Tuesday, 18 September 2007
We had a weekend full of history this weekend.
This is where we stayed at the weekend for our murder, mystery dinner on
Saturday night. It is Bosworth Hall Hotel in Warwickshire (not Northampton as the Oh! Bearded One told orginally), the oldest part of which dates back to William lll & Mary ll. It's a big hotel with 192 bedrooms, it's the biggest hotel I've ever stayed in. It is set on the edge of the village of Market Bosworth which is a very pretty village is most famous for the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
We drove down late Saturday morning, stopping off at Sudbury Hall on the A50 for lunch. I got some knitting done on the way as the Oh! Bearded One drove. We got to the hotel late afternoon and then had a wander around Market Bosworth. The dinner started at 7.30pm and it was pretty good. On Sunday, on the way back, we stopped at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. We've been to Sudbury Hall before but but we've never been to Kedleston Hall, it is very grand.
Both of these properties belong to the National Trust and we are members of the Trust so we get into the properties free. As we went to Powis Castle the other week and these two this weekend, we have had our money's worth.