On thursday morning we set off in sunshine and took the M42 and M5 to go in search of Witley Court in Worcestershire. Tom Tom found it for us and we arrived in time to have a coffee in the tea rooms near the church. We had to walk through the wooded areas and around the lake to reach the cafe and very picturesque it was, too.
Guess who these photos are for?
We’ve walked quite a way uphill and are now at the house and here is the church with a rather lovely unusual clock on it.
Having had our drinks in the lovely tea rooms and made friends with the resident cat who visited each table in turn, we had a little walk round their garden before going along to see the church and peer at the ruins of the court over the walls.
The interior of the church was beautiful and, having looked our fill, we made our way to the ruined court.
I left OH to wander round the ruins and I went to sit overlooking the famous fountain which you have probably seen on one television programme or another. I shared a seat with a very nice couple and their little Jack Russell. It was nearly 12pm and the fountain was due to erupt in all its glory……..are you ready?
Sadly the photos don’t do it justice. We had a wander round the gardens and made our way to the car.
After lunch at a nearby farm shop cafe we drove to Malvern. As it was too early to check in the guest house we parked and walked up to the town and had a cuppa. We walked round the shops, looked at some clothes and had a browse round the antique shops. We found a nice looking hotel and booked for dinner as we thought it would be busy with the show being on.
The Bed and Breakfast was nice with friendly hosts so we had a rest before changing and walking back up the very steep hills to find our dinner! On the way back I took some photos to show you the various attractive and quirky buildings.
This was a huge tree and I don’t know what it is.
One of the shops we passed.
The council buildings…..it must be a pleasure to go to work in something so attractive.
Lots of Art Deco and pointy Gothic style buildings too.
And all these places have the backdrop of the hills. We are nearly back at the guest house. Here is the station and on the pavement leading up to the town are little plaques.
Here is a lovely girls school but I don’t suppose they appreciate the beauty of it!
And look what I spotted crossing the road in front of us and disappearing in to a garden.
That made my day! And so to bed, exhausted after a busy day and evening.
Your next trip will be to the flower show.