Greetings Fellow Adventurers!
On Sunday afternoon we decided to go for a proper Sunday drive, just to get out the house for a few hours and get some air. We drove out to the edge of the Cotswolds and visited Minster Lovell Hall near Witney.
- Location: Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
- Total distance travelled: Approx 70 Miles
- Total time at the wheel: 2 hours
- Adventure rating: 1 out of 5 Crossbow Bolts.
- Packets of square crisps eaten: 4
- Website: English Heritage website
From English Heritage’s website:
”The picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, a 15th century Oxfordshire manor house, lie in a beautiful rural setting beside the River Windrush. They include a fine hall, tower and nearby dovecote.
Minster Lovell Hall was built in the 1430s by William, Baron of Lovell and Holand – one of the richest men in England. It was later home to Francis, Viscount Lovell, a close ally of Richard III. After several changes of hands the hall was abandoned and eventually demolished in the 18th century, leaving the extensive remains that stand today”.
There’s more history on their website if you follow the link above.
It really is a super little place to while away an hour or so (and hide a rock or two). When we were there late afternoon the sun was setting and the light was beautiful – made more so from the light showers that passed.
On the way back we drove out through the Wychwood villages (where I grew up) and Chipping Norton, a lovely little town well worth a visit.
I really recommend going for an old fashioned ‘Sunday Drive’. We do this quite often and all in all it’s a good way to spend a few hours. It’s relaxing pottering around the back roads and it’s amazing how far you can go and what you find and see.
Note: I hope you enjoyed some of the photo’s of our visit. Not the best but I’m getting better (I hope) and will always welcome comments and advice. Although this is mainly a travel blog, my lifelong interest in photography means that at some point I’m going to have to write about it! All these images were taken with my newish Canon IXUS 185 and my really old 4.1MP Nikon Coolpix 4100 – A digicam so old it actually has a viewfinder!
Farewell my friends.