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17. A Royal Wedding is Nigh

Dr Foster went to Gloucester, In a shower of rain, He stepped in a puddle, Right up to his middle, And never went there again...


We left Bakewell in the early afternoon and made our way south to the West Country. Our destination that day was the city of Gloucester (which rhymes with Foster like the above nursery rhyme). I didn't know anything about Gloucester before we went but we figured it was a great place to stop before we started to make our way towards London and the plane to take us home. 

We chose Gloucester specifically because it is part of the Cotswolds, has a grand cathedral, and lots of choice for affordable, but nice accommodations. Really, it was the lure of the accommodations that brought us there. We had stayed a few times at Accor, Ibis, and Mercure hotels (all owned by the French parent company of Accor)- so when looking for accommodations I went onto their website and searched for hotels within an hour or so of our last nights stay in Watlington. We zeroed in on the …

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