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    The secret passage at the Lygon Arms
    by evaanna
  • Contrasting landscape
    Contrasting landscape
    by iandsmith
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    They do love their dogs
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    The secret passage

    by evaanna Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    The secret passage at the Lygon Arms

    Favorite thing: I liked this secret passage between the two houses in High Street very much. It reminded me of H.C. Andersen's story 'The Snow Queen' where the boy and the girl lived in houses linked by a first floor garden. I could imagine the passage being a place of secret rendezvous of young people from the neighbouring houses. I don't know but will try to find out what the passage was really for. The reason for building it was probably much more prosaic.
    And here is what I have found out: The charming house on the left is now a restaurant, Goblets and I have just discovered that it is part of the Lygon Arms, the famous inn where King Charles I met with his supporters, and where Cromwell stayed too, not at the same time of course. That might, but only might, explain the 'secret passage', a hideout or a way out through the other building in case of danger. At present, the passage might be part of King Charles I's Suite at the Lygon Arms, as they mention a secret passage (yes, that's what they call it) belonging to it on their page. But here I am only speculating and would have to go there again to check if it's true. Isn't discovering history fascinating?

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    That stone

    by iandsmith Written Dec 24, 2005

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    Quality of living

    Favorite thing: What's labelled as the Cotswold stone, a term that incites instant recognition of the light tan colour so common in the area, is, in fact, something called oolite which is a type of limestone.
    Depending on exactly where it's mined it may be a deeper or lighter hue than even other buildings in the same town.
    This particular building is in the upper end of High Street.

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    Fun on the farm

    by iandsmith Updated Dec 24, 2005

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    They do love their dogs
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    Favorite thing: It was while we walked over to the tower that we, yet again, crossed the path of some dog walkers. This is something that the English love to do and, they have plenty of room to do it in.
    Frankly, if I lived over there, I would be numbered among them.

    Fondest memory: So, after we'd had a chat with the dog walkers and petted their animals I thought I'd move on to something a little larger. (pics 2 & 3)
    However, I suspect while I had friendship in mind, the larger animal only had food in mind and, it appeared with some disgust, it turned away when it discovered that nothing nutritional was on offer from my hands.

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    Broadway Tower

    by iandsmith Written Dec 23, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Folly: (Architecture) - A useless but costly structure, often in the form of a sham Gothic or classical ruin; esp. popular in 18th century England.
    Thus spaketh the dictionary but, I would beg to differ. They may well be useless in the understanding of day to day living but I wonder how much joy and pleasure they have brought to people over the centuries when other, more mundane structures, leave much to be desired.
    Apart from what the dictionary says, many of them were also lookouts, obviously placed to advantage on high points. This is one of the more elaborate of them, certainly much more significant than the one I visited at Cotehele (Cornwall pages).
    Sadly, our continuing run of poor weather made the view a non-event, as the haze made visibility beyond the immediate area somewhat limited.

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Updated Jan 17, 2005
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Fondest memory: This was the last photo as we were walking back to the fence where we climbed over, to the car. Roger's mum was probably waiting for us anxiously...
    I bidded goodbye to the tower.
    A great memory for me to cherish forever ! Thanks in no small amount to Patrick & Roger !Prior to reaching The Broadway Tower, We were around Broadway Town [Please click...]; So, please take a look of this beautiful town...OR...NEXT DESTINATION :
    CHIPPING CAMPDEN

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Updated Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: this is the view infront of the tower ! Very breath-takingly nice !
    It's told that on a bright sunny day, we could see 12 counties in this region alone !
    The views encompass the Vales of Evesham and Gloucester. On a clear day you may also see across the Severn Valley as far as the Welsh mountains and beyond.
    I didn't know how many counties I could see from that view that I took though...

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Written Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: An excellent view of the Broadway Tower !
    Broadway Tower is situated off the A44 Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh.
    Also, Broadway Tower is country retreat for Pre-Raphaelite artists, notably the artist, designer, writer, craftsman, and socialist William Morris.

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Written Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: This was taken by me from another angle.
    There are some traces of wells or maybe pits, left abandoned in the area...

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Written Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: The photo taken by me is showing Patrick & Roger, my 2 guides...
    Thanks to them, I could explore The Cotswold; Seriously, it's a dream comes true on my part !
    The tower is not that high judging from the 2 guys standing near it...

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Written Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: It is possible to hike up the hill where the Broadway Tower is situated as it's all part of the hiking trails around The Cotswold region.
    If not because of Roger & Patrick, I would have to hike up the hill to be this near to the tower !

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Written Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: This is the photo of the tower that I took from the ground, looking up !
    It is well-kept. Too bad that we couldn't enter the tower as it was pass the closing time...still, it was a great memory to be this near to the tower that months previously I could only day-dreaming to be there !

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Written Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: Now that we were closer to the tower, I took that opportunity to snap as many photos as possible !
    Roger's mum by the way was waiting for us in the car ! Surely she couldn't climb up the fence...

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Updated Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Favorite thing: Broadway Tower is about 1 mile south-east of the village of Broadway.
    It was built on an ancient beacon site in the 18th century. It is a 'folly', meaning it was built as more of a leisure than having any significant purpose. Today the tower houses exhibitions, connecting to its history & the surrounding areas.
    It is a private-owned building.Opening Times :
    10.30am-5.00pm daily (Apr-Oct)
    11.00am-3.00pm (Nov-March on Saturdays & Sundays only)

    Admission :
    Adult £4.00 Child £2.30
    Family ticket (2 adults-3 children) £11.50

    Tel :
    44 (0) 1386 852390

    Address :
    Broadway Tower Country Park
    Broadway
    Worcestershire WR12 7LB
    England.

    Fondest memory: This was the first photo taken by me ! 4 of us in car went up to the hill of the tower but it was closed because it was just after 6 pm ! Still, we managed to sneek in (we climbed the fence !) to be closer to the tower...

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    Broadway Tower...

    by coceng Written Jul 29, 2004
    Broadway Tower in The Cotswold

    Fondest memory: That's me ! Patrick took this photo whilst I was standing by the door of the tower.
    Feeling good as I was grinning happily towards the camera...
    Another mission accomplished !

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