England (8) - Blenheim - Chartwell - Canterbury


Blenheim Palace entrance

The next day our friend picked us up and we visited together Blenheim Palace, not far from Oxford. The palace is named for the 1704 Battle of Blenheim, and thus ultimately after Blindheim (also known as Blenheim) in Bavaria. It was originally intended to be a reward to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough for his military triumphs against the French and Bavarians in the War of the Spanish Succession, culminating in the Battle of Blenheim.

England (7) - Bottallack -> Oxford



Ruins of the Tin Mine @ Bottallack

The next day we had to work but left in the afternoon driving along the north coast to Bottallack where we had a look at the ruins of the tin mines.