I managed to fit in a large number of yarn shops during our holiday, but I think I'll leave them for another post.
We explored various Cotswolds villages (along with their yarn shops). This is in Bourton-on-the-Water, where we managed to arrive before the coach parties...
We went in the Cotswold Motor Museum (more the OH's cup of tea than mine, but it was actually quite interesting!). It's very quirky, with lots of interesting displays (not all about cars).
We spent a day in Cirencester, apart from the yarn shop(!) there was the excellent Corinium Museum, where we could have spent a lot longer.
It is mainly Roman, but there are also sections on prehistory, the Anglo-Saxons, Civil War, and more recent history of Cirencester.
And wandered over to find the remains of the Roman walls around the town.
We revisited Chedworth Roman villa (last visited over 17 years ago by me on a school trip, and even longer for the OH!). It has certainly changed quite a bit since then. There's even a café now.
A lot of the more fragile mosaics and things are housed in a proper building now.
hypocaust! Brings back happy memories of the Cambridge Latin course...
On another day we went to Gloucester, and apart from the yarn shop handily situated next to the cathedral, we explored the cathedral itself.
On another day we did a slightly mad rush around three National Trust properties, as well as having lunch in Broadway (another Cotswold village, with, ahem, a yarn shop). I think my favourite was Hailes Abbey, a 13th century Cistercian Abbey - all in ruins now, but a very beautiful and evocative site. Although probably best avoided if it's raining as there isn't much cover!
Then onto Snowshill Manor, which is a completely insane house, stuffed full of collections of one man. I found it decidedly odd. Although the gardens are nice. It was a bit too dark to take pictures inside the house.
Chastleton House, which was lovely, although a bit crazy as we arrived at 15:50, with last admission at 16:00 and then had to speed round the house before they closed up for the day. It started raining whilst we were there, so it was probably a good thing there wasn't time to look round the garden too.
Uffington White Horse. This being Britain we'd gone on holiday in 29°C heat the week before and returned in cold fog so there wasn't an awful lot to see there.
And I think that's all for now. I have pictures of yarn purchases still to go, plus another weekend away we had in mid-June, and a day out we had on the bank holiday weekend.