Itinerary for our 2004 England Trip

All the pictures were taken with Dan's digital camera, a Canon S300 Digital Elph
or Scotty's digital camera, a Canon A10. Over 500 pictures are included. Enjoy!

Image of Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall in northern England

Scott's Pictures of the trip.

Mary Jane's Trip Writeup

Our 2002 England Trip

Monday, June 21, 2004 Our holiday begins!  We (Mary Jane, her twin sister Jan, Dan, and Scotty) fly from Harrisburg, PA to Dulles (Washington, D.C.) to Heathrow, London.


Tuesday, June 22, 2004 We arrive at Heathrow Airport, London, England, at 7:00 a.m. local time.  We drive to our B&B (Pro Kew, in Kew, near London). We walk around Kew Village and rest at B&B.  Our schedule for the day:  we ride the Tube into London and visit King's Cross Station (location of Platform 9 3/4 in Harry Potter movies).  We tour the Exhibition Galleries of the British Library, location of such famous documents as the Magna Carta and the Gutenberg Bible.  We attend a stage production of the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium Theatre.


Wednesday, June 23, 2004 We ride "The Eye" in London, tour parts of the British Museum [British Museum 2 British Museum 3 British Museum 4], and shop at Lillywhite’s in Piccadilly Circus.


Thursday, June 24, 2004 On our final day in London, we tour the new Globe Theatre and pay a visit to Harrod's Department Store.  We drive to Bristol in time to watch England play Portugal in the “Euro 2004” games.


Friday, June 25, 2004 In Bristol, we visit our friends Liz and Mon, and Eileen and Brian.  We had hoped to visit with Malcolm and Margaret, but Margaret is too sick at the moment for company.  We walk on and photograph the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We have grand time eating dinner at the Lamplighters Inn with Liz and Mon.


Saturday, June 26, 2004 We visit Bath and have lunch there.  We drive across the Severn Bridge into Wales to tour Chepstow Castle and see Tintern Abbey.


Sunday, June 27, 2004 We visit Stonehenge and Salisbury.


Monday, June 28, 2004 We drive to Dawlish and visit with Chris and Reg.


Tuesday, June 29, 2004 We stop at the House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey.  We visit Dartmoor National Park. We see Dartmoor ponies and the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. We hike up a tor for the neat view and drive to Postbridge. After playing tourist most of the day, we get on the motorway and drive to Gloucester.


Wednesday, June 30, 2004 In Gloucester, we delight in all the Harry Potter movie venues in Gloucester Cathedral.  We climb up to Belas Knap, the best-preserved Long Barrow in Europe.  We drive to York.


Thursday, July 1, 2004 We see many things in York today: Castle Museum, Clifford's Tower, the Shambles, York Minster, Jorvik Viking Center, and walk part of the medieval walls of the city. 


Friday, July 2, 2004 We drive to the city of Durham.  In Durham Cathedral, we see the tomb of the Venerable Bede.  Driving north, we see Chesters Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Roman Fort.


Saturday, July 3, 2004 At Nottingham, Edwinstowe, and Sherwood Forest, we immerse ourselves in the "Robin Hood" legend. A second web page on Robin Hood Country.  We drive to Warwick.


Sunday, July 4, 2004 We visit Warwick Castle. A second web page on Warwick Castle.We then drive to Oxford and explore this university town.


Monday, July 5, 2004 We drive to London Heathrow Airport (40 mi).  We fly back home from London, 12:20 p.m.  We arrive in Harrisburg, 6:18 p.m.

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