England, I have taken thousands of photos there and this one is my favorite. It is Gold Hill, Shaftesbury which is in Dorset. There is a nice tea room at the top of the hill where you can enjoy scones with jam & cream while enjoying the view. I will try to give you some useful travel tips towards the end of this post.

Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Travelling South West England Lyme Regis in Dorset is a special place, the coastline in either direction is magnificent. The cliffs over the  boarder are grey and crumbling, those eastwards, towards Charmouth are also unstable – especially after heavy rain, and those at Black Ven are capped with a layer of Gold. The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast—a World Heritage Site. For information please click here.

Lyme Regis South west England

Travelling South West England A beautiful part of the English coastline.

Weymouth Travelling South West England

Travelling South West England

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset,  situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Dorchester and 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of the Isle of Portland. The town’s population is 52,323 (2011). The town is the largest settlement in Dorset following the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole   The history of the borough stretches back to the 12th century; including involvement in the spread of the Black Death, the settlement of the Americas, the development of Georgian architecture, and preparations for World War II. Fishing and trading employ fewer people in the area since their peak in earlier centuries, but tourism has continuously increased its presence in the town since the 18th century and is now the primary industry. Weymouth is a tourist resort, and its economy depends on its harbor and visitor attractions; the town is a gateway situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, important for its geology and landforms. Weymouth Harbour is home to cross-channel ferries, pleasure boats and private yachts, and nearby Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held.

Travelling South West England to Dorchester 

Travelling South West England

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. A historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway, that separates the area from Weymouth, 8 miles (13 km) south. Dorchester is noted as being home and inspiration to the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town. In the 2001 Census the official population of Dorchester was 16,171, although by 2010 this was estimated to have risen to 18,280.

St Ives in Cornwall

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St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. The town lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing. Wikipedia

Travelling South West England to St Ives

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Lots of narrow winding lanes some too narrow for vehicles.

Lands End, Cornwall.

Travelling South West England Here we are at Lands End in Cornwall, England’s most westerly point. Wind levels in winter reach around 20-25 knots, which is windier than most of England. The highest temperature recorded is 28.9 °C, and the lowest temperature recorded is -3.4 °C.

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Most westerly point in England.

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Such a wild rugged coastline.

The famous Roman Baths in Bath.

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I’m sure these baths have not changed in centuries.

Beautiful city of Bath

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This is certainly one of my favourite English cities Travelling South West England.

So many pubs & so little time.

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English pubs have got to be the best in the world, then again I have never been to Ireland. 🙂

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Bradford on Avon

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We have traveled north now to Bradford on Avon in west Wiltshire, one of my favourite English villages with some excellent pubs & restaurants.

My niece Laura love the scones at The Bridge Tea rooms.

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Can afternoon tea get any better than this?

Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

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A tithe barn was a type of barn used in much of northern Europe in the Middle Ages for storing tithes—one tenth of a farm’s produce which was given to the Church. Tithe barns were usually associated with the village church or rectory and independent farmers took their tithes there.

Tithe Barn

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The village priests wouldn’t have to pay tithes—the purpose of the tithe being their support—and some had their own farms anyway, which are now village greens in some villages.

Houseboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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The ducks or drakes deciding whether to go for a swim or a walk. 🙂

Some wildlife

Travelling South West England Beside a country road in Westbury in Wiltshire.

Two Dinosaurs at the Trowbridge show in Wiltshire.

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Oh well, it is better to be a “has been” than a “never was”. 🙂
 
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Travelling South West England is certainly one of my favourite parts of this wonderful country.

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