Our Genealogy Trip to the United Kingdom


Steve & Donna Myers                    Janet & Gary Foster        

Purpose of our Trip:  Steve & Donna Myers, Gary & Janet Foster went to visit Great Britain for three weeks (March 4th to March 24th 2003) to see the homeland of each of our English & Welsh ancestors.

Preparation for our Trip:  Each of us had researched our ancestry from the United States where we were born to England.  Steve wanted to go to Nottinghamshire & Donna to Wales.  Gary wanted to go to Yorkshire, Durham & Northumberland & Janet to the Pilling area.  We toured the ancestral home areas of each of our ancestors and visited the sites they would have been most familiar with.  We talked with the local residents, ate typical English food and enjoyed the rainy weather and overcast cloudy skies.  We also came to England just at the end of their Winter season and just before the normal tourist season began.  We followed the Rick Steves travel books and compared to the Frommers books.  Prior to coming to England we watched several videos about what to see in our travels.  We consulted several road maps and asked many questions of very friendly and helpful people all over Britain, Scotland and Wales.

Enjoy our Photo Album of sites we visited and enjoyed as American Tourists in the UK.

1.  British Airways Airplane & Seat Monitor
London, Middlesex, England
Royal National Hotel

Evan Evans City Tour #4
Buckingham Palace & Changing of the Guards
The Charles Dickens Museum
Cruise the River Thames 1
Cruise the River Thames 2
Tower of London
Big Ben & Cabinet War Rooms
Imperial War Museum

2.  Beverley, Yorkshire, England
Rudstone Walk Bed & Breakfast

3.  York, Yorkshire, England
Rental Car & 
Alcuin Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Shambles Street & Shops
York Castle Museum 1

York Castle Museum 2

4.  Durham Castle & Cathedral,
Durhamshire, England

5.  Hadrian's Wall, Durhamshire, England
Housestead Information Building

6.  Bamburgh Castle,
Northumberland, England

Bamburgh Bed & Breakfast
Prudhoe Castle

7.  Edinburgh, Scotland
Walk the Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle 1
Edinburgh Castle 2
Torphichen, Scotland

8.  Pilling, Lancashire, England
Springfield House 2
Pilling Church & Graveyard
St. James Church in Stalmine
The Lakes District - Ice Cream
Preston Temple

9.  Swansea, Wales
Swansea Acorn House B & B
LDS Church & Sunday Dinner

Church of Saint Edward
Country Parishes
Daniels Farm
Daniels Pantycelyn Farm
LLanpumsaint 5 Saints Church
Buck Inn Dinner
Pembroke Castle
Lendart Launderette

10.  The Cotswold, Broadway, England
The Old Bake House Bed & Breakfast
Lygon Inn for Dinner

11.  Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare
& Ann Hathaway

12.  Warwick Castle


 

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from
Phoenix, Arizona to London, England
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We traveled from London around Great Britain
in a counter clock wise direction

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13.  Lower Slaughter
Old Mill Walk

The Tall Pines B& B

14.   Bath, England

15.  Box, Wiltshire, England
Eagle House Bed & Breakfast
Stonehenge, England
Melksham St. Michael Church
Bathford Kings Arms Dinner

16.  Windsor Castle Tour
Windsor Castle 2

17.  Return to London
LDS Church at Hyde Park

Hyde Park Speakers Corner
& Riding the "Tube"

The Last Day

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