Category Archives: South West

80. Chedworth Roman Villa – 14/3/2016

When I mentioned that I was planning to visit the Chedworth Roman Villa, someone said ‘seen one Roman villa, seen ’em all’. This was a rather sweeping statement but I admit that I had strong expectations of what I would … Continue reading

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77. Antony – 29/9/2015

It has long been evident to me that the world of the English aristocracy is a very small and tight-knit community in which the intermarrying of large families with other large families was very much the way things were done. … Continue reading

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76. Buckland Abbey – 28/9/2015

As the crow flies, Buckland Abbey is around 4 or 5 miles away from our holiday home, but it took us about 40 minutes to get there, including a toll-paying trip across the Tamar Bridge. I always seem to do … Continue reading

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75. Trerice – 27/9/2015

For some reason, Trerice really reminded me of Chastleton House in the Cotswolds, which I had visited almost two years ago to the day. It is not vastly similar in appearance and was built around 40 years before Chastleton, but … Continue reading

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74. Tintagel Old Post Office – 27/9/2015

The Tintagel Old Post Office is one of those awkward NT properties that is both fairly small and a long way from any of the others! So, while its size makes it a perfect add-on to a longer visit at … Continue reading

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73. Lanhydrock – 26/9/2015

A number of entries ago, I seem to remember commenting that I hadn’t visited all that many traditional stately homes and was finding my way instead to gardens and other diverse oddities. This week, though, I have well and truly … Continue reading

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72. Saltram – 25/9/2015

I promised you Saltram after the George III connection with Cotehele so here it is! We lost no time in following up and headed straight off to Plympton today to complete the story. Oddly, though, I heard more about the … Continue reading

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