After the mill we drove back into Sale. We had booked a hotel in an old manor house. We met up with the newlyweds for dinner. We decided to grab some take a way. Being in England I know it should have been a curry but we went for Chinese instead.
It was a lovely evening; Emily and Lauren were still on a high from their big day and chatted away about their future, telling us about their plans for children and a house. So sweet.
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We left our castle and traveled on to meet up with Adrian’s Aunt and Uncle. (Adrian was born in England and arrived in Australia when he was 4.) As we only had two days left of our holidays we decided to go rogue and not stick to the main highways. We started to go though some lovely small villages, stopping at one for coffee. Continue reading “The Mill”
The next day we headed out to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal. I didn’t know anything about the site until we arrived. I read the information board to learn the Aqueduct is a World Heritage site. It is the longest navigable aqueduct in the UK and is also the tallest, standing proudly at 126ft 8inches (39m.) To help imagine the height, the information board gave the example of 9 double decker buses piled on top of each other. Continue reading “Pontcysyllte Aqueduct”
Once we were outside we notice the Roman Amphitheatre. It is the largest one in Britain. It would have seated around 7,000 spectators. While we were walking around the top there was, what look like a school group at the base leaning how Roman Centurions would be trained. By the sound of the laughter coming from the group they were having fun. Continue reading “Roman Amphitheatre and Chester Wall”
After we left the Cathedral we tried to find the main shopping area of the town. It wasn’t as easy as we thought, not that I was complaining as walking thought the different streets of the old town was amazing. Continue reading “Exploring Chester”
From Leasowe we drove into Chester. When Adrian was in his twenties he spent a year working in England and Chester was one of the towns he worked in, at a hotel called The Chester Grosvenor. Continue reading “Chester Cathedral”
Being inspired by Warwick Castle Adrian booked Leasowe Castle for the next 3 days. I was expecting something a little like Warwick. I was right it was only a little like Warwick and then you had to use your imagination but that is not the point. The point was we were staying in a Castle and it had a gatehouse. I was happy with that. Forget Warwick, Leasowe Castle had its own charm. Continue reading “Leasowe Castle”