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arwStage 1 » 14.May - 26.May '06
flag GBLondon & South West England

flag GB s1 calendar 14.May [Sunday]
05:50 Arrival at London Heathrow on Malaysian Airline flight MH 020 from Kuala Lumpur
Taxi from Heathrow to Windsor
arw London / Windsor » Stay Extra Time calendar 15.May - 17.May click for map
Report REPORTS: Trip to London etc for Jim's Glassware
see also the Transport page for Big Bus Co & Thames River Cruises
bed Clarence Hotel : 5 nights at 63 / 74 BB
9 Clarence Rd, Windsor ph +44 01753 8644 365
food ??
Glassware: Tony O'Loughlin, 6 The Georgian Village, Camden Passage,
ph +44 07944 746 855 -
Report NOTES: We have organised a hire car for the South West trip - contact:
Practical Car & Van Rental: Unit 3, Vansittart Industrial Estate, Windsor click
ph +44 01753 833442
Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the country and the preferred London residence of the Royal Family. It stands in beautiful grounds on the western edge of London, and is one of the best places for a day trip from the capital.
It's easy to see why the Royals love their Windsor home. The Royal Parks are extremely wild and lovely, and teeming with deer. There are hundreds of quiet beauty spots to be found if you take your time. The castle itself is truly majestic - solid, imposing and at the same time graceful.
Visitors can check out the State Apartments, Queen Mary's Doll House collection, and the magnificent St George's Chapel, festooned in the banners of Knights of the Kingdom, from the Crusading era to that of Margaret Thatcher. One of the best features of the castle is walking around the ramparts, feeling the ancient stone under your feet and looking out over the parks.
Windsor is also a magical place with it's little Cafes, bars and speciality shops - one visit is never enough - so here we are again :-) ..... and not to forget the lovely streets of Eton just across the River Thames.
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flag GB s1-00 calendar 18.May distance ~85 km click for map
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CAR from Windsor via A308, M25, M23 etc south to ......
arw Balcombe »
bed food with friends - Nicola & family : 1 night
"Plovers" Brantridge Forest, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17
ph +44 01 444 401 500
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flag GB s1-01 calendar 19.May distance ~250 km click for map
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CAR via M3 / A303 to south-east of Yeovil (Dorset) to ......
arw Charmouth »
bed food Hensleigh Hotel : 1 night at 69 pp DBB [90dep]
Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6LW ph +44 01297 560830
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flag GB s1-02 calendar 20.May [Saturday] distance ~150 km click for map
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CAR via Dartmoor, Tavistok & Liskeard to .....
arw Looe - West »
bed Panorama Hotel : 1 night at 48.5/77 BB 'C' (no Restaurant)
Hannafore Road, Looe, PL13 2DE ph +44 01503 262 123
food ??
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flag GB s1-03 calendar 21.May [Sunday] distance ~110 km click for map
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CAR to Polperro and via Cornish south coast to Helston - south to ......
arw Mullion Cove » Lizard Peninsula
bed food Mullion Cove Hotel : 1 night at 300 all DBB [120dep]
Mullion, TR12 7EP ph +44 0 1326 240 328
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flag GB s1-04 calendar 22.May distance ~110 km click for map
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CAR follow coast along Cornish most south western peninsula to ......
arw St Ives »
bed food Porthminster Hotel : 1 night at 77 pp DBB [100dep]
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2BN ph +44 01736 795 221
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flag GB s1-05 calendar 23.May distance ~160 km click for map
Report REPORT:
CAR follow Cornish coast north (~100km) -
food Lunch at Rick Stein's Restaurant in Padstow -
CAR north western Cornish coast (~60km) - including "King Arthur's Tintagel/Boscastle" to ...
arw Bude »
bed food Falcon Hotel : 1 night at 57.50pp BB +D [ 60dep]
Bude EX23 8SD ph +44 01288 352005
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flag GB s1-06 calendar 24.May distance ~80 km click for map
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CAR drive inland for foodPEOPLE lunch with friends at Holsworth
CAR - north via Barnstable to ......
arw Ilfracombe »
bed food Epchris Hotel : 1 night at 46 pp DBB
Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 8AZ ph +44 01271 862751
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flag GB s1-07 calendar 25.May distance ~180 km click for map is Towel Day - in memory of Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
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CAR along northern Devon coast crossing Exmoor and turning inland via Bridgewater & Glastonbury to ....
arw Midsomer Norton »
bed The Old Priory : 1 night at 80 / 110 BB food Moody Goose Restaurant
Church Square, Midsomer Norton BA3 2HX ph +44 01761 416 784
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flag GB s1-08 calendar 26.May distance ~150 km click for map
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CAR travel east - partly along Avon River and canal via Pewsey, Hungerford, Newbury to....
arw Windsor / London »
bed (as above - s1-00)
food ??
ReportNOTES: Get ready for relocation to Continent EU (EuroStar to Paris)
Eurostar booking reference is SIFJWI - [27.May '06 12:09 Waterloo Station]
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calendar 14. - 26.May 2006 = 13 days ... ::... distance ~1150 km (over 8 days)
[ NOTE: section includes 5 days in Windsor / London - ie without driving ]
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