Since we had been to Old Sarum the day before, I had browsed around for what to do in the afternoon. We were all museum-ed out. So we drove up to the Village of Lacock, a small medieval village with people living there, but traffic is diverted so it’s really quiet. The whole village is a National Trust site, so there’s no modern architecture, streetlights, etc., coming in. They use it for filming a lot of period pieces, including parts of BBC’s Pride & Prejudice and bits of Harry Potter. It was the village of Meryton in P&P.
I took lots of pictures so I can watch movies and look for the places. We had lunch at “King John’s Hunting Lodge,” one of the oldest building in the town. Nice, crowded lunch/tearoom, food was so-so, the fun part were the photos of Harry, Ron & Hermione from filming in probably the first and fourth Harry Potter movies. Don’t know what the room was used for, but we’ll keep an eye out for it when we watch. Then dessert from a restaurant in the old stable – luscious baked treats to eat on the way. The boys were a bored for the hour or two (it didn’t help that it was raining off and on), but it was a nice break and sort of on our way out.
We’re in Newport in Wales tonight, and felt so good to have a couple of fairly easy-going days. I didn’t realize how much the day in Bath took out of me. Tomorrow we’ll drive through a Welsh National Park on the way to the ferry, and then go to the Isle of Wight to stay at a holiday home for a weekend and then head home. Visiting the holiday home at Isle of Wight was a last minute plan, we were checking out their web site and we found it to be beautiful, so we decided to rest there for a while, so that we can get a good sleep before our drive back home. It’s been a really nice trip.