Monday, April 16, 2012

Blenheim Palace and Warwick Castle

On Saturday we set off for a fun filled day with the Gardners! We started with a tour of the grand Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. I didn't know that he was the nephew of the Duke of Marlborough who was gifted this palace from Queen Victoria. What a splendid gift!

The kids loved spending the day together jumping off walls in the garden and playing in the fountains. It is a beautiful palace and the grounds are magnificent.

Next it was on to Warwick Castle! We've been hearing about Warwick since the Gardner's moved to the UK almost two years ago. Warwick is a wonderful place where castle life comes together complete with a working trebuchet, tall turrets with lookouts and classes on becoming a knight, using a long bow and shooting flaming rocks at your opponent. Any question why it was their favorite?

They could have spent a week there and still not had enough time. It will be one our list if we ever get to return. Great fun!

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