Anne Bartlett's Travel Blog

A day in Corsham, Wiltshire - Film Location for Poldark

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:40:00 AM
CorshamThere are some delightful places and hidden gems on the South-Western edge of the Cotswolds. The other day, when travelling along the A4 otherwise known as the Great West Road, we stopped to ...

A Royal Welcome

Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:21:00 PM
In Windsor some years ago I attended a training course for Blue Badge Tour Guides.  My colleagues and I were learning about the history of Windsor castle and how to show ...

Visiting Ironbridge - A World Heritage Site

Sunday, July 12, 2015 1:13:00 PM
  I was delighted to be asked to be the Blue Badge Tour Guide for a holiday group from Kent who had booked a short break holiday in the Midlands.  ...

Chastleton House, Oxfordshire - Film Location for Wolf Hall

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:28:00 PM
  Chastleton House:  Hilary Mantel's award winning historical novel Wolf Hall, chronicling the rise of Thomas Cromwell, was mainly filmed on location in South ...

Walking around a Prehistoric Monument in Wiltshire

Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:09:00 AM
    To be able to travel back in time and see a man-made Neolithic landscape that is over 5,000 years old is pretty incredible.  The stone circle at ...

Visiting Film Locations - Highclere Castle

Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:34:00 PM
My coach group were all avid fans of the television series Downton Abbey and had admitted to being glued to their television sets on Sunday evenings to watch the popular ...

Magna Carta and King John

Saturday, April 11, 2015 4:45:00 PM
  During this year we will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, otherwise known as the Great Charter. On 15th June 1215 King John reluctantly ...

Exploring Gloucester

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:37:00 PM
No holiday in the county of Gloucestershire should be without a visit to the city of Gloucester to experience its fascinating history and heritage. Church of St Nicholas When ...

Stratford-on-Avon and the Shakespeare Connections

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:10:00 AM
  I'm often asked to take people on guided tours around Stratford-on-Avon to see William Shakespeare's birthplace and the other properties with the Shakespeare ...

Celebrating Chedworth Roman Villa's Special Anniversary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:38:00 AM
As a Cotswold Blue Badge Tour Guide, I love anniversaries as it highlights the importance of our visitor attractions and encourages people to visit or revisit the ...

Autumn Colours at Batsford Arboretum in the Cotswolds

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:59:00 AM
      Although the English summer has ended, there's still lots to see and do in and around Gloucestershire. This last week I've taken several groups on guided ...

A visit to Warwick Castle

Monday, February 10, 2014 10:31:00 PM
A top tourist attraction in the Heart of England is Warwick Castle, one of the best examples of a medieval castle in England.  It provides a wonderful day out for people of all ages.Warwick ...

A Ghost Walk around Prestbury, the most haunted village in Gloucestershire

Friday, April 05, 2013 10:51:00 AM
It was a cold, blustery, dark and eerie evening when I met 23 members of the Cheltenham branch of the Federation of Small Businesses for a stiff drink at the Plough Inn, Prestbury in Gloucestershire. ...

Cheltenham's connection with Capt. Scott's Expedition to the South Pole

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:34:00 PM
This fine statue on the Promenade in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire is of local hero Dr Edward Wilson who went on two Polar Expeditions to the Antarctic with Capt. Robert Falcon Scott. The ...

Gloucestershire's connections with Charles Dickens

Monday, February 06, 2012 9:49:00 PM
Charles Dickens (7th Feb 1812 - 9th June 1870)  On the 7th February 2012 we will be celebrating the bicentenary of  the birth of one of the most influential, widely read, ...

The 2012 Cotswold Olimpicks and the World Shin Kicking Competition

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 10:26:00 AM
My souvenir programmefor the 400th anniversaryThis year, in Gloucestershire, we have been looking forward to the 400th anniversary of  Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpicks, a much ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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CorshamThere are some delightful places and hidden gems on the South-Western edge of the ...
In Windsor some years ago I attended a training course for Blue Badge Tour Guides.  My ...
  I was delighted to be asked to be the Blue Badge Tour Guide ...
  Chastleton House:  Hilary Mantel's award winning historical novel ...
    To be able to travel back in time and see a man-made Neolithic ...

 

 

 

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