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Published: June 27th 2014
Morning Rush Hour
The only in and out of our resort was a very skinny road with no pullouts. Visibility was so bad there was a traffic light. The morning we left was the only time we ever saw more than one car waiting at the light. There were 5!!!
Day 10 - The Royal Road
Today we have another long trip planned. It would normally take us about 3 hours to get from Wychnor to Salisbury. On the way, we planned to spend a couple of hours at Warwick Castle and maybe stop at a few other locations. Just before Warwick we stopped at a ruined castle complex called Kenilworth Castle. The original buildings were built in the 1100s and addtions were made until the 1600s. After the English Civil War the castle wall was torn down so that it couldn't be used as a stonghold again. Many of the buildings had areas that were still accessible. Michelle enjoyed climbing through the halls and finding small dark nooks to explore. The Castle was one of the English Heritage sites. We bought a pass that lets us get into all of them for free. We also signed up for a add on that gets us into many other sites, like Warwick castle, at a discount. The pass paid for itself today. After Kenilworth we headed to Warwick castle. Tony remembered going there as a kid and wanted to share the expirence with Michelle. His favorite part was exploring the dungeons
I saw the Light
If you look very carefully off to the left you can see the traffic light.
of the castle. Warwick castle has been around since the 900s and is celebrating thier 1100th birthday this year. The castle is one of the most developed castles in England. There are extensive tours and shows, along with some attractions. We spent our time wandering around the castle (including the 530 steep, narrow steps to the top of the castle wall) and the grounds. Michelle spent some time at the playground riding the zipline, we watched the Birds of Prey show, toured the Peacock Gardens, and finished off the day watching the replica trebuchet fire a flaming sphere at the invading forces. We spent over 4 hours at the castle and still didn't see everything. We left the castle a little later than planned and needed to get to Salisbury before 8PM. The 3 hour trip through the counrtyside was beautiful and fun to drive (according to Tony). We finally reached Salisbury and checked into our B&B. After dinner and a chat with our hosts we headed to bed to be ready for our early visit to Stonehenge tomorrow morning.
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