On The Way To Minchinhampton...
Our next destination after Stroud was Minchinhampton so Patrick was looking for the best route to take me there...
We passed through some scenic villages & it's irrelevant to stop asking people to know the names of those villages...I just snapped away & most of the times I didn't take any photos... Simply enjoying my eyes, stucked in my memory forever & ever !
My Cotswold Route...
FORD<<<<<PAINSWICK>>>>>MINCHINHAMPTONTHE COTSWOLDS11th June 2004 (Friday)
My second day around The Cotswold ! Started in Cheltenham, Pat's place; After having breakfast, off we explored more !
First village, Painswick. In the Southern Cotswold. Less tourists come this way which is just right for me !
In was early morning, so it's pretty quiet. The village itself is so pretty; Went inside the church & smelled flowers ! There were some women who were preparing a wedding that would be held there later on that day.
I wish we could stay just to watch the occasion but of course we were not invited...So, we didn't.
Took some photos; The graveyard has some tombs cracked opened ! Pat was telling me that maybe we could see some skeletons ! No, we didn't peek...
Next, we drove to Stroud...Just a small town & Pat convinced me that there's nothing to see there...So, we passed through Stroud, on the way to Minchinhampton.
MUST SEE...Painswick, a beautiful village in the south of The Cotswold; Also refered to as 'Queen Of The Cotswold'.
The St. Marys' Church is very interesting !
It's graveyard surrounded the church with its 'table-top' tombs of rich wool merchants who made the village prosperous during the 17th century.
DIRECTION :THE MAP
By Road - Painswick is on the A46, half way between Bath & Stratford-upon-Avon.
By Rail - Stroud (hourly service from London) 3 miles. Gloucester (from Wales &
South West) 5 miles. Cheltenham (from Midlands & North) 10 miles.
Please get a map in this region if you are interested to explore Painswick.