18 Jul 2013 – Cambridge, Castle Rising & Sandringham House
Tue: a hot Indian summer day in Cambridge. The last time here was 2010, so not much changes except for more crowds and a blue sky as compared to the not so blue sky of Sep 2010!
Wed: 55mi 88k north drive of Godmanchester is King’s Lynn in Norfolk. What a a beautiful and peaceful ruin, Castle Rising, that was built in about 1138 by William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel. The roof is no longer but the walls are fully intact. This is one of the most well-kept 12th century castle here in England. GBP3.30 S$6.4 for seniors.
Sandringham House and garden (GBP10 S$19 for seniors) where the Queen retreats to from Dec- Feb. Pix are not allowed in the house.. The 8,000-hectare/240 hectares Sandringham Estate grounds are open to public FOC daily. Due to the dry weather, the grass is not as green so far and can you imagine the reaction of the animal rights people when they see the King George V’s private museum of big games in the stable!!
The stable also houses an interesting collection of motor vehicles, children’s cars and fire engines
Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real centre of the household – George Bernard Shaw