A brisk 2.9 mile walk (yes, 2.9 miles) in mildly drizzly weather from The Swan Hotel door back to the breakfast room set up a perfect day.
Drove to Blenheim Palace and arrived at the 10:00 am opening time. Gorgeous grounds and gated entrance.
Famed Italian Artist Mauricio Cattelan was featured throughout the Palace and grounds which added to the spectacle.
We entered the palace at 10:30 and were swept up in an amazing tour of the Duke of Marlborough’s residence.
The audio tour was very informative and kept your interest in every room.
Cattelan’s very humorous exhibits were meant to convey the very accidental and interactive nature life and art, with the aim of softening the imposing feel of the castle. Amazing.
The Winston Churchill exhibits at the end were spectacular in breadth and scope.
We left at 1:00 and drove to Broadway and a walk of the very polished town, full of art galleries, custom shops and elite hotels.
A great sandwich and salad at a deli on the Main Street was followed by a drive to the Broadway Tower.
We headed back to Bibury and a glass of Rose in the small park in front of The Swan Hotel.