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24/05 England - Dinton to Isle of Portland

Dinton, Old Wardour Castle, Yeovil, Portland

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From the hotel we went into Dinton for breakfast before starting out to the Old Wardour Castle (which didn't open till 10am). The little cafe in Dinton was run by a husband and wife and they were very friendly and chatty - and the breakfast was good too. We have found that most people are very friendly - they always pick the Aussie accent and want to talk about Australia (who they know that have moved there or what they have seen/done) and where we are going in UK. It's good to get the local views of what to see and do in their country.

The Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury is a ruin and it was interesting wandering around and reading the story of it's history - visiting places like this is exactly why we came to the UK - although Kevin will tell you he only came to drive the car and carry heavy things :) I came for the old stuff.

Leaving the castle we stayed on the country roads (via West Stour) to call into Yeovil. We used to live near a town called Yeoval (slightly different spelling but I'm sure this is the 'sister city' to Yeoval in NSW Australia. It is much bigger (not hard) and again people were friendly...

From Yeovil we headed south through Weymouth to our overnight stop at Portland. The hotel is ugly, but the surrounding coastal countryside makes up for it.

Overnight: Maritime Hotel, Portland.

Old Wardour Castle:


Along the road:

Isle of Portland:

Posted by snikpohks 13:41 Archived in England Tagged castle old portland wardour yeovil Comments (0)

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