We started our weekend at Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born.


There was a military display when we were there. Perhaps because it was the Queen's official birthday?






Some of the carefully manicured gardens and fountains behind the palace.

The palace is set in quite a large area of grounds, with many walks. We took the one along the lake.

They also have a beautiful rose garden, which was in full bloom when we were there on June 12.



The Italian garden in the palace.

The imposing front gates you enter and leave by.

Next we went to the Three Choirs vineyard and walked among the vines.





Some of the sheep from a neighbouring farmyard.

More views of the vineyard.

The view from our hotel room.

On a sunny Sunday morning, just before we head out for a walk in the Welsh borders area.

A walk along a little country path.



That Sunday we had a roast beef lunch on this steam train.




On our way home we stopped at a former Roman Villa.

The mosaics are very well preserved. This was the dining room.