Follow your own spiritual path – Gloucester Cathedral

Tweet Tip 16 – Follow Your Own Spiritual Path This spot has been a place of Christian worship for over 1300 years since Osric, an Anglo Saxon prince founded the site of the cathedral in 678 AD. By 1066 there was a thriving monastery here which by 1089 was being extended to the magnificent abbey church we see today. In 1216 Henry the Third was crowned here and in 1541 the Abbey church became a... read more

Carpe Diem – Sieze the Day – St Mary’s Gate Gloucester

Tweet Tip 64 – ‘Carpe Diem’ – Seize the Day “St Mary’s Gate” or the “Great Gate” is centrally located at the mid-point of the western abbey wall within the Gloucester Cathedral precincts. It is the main gate that leads to the medieval abbey and on the same axis as the Bishop Hooper monument and St Mary de Lode church. The room above St Mary’s Gate was used by the Cathedral’s... read more

Accept that there is never complete right or wrong – Radcot Bridge

Tweet Tip 70 – Accept that there is never complete right or wrong Radcot Bridge crosses the River Thames at Radcot in Oxfordshire carrying the A4095 road across the river above Radcot Lock. Adjoining the bridge is the delightful Swan Inn and slight earthworks known as Matilda’s Castle. There are three stone bridges at this point on the Thames, Radcot Bridge itself plus the ‘Canal Bridge’ and... read more

Learn To Love Change – St Johns Lock

Tweet Tip 90 – Learn to Love Change. On yet another warm sunny summer afternoon, Joe took Ian to St John’s Lock which is just outside the village of Lechladein the Cotswolds. Here in this beautiful tranquil spot you can relax beside the last lock on the River Thamesbeside the stone statue of Old Father Thames himself. In the background you can hear the gentle splashing of ducks and other water birds... read more

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