Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

UK Road Trip Continued

If you’ve been following along, you know that we stopped for an overnight on Monday in the Cotswold town of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Monday had been a long, but wonderful day. We had a lot of ground to cover on Tuesday, so, instead of lingering abed, I got up early to explore the quaint little town.

Our hotel — The Dial House — was an absolutely charming place, built in 1698.

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The Dial House Hotel & Restaurant


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The River Windrush flows right through town.


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Old garden wall along the river.


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Our glasses were still on the table from the night before .


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Village buildings fashioned from Cotswold limestone.


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Motoring Museum


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Classic red phone booth.


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Ivy-covered cottage.


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It was a very picturesque place.


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I really wanted to bring that big sheep home.


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Rear garden path at The Dial House.


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Sitting room inside The Dial House.


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Cocktail bar inside The Dial House.


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Front garden at The Dial House.


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Building along the river.


I’m really glad I took the time for that stroll. It was a lovely, peaceful place.

I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to find coffee that early in the land of tea, but I actually found a news agent’s shop that was open — yay!! — and the nice man at the counter served me a delicious coffee, which I drank during my stroll.

Later, I returned to the same shop to get a coffee for my sweet Hubby.

By then I figured he’d had time to wake up and shower.

Not long after that we were on our way.

Our first stop on Tuesday was to be Stow-on-the-Wold, a the nearby, larger Cotswold village that I’d seen in my friend Janet’s pictures from a trip she’d taken the previous Fall.

Stow-on-the-Wold, which I’ll share in my next post, was just as lovely as I’d expected.


  1. Raindog's Gravatar Raindog
    October 5, 2014    

    From your pics of that sleepy, little village, one could be tempted to wonder if it ever wakes up. It looks like a charming place.

    • ToadMama's Gravatar ToadMama
      October 5, 2014    

      LOL. It was quite early during my stroll.

  2. October 6, 2014    

    What a cute little village. It looks like a perfect peaceful place to stay a while and rest.

    • October 6, 2014    

      It was. I just wish we had planned to stay longer. I envision a peaceful, relaxing vacation in the Cotswolds one day. A nice daydream.

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