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|This row of stone cottages is in the delightful village of Bibury, in the Cotswolds. William Morris greatly admired this village.|
|Burford is a small Medieval town with a population of about a thousand, but there are usually many more visitors roaming its main street, as it is a very popular destination.|
|Burford... a back lane.|
|A young local at Lechlade, enjoying a paddle in the Thames.|
|This lovely 13th Century church, St Mary the Virgin, is in the village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood, just a few miles from Burford.|
|A brass suitable for rubbing in the church at Northleach.|
|Ropes ready for the bell-ringers at Lechlade-on-Thames. Note the electric fan to cool the ringers down if they become over-excited.|
|Buscot Park is a National Trust property. The present Lord Faringdon and his family still live there. It is worth reading a message from him at this site: http://www.buscot-park.com/|
|The water gardens at Buscot Park were designed by Harold Peto in the early 20th Century, and they link the lake with the house.|
|A view of the house and the formal gardens at Blenheim Palace, near the village of Woodstock.
Blenheim Palace was a gift from Queen Anne to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, following his victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession. Winston Churchill was born here.
The magnificent landscaped grounds of 2000 acres were designed by 'Capability' Brown.
|The memorial to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, seen from the Palace.|
|Blenheim Palace from the lake.|
|The rose garden at Blenheim.|
|St John the Baptist in Cirencester is a good example of a wool church, one built on a grand scale thanks to the bounty which resulted from a booming trade in wool in the Cotswolds during the Middle Ages.|
|This gorgeous altar cloth is in St John the Baptist Church in Cirencester. It reminds me of the kind of decoration to be found in the best of Islamic art. We can only speculate about the original colours before time and light had softened the effect.|
|A Manor House, close to the village of Lower Slaughter.|
|A stone bridge across the river at Stow-on-the-Wold.|
|An old water mill at Stow-on-the-Wold.|
|A lane with a garden supplies shop in the market town of Chipping Norton. And, no, we did not spy any of the notorious Chipping Norton Set when we were there!|