Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cotswolds Study Trip - Day 5

The first stop of the day was is Witney where we met with the West Oxford Tourism
officer, to see the wool trail.

Our second stop was in Burford. Burford has been a town since it was granted a
charter  between 1088 and 1107. We walked along Burford High Street, which is quite steep, with one of the town’s officials.

In the afternoon we visited Blenheim Palace, a gift from Queen Victoria to the Duke of Marlborough, for his great victory in the  Battle of Blenheim in 1704. The architecture is impressive, as was the extensive landscaped grounds, which were designed by Capability Brown. 

Want to joining this tour next year? E-mail hrc@uwaterloo.ca to be put on the mailing list 

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