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Pop Up Shakespeare Plays at Blenheim

Jul 26, 2019

This summer sees Europe’s first pop-up Shakespeare theatre. There are are only two venues in the country: York and Blenheim Palace. Throughout the summer there will be performances of four William Shakespeare’s plays: Macbeth, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer NIght’s Dream. Within the quadrangle there is an authentic Shakespearean village with some…

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Brown hares are visiting us

May 30, 2019

The latest visitor to our garden is a beautiful brown hare (Lepus Europaeus). Some of our guests have been lucky enough to see him too. Hares are much larger than rabbits with enormous back legs and long ears which they use to communicate in a sort of hare-ear semaphore. Hares live above ground in a…

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Brockhampton and Sevenhampton Walk

May 13, 2019

Today we tried out another short walk from Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This walk has everything which epitomises The Cotswolds in three miles or so. There are views of the Cotswold Hills, a Cotswold Stone Quarry, a ford over the River Coln and some sociable Cotswold sheep and their lambs; even at a…

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Medieval Mosaic in Woodstock in the #cotswolds

Apr 27, 2019

Woodstock is host to an amazing artwork at the moment. The ‘1066 – A Medieval Mosaic’ is a complete recreation of the Bayeux Tapestry created from steel. This magnum opus has taken Michael Linton 33 years to create; in its later stages his daughter Rachel joined him, researching and redrawing some of the stories. The…

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Asparagus Festival 23 April – 21 June 2019 and Recipe from Jules in the #Cotswolds

Apr 18, 2019

The asparagus season officially starts on St George’s Day 23 April and many of our local restaurants will be featuring asparagus for the next few months. Our local asparagus is now a protected delicacy. One of my favourite dishes is simple steamed asparagus with a couple of lightly boiled duck eggs and some lovely seeded…

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Circular Walk – Mickleton to Hidcote #Cotswolds

Mar 21, 2019

This Sunday we enjoyed a four mile walk starting at the church in Mickleton and passing by both Kiftsgate and Hidcote Gardens which are open to the public and well worth a visit. As the walk is only four miles it would easily be possible to visit both these magnificent gardens making a super whole…

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Cotswold B&B Midweek Break Special Offer – £140 for 2 nights, £200 for 3 nights. www.corshamfield

Nov 25, 2018

We have a Midweek Break Special Offer running from November 2018 to March 2019. Stay for two or more consecutive nights from Sunday to Thursday. Full details on our website: The Offer is for Bed and full English Breakfast in an ensuite room. The price per night is £70 or less for two people.…

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Sloe Gin – proper gin, no sugar.

Oct 29, 2018

Sloes are out in force this year, I think they are earlier than usual because of the hot dry summer we have all enjoyed. All the country lore tells us to wait until after the first frost, however I fear that if we do that they will have withered away. So, we have been picking…

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Duck and Blackberries – an autumn recipe

Sep 15, 2018

There is an abundance of blackberries at the moment and we have been making the most of them. We pick ours above waist height so that there are plenty left for wildlife and to avoid dusty fruit. The blackberries are delicious as they are but they also make a great accompaniment in the form a…

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Blenheim Horse Trials @BlenheimHorse

Sep 7, 2018

Blenheim Horse Trials attracts the World’s best riders and thousands of visitors who come each year to watch this three day event – which is actually four days now. Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials run from 13 – 16 September this year – now the 28th year of this fantastic competition. The first three days…

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