Woodstock, small, pretty, noisy clock
Because the CLA Game Fair is regularly held at Blenheim I get to stay on this site often. Where we are positioned must be one of the most beautiful spots in the world. When the sun rises it casts a golden glow over the east side of the house and when it sets it casts a rosy glow on the west. Then we get to view fantastic starlit nights as well. But we are lucky to see it from this point of view, very few people do. I t is an exceptional spot. Luckily, I have never seen it in bad weather!
Ah, the tale of the clock. Wait for it. I will get round to it eventually.
Day 3 of my trip continued from Windsor to Blenhem
We left Windsor and headed to Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. The home of the Duke of Marlborough is part fantasy , part treasure trove, and part tribute to its residents. And surrounded by the most fantastic, lovely gardens! The rose garden was not yet in bloom, but the walk around the arboretum and along the lake is gorgeous, but the highlights are the formal gardens around the house, and the further-afield Pleasure Gardens. As we headed in the direction of the pleasure gardens the heavy clouds gave way to a downpour, so we didn't get to fully explore the gardens in ideal conditions! I definitely will want to return here!
"the Rose Garden"
we arrived in earlyMay before the roses bloomed. Despite a rainy day, we still loved walking around the gardens!
hen the 1st Duke of Marlborough and his architect, John Vanbrugh, surveyed Queen Anne's gift of Woodstock Park, an awkward valley carrying the Glyme stream and its tributaries left them wondering how to cross what was, essentially, a marsh!