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Finally got around to uploading the pics from my holiday in the Cotswolds last week. I hope you enjoy! :D

The Palace:

Blenheim Palace



The grounds and gardens:

Vanbrugh's Grand Bridge

The Cascades

Rose Garden
The Rose Garden (not in flower when we were there, unfortunately)

More of the grounds

The second largest maze in the UK...

Which we promptly got lost in. *g*

Now on to Broughton Castle (which is in Banbury, Oxfordshire):

The Castle

Castle View

The Great Hall

View from the roof
The view from the roof of the castle

The Garden
Just a portion of the beautiful garden. This pic doesn't really do it justice!

I loved this view of the outside of the castle. So pretty!

That's it for now! :)

Date: 2006-06-17 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Wow, those are gorgeous photos! (What a nice eye for photography you have.)

It must have had been such a wonderful time! :)

Date: 2006-06-20 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. :)

We had a wonderful time! :D

Date: 2006-06-17 09:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm a new friend. *waves* I love these photos. I like the last one, as well.

Date: 2006-06-20 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Welcome! It's good to have you here. *waves back*

Thank you! :)

Date: 2006-06-17 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh lovely pics!

Date: 2006-06-20 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

Date: 2006-06-17 09:57 pm (UTC)
gillo: (Cathedral)
From: [personal profile] gillo
Did you realise they used Broughton for Viola's home in Shakespeare in Love? It happens to belong to the Fiennes family...

Beautiful pics. Blenheim was so determined to out-Versailles Versailles.

Date: 2006-06-20 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I did know that! :) I knew it belonged to the Fiennes family before I went, but found out about "Sahkespeare in Love" while I was there. "Morecombe and Wise" also filmed one of their Christmas specials there. :D

Thank you! :)

Date: 2006-06-17 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Hey! You were like, in my neighbourhood! I live just a handful of miles from Banbury and Woodstock! I often go walking at Blenheim.

You should've nipped over to Stowe Landscape Gardens. I got married there. It's beautiful.


Date: 2006-06-20 06:21 pm (UTC)
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You're so lucky to live so close to it! I adored Blenheim. :D

We drove through Stowe, but didn't have time to stop. There are so many beautiful places to visit! :)

Date: 2006-06-17 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Those are gorgeous! I've never been to Blenheim but it is stunning - must put it on my to-do list.

Date: 2006-06-20 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! It really is the most beautiful place. :)

Date: 2006-06-17 11:30 pm (UTC)
jerusha: (inaralights)
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Very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing.

Date: 2006-06-20 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

Date: 2006-06-18 01:09 am (UTC)
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These are stunning pictures, Cal! Thank you so much for sharing them!

Date: 2006-06-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, Beans! :D

Date: 2006-06-18 02:43 am (UTC)
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gorgeous pics - my favourite was of the cascades :)

Date: 2006-06-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Claire. :D

Date: 2006-06-18 03:48 am (UTC)
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OMG! Cal these are gorgeous!! *is jealous* I'm so glad you and Paul got this chance to get away. You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful country. *hugs*

Date: 2006-06-29 10:59 am (UTC)
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Thank you! We had such a wonderful time. I love anything to do with history. I'd like to visit so many places around the world!

*hugs you tight*

Date: 2006-06-18 05:15 am (UTC)
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What gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Date: 2006-06-29 10:59 am (UTC)
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Thank you, Cindy. :)

Date: 2006-06-18 07:58 am (UTC)
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Beautiful pics Cal. I love the view of the bridge and the cascades, and Broughton Castle looks wonderful. Really old, and the gardens look so well looked after. Not too far from us, so somewhere to put on the visiting list, I think.

Date: 2006-06-29 11:00 am (UTC)
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Definitely visit it if you get the chance! Such a beautiful place. :)

Date: 2006-06-18 09:01 am (UTC)
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*bounces* I love those places - and I remember them from the last time we went there. I'm so looking forward to going in the maze with my teenagers... maybe I can loose them! LOL!

I also remember feeling really ill at Blenheim because it was a really hot day that day, and I felt really faint half way round the tour. They were really nice and let us rejoin it after a 'breather' outside.

Glad you had a chance to look around and enjoy it on your own.

Date: 2006-06-29 11:03 am (UTC)
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We had so much fun in that maze...walking round and round in circles! LOL!

When do you go? You're going to have such a good time! :D

Date: 2006-06-29 04:44 pm (UTC)
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We go for two weeks starting the last weekend of July. Can't wait!

Date: 2006-06-18 09:17 am (UTC)
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Those are fantastic pictures , Cal. I especially enjoyed seeing Broughton Castle that I found so gorgeous!

You must have had a lovely time.:)

Date: 2006-06-29 11:04 am (UTC)
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Thank you, Caroline! We had a wonderful time. :D

Date: 2006-06-18 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Great pictures. I really like those of Blenheim's park, and Broughton Castle is lovely. I'll definetely try to go there next time I come to England.

Date: 2006-06-29 11:04 am (UTC)
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Thank you! They're definitely worth visiting. :)

Date: 2006-06-20 02:02 am (UTC)
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Gorgeous photos.

Date: 2006-06-29 11:05 am (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

Date: 2006-06-27 04:19 am (UTC)
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Gah--these pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! That's one major thing I miss a lot, living in the States--we don't have all the incredible history and amazing architecture to go along with it. *sigh* It's been way too long since I've been in Europe--I love it so.

So can you tell I'm a leeetle bit behind on LJ?... ;)

Date: 2006-06-29 11:07 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I love anything to do with history. There are so many different places around the world I'd like to visit! :)

Can you tell I'm behind on replying to comments? Hee! :D

Date: 2006-07-03 08:22 am (UTC)
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Oooh, you'll have to let me know when you have a free couple of months--we could totally do a round-the-world tour! It'd be So. Much. Fun!! *giggles*

Though for now I'd really just settle for landing in your neck of the woods. I love the UK so. *sigh*
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