The friends I visited in Rome and Oxford (and who came to visit me in Switzerland – both in summer and winter) are now living in Birmingham. And they bought their first home! When I knew I was going to be on their side of the ocean, I added them to my itinerary. Spending time with them at the end of my trip was wonderful. Our pace was slow, and our conversation was rich. And when you add in afternoon tea and a castle, it’s perfect!
Afternoon Tea at Three Church Road was so yummy!
A day at Warwick Castle (pronounced War-ick…you don’t pronounce the second “w”) was lovely! The weather was beautiful, and the castle is unlike the others I’ve visited. I did the dungeon, which was too gruesome for me, but I really liked the rest of the castle. We climbed all of the stairs for some really beautiful views! My friend packed us a delicious picnic lunch to enjoy after our visit.
On the final day, we visited Coughton Court – a National Trust property. The Throckmorton family lived here for more than 600 years. The house was beautiful, and the gardens were stunning. We had lunch and cream tea at the restaurant at the end of our visit. Such a wonderful way to wrap up our time together!
[They have these horses for little ones to “ride” during the visit! Such a great idea!]