Monday, August 14, 2017

Day 25 - Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon

We got a slow start this morning departing for Warwick and it castle.  It was only a one hour drive and although we arrived just one hour after opening, it was already a Disneyland experience.  We had totally forgotten it was a Saturday and the place was covered in tourists and kids.  The castle is outstanding, having been built in 1066 by William the Conqueror and subsequently updated, expanded, and enlarge over the centuries through 1970 when its last owner gave it to the United Kingdom and it became a UNESCO sight.  We toured the palace rooms that were fully furnished and dressed, along with life-size mannequins.  It was amusing to watch people interacting with the wax figures, holding their hands, taking photos.  We once again were lured into the dramatic "DUNGEON TOUR" and this time found the actors and sets very entertaining.  It was a nice way to spend an hour and $15 away from the large crowds.  

It was a 20 minute walk from the entrance gate back to the parking lot and by the end of the afternoon we were fairly bushed.  We arrived at our AirBnB late in the day and were met by a rather persnickety host who has way too many rules.  Adaptive would become our namesake for the next three days.

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