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The Legends of Winchester

Our last stop during the countryside portion of our tour was the city of Winchester. Like the other places we visited, Winchester has a long and rich history dating back to prehistoric and Roman times.  Today, the Hampshire County Councils are based in Winchester, and it is said to be one of the most desirable… Continue reading The Legends of Winchester

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The New Forest National Park

The United Kingdom is home to 15 designated National Parks, areas of natural beauty and historic or cultural significance. Ten of these are located within England and include famous areas such as the Lake District, the North York Moors, and the Peak District. The other five are outside of England, with two in Scotland and… Continue reading The New Forest National Park

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Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta

After visiting Stonehenge, we backtracked nine miles to the historic city of Salisbury.  We had been searching for Old Sarum, the site of the oldest known settlement in the area.  Unfortunately the sat nav got a little confused, likely due to user error, and so we never made it to Old Sarum.  Instead, in a… Continue reading Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta

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Prehistoric History: Stonehenge

  Our second day in England took us to two sites of historic significance. Less than 10 miles away from each other and within an hour's drive from where we were staying in Lymington on the southwest coast, a visit to Stonehenge and the town of Salisbury made a great day trip. We started off… Continue reading Prehistoric History: Stonehenge