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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20hello welcome to guide London my name isexamine I'm a blue badge London touristguide one of 600 members of theassociation of professional tourist guysrun the guide London website now ifyou've been joining us over the lastthree months you see you would have seena number of broadcasts on some of thewonderful places we can show you inWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40London if you're wondering what a bluebadge tourist guide is then the bluebadge is a professional qualificationawarded by the Institute of touristguiding here in the United Kingdom andin order to again you'll be bad you needto study for two years and pass a largenumber of exams so it's really aqualification and you know that when youWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00book a tour with a blue badge guideyou're getting the best quality tourthat you could possibly get so we can'tguide at the moment because London isstill in lockdown so what we've beendoing is these regular broadcasts on aMonday or Wednesday and Friday to tryand bring a little bit of London to younow London is gradually opening upWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20hopefully we will see some tourists backsoon so we are going to reduce thenumber of broadcasts each week from nextweek next week we're just bebroadcasting on a Wednesday at this time4:00 p.m. and we're try and get out outinto the fresh air and show you a littlebit of modern London can offer to youtoday is a rather gloomy day in Londonso what better day to get out of theWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40city and out into some of the gloriousEnglish countryside and today we'regoing to visit an area that's about 60miles west of London known for itsoutstanding beauty and that is the areaknown as the Cotswolds to talk to us allabout the Cotswolds I'm joined today allWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00right Richard griga he often takespeople to the Cotswolds shows him someof the beautiful villages we have thereand wonderful sites and he's going totell us a bit about the area today a bitabout history and a bit about the thingsthat you can see if you come on a visitwith a guide to the Cotswolds we arebroadcasting live so we'd love to hearWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20where you're watching us from in theworld we'd love to answer your questionsas well if you've got any questionsabout the Cotswolds or any aspect tovisiting London then do ask us and we'lltry and answer them if we possibly canso for the time being I'll get a handover to Mitchell he's gonna test allwhat about the Cotswolds Mitchell thankWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40you nick has a very nice introductionand good afternoon well it's goodafternoon from the UK having a good daywherever you are and whatever time it isit's my great pleasure to talk to youabout a part of England which I verymuch like my name is Nick I said doesn'tit says on the screen is Mitchell and Iqualified as a blue badge guide in 2011Watch at: 02:40 / 03:00and pretty much from the start Ispecialized in what we call driverguiding that essentially means that Iown my own vehicle which is fullylicensed and insured I can take six inmy current executive van and do privatetours either within or outside LondonWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20and the Cotswolds is certainly a verypopular destination for a day trip butyou can also spend a few nights there aswell and I'll talk a bit about thatabout that shortly so we're going tostart with the question is where are theCotswolds and what are they now you canWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40see in the map on the left and Nickmentioned this it's an area ofoutstanding natural beauty and that's anofficial designation it was given in1966 and in effect that means it's likea national park the land is managed sothat it can be enjoyed by people now butWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00they also want to conserve and enhanceit for others to enjoy in the future andit covers about six different countiesof England now it's bordered by some ofthe most famous tourist cities in thiscountry on the bottom there you can seeWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20in the south is the city of Bath thegreat Georgian city of Bath which Ithink has been the subject of another ofthese types of talks and if you look upto the north its stratford-upon-avon andthen on the east side there is the cityof Oxford the university city of Oxfordthe whole of the green bit covers aboutWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40790 square miles and has a population ofabout a hundred and forty thousandpeople who live in that National Parkarea now we've put Oxford or I putOxford on there because if you look onthe right to that map you can seeLondon's marked down there in the blackWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00and it takes about one and a half hoursto get from London to the Cotswoldswhich stole about eight miles outside ofoptions so it's very durable as a daytrip from London now why do people go tothe Cotswolds well really it's calledquintessentialWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20English countryside it is absolutelybeautiful it's got towns and villageswhich are drained up by thisextraordinary countryside beautifulclear streams and wooded valleys you getpeople who love to hike going therethere's lots of trails you get peopleWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40going there because they want to ridethere's lots of equestrian events in theCotswolds but I would say that for themost part it's like a nice place to gofor a day out which largely involvesfood and drink so typically you go theresee a bit of a village have perhaps anice pub lunch there are some great pubsin the Cotswolds walk around a bit moreWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00walk off your lunch have an ice-creamand then you've got a good excuse tohave some tea and that leaves you with areally nice day out and on a good day alot of people have that idea and gothere for that reason if we can move tothe next slide please Nick now I'm goingWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20to be honest and say I don't think toomany people go to the Cotswolds to stareat sheep you almost certainly will seesome sheep if you go outside of thetowns a little way but to understandwhat you're seeing when you're there youhave to know a little bit about sheepbecause sheep are absolutely integral tothe development of the Cotswolds areaWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40I'm gonna start with some major a majorperiod in our history when sheep farmingdefinitely grew and that was the Romantimes they came here in AD 43 they gotto this region probably about AD 47 andwe know that around a town calledcirencesterthey had fairly large estates where theyWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00kept sheep and that they continued untilthey left here in AD 410 we then moveinto the what's called anglo-saxonperiod and in that period we had a veryimportant development which was twowords which were used in relation toWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20sheep one was a cots that meant a anenclosure for sheep and the other onewas world which was an enclosure on ahill a world was a hillsome say a wooded hill and certainly atthat time England would have been morewooded than it is now so essentially theWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40word Cotswolds is sheep enclosure on ahill and it dates back till then thedevelopment of this business continuedat a pace and then in 1066 we wereinvaded by the Normans and at that pointthat church which became increasinglypowerful got involved in the woolWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00business because that really was thebusiness to be in so for a period youhad in parallel incredible wealth beinggenerated both by the church on the onehand particularly through monasteriesand on the other independent privaterural merchants and they were makingsome very good money by then and thereWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20was a breed which had developed whichhad a particularly sort of shaggy cokedas it were a white face and no horns andthe picture on the left shows themthey're called Cotswolds lions and thefleece that they have called the goldenfleece not because it was a golden colorbut because it generated a lot of moneyWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40now in 1536 King Henry the Eighthdecided to reject the papacy from ourchurch and he established the Church ofEngland and from then the monasticinvolvement declined but the privatemerchants continued to prosper and thatWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00went on really until the at the onset ofthe Industrial Revolution in around 1750and from then it began to decline in thebecause she production was moved furthernorth in the country they had moreefficient ways of heat of generatingWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20power for the textile mills and so itbecame a very big industry out there andthe cost was was was faced with really aprolonged period of povertynow the misfortune of the people livingthere was our grateful to him becauseeffectively a lot of the towns andvillages were mothballed and some ofWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40them virtually abandoned but theyactually were very beautiful as theystill are and so when the industrialistmade money and began to sort of movedback into those areas they began torevive but they were on the whole overdeveloped so it was a blessing for usthose difficult times for them by theWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00first world war these Cotswolds lineshad become a rare breed fortunatelythere's been a program to reinstate themand there's now quite a few of them butthere are several breeds and sheepfarming still does happen in theCotswolds but it's not what it used tobe nowhere near it's very small industrynow and as much to do in fact much moreWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20to do with meat than it is to do with wecan have a next slide Thank You Nick nowwhat's this this is a recognition of theincredible contribution that sheep madeto the economy of this country it'sthought that during the middle ages upWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40to about 80 percent of our industry wasin fact sheep farming and this is calledthe woolsack and upon its its the LordSpeaker of the House of Lords oh it's tobe found in our upper chamber ofgovernment that's been going on sincethe 14th century and in 1938 it wasWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00restocked not only with British war butalso from other Commonwealth countriesthat produce wool like New Zealand forexampleif I can open the next slide now one ofthe byproducts of the incredible wealthWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20that the merchants accrued was that theywould give money and down money tochurches in some ways there was almost acompetition between them to see whocould develop the most beautiful churchand the wool churches as they're calledare to be found throughout the Cotswoldsyou can literally spend a week goingfrom village to village each one has aWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40different church and they're all uniqueand beautiful but the reason I've pickedout these two is because actually majorhistoric events took place in thembetween 1642 and 1649 we had a civil waron one side was King Charles the firstWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00leading the war lists and on the otherside were the parliamentarians under aman called Oliver Cromwell now it wasn'ta single battle of he was actually anelongated series of skirmishes that wenton for several years until the King infact was executed in 1649 in LondonWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20the church on the Left history foundit's the John the Baptist Church wefound in the village of birth that andBurford is without doubt one of the mostbeautiful and unspoiled of the Cotswoldsvillages now in this church in 1649 inWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40fact in May of that year there was anevent which was very important for theleft in this country the left see thelevel is as they were called as earlyproponents of the things that they standfor so what happened was the early inWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00the civil war this group called theLevellers a were allies of theparliamentary forces but later in thewar they became disillusioned andespecially after the King had beenexecuted they felt that Oliver Cromwellwas behaving like a dictator and theyweren't being paid so there was arebellion and Cromwell saw theopportunity to quash it 340 of them wereWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20rounded up and they were imprisoned inthis churchfor a few days and in fact if you go inthere and you look up the font you willsee one of the prisoners attested tothat fact by subscribing on the frontthere's also a plaque now in 1975 theWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40three who were taken out and shot infront of the other prisoners wereremembered in a special service andthat's been going on every May eversince and it's called Levellers date thechurch on the right is to be found inanother lovely village called sac fromWaldenit's actually the highest village in theWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00cross road in the Cotswolds and thecrossroads for eight different majorintersections and so not surprisinglygot bound up in this Civil War there wasa battle that started outside thevillage it ended up spilling out intothe village square which is still verymuch there and again they decided thatthe only place where they could hold theWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20captured Wallace prisoners on thisoccasion was in this church where theywere imprisoned for only one night andthen they were marched off elsewhere tobe dealt with but this church hasanother claim to fame as we're going tosee in the next slide and it's thisWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40famous door this door is a formerentrance you can see it's got on eitherside you trees which is quite commonlyfound in church odds because it helpedto deter through the poison the theanimals from going in there but thischurch door it is said by some was theWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00inspiration for Tolkien in to describesome an entrance to a place called Mariain The Lord of the Rings now this isvery hotly disputed it is true thatTolkien did some pictures which showed adoor very similar to this and thoseWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20pictures were showing it in stone but wedo not know and the argument rages onbut certainly you'll get lots of Lord ofthe Rings fans are seeking out theseparticular doors in this church instow-on-the-woldwe can move on to the next picture so weWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40have the walled churches the other thingthat we have is manor houses these werebeautiful houses that the rich merchantsbuilt for themselves made as you can seeof this classic Cotswolds limestonebecause this new lytic limestone is aWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00wonderful building material I'm noBuilder but I understand it's quite easyto cut and manipulate and that issomething that's very distinctive in thewhole of the Cotswolds plenty of stonenot only in the main structure but alsothe roofing as well now some of thesehave become beautiful hotels some ofWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19them have got spas and saunas and etcbeautiful gardens and fantastic cuisineto be found there too so if you get achance to say in a manor house Hotel inthe Cotswolds as some of my clients liketo do I very much can recommend that butthis particular house is a place calledKelmscott Manor it was purchased in 1871Watch at: 16:19 / 16:40by a man called William Morris with apre-raphaelites artist called rosette touse the joint signatory and he calledthis place heaven on earth he bought itas his summer house you can actuallyWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00visit this place it's now something ofthe museum this year it's it's actuallynot open at all because they're doingsome refurbishmentso from 2021 they were due to reopen andhopefully we'll reopen then and you cango there to find out about this greatman so if we can move to the next slidewe can get a look at what William MorrisWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20look like there's a portrait of him onthe left now he was around as Imentioned in the second half of the 19thcentury in the peak of the IndustrialRevolution he had gone to OxfordUniversity where he met a very famousartist calledEdmund burne-jones another of the theWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40eating pre-raphaelites and also animportant thinker called John Ruskin whowas also associated with a movement thathe's often seen the fatherof and that's called the Arts and Craftsmovement after Oxford William Morriswent down to work for a firm ofWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00Architects in London who were intoneo-gothic --all styling and heincreasingly felt that modern industrialprocesses were inferior to old fashionedways of doing things and he wanted toreinstate the old we're doing things soif you look at the picture on the rightWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20you can see a very famous wallpaper thathe developed called the willow both thatis still on sale to this day and thedifference between that and most otherswas that this was actually hand printedso it was expensive but very special thethe picture below shows some fabric heWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40was also a fabric designer as well as awriter novelist think and general geniusthis was called strawberry thief againit's still on sale and you can see it hewas used for curtains and coverings forfurniture if you've got any doubts aboutthe importance of William Morris in thisWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00country's history go to the Victoria andAlbert Museum in London and there'squite a large area devoted to this veryspecial man we can go on to the nextpicture now one of the places thatMorris liked to go was this one herewhich is one of my favorite spots in theWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20Cotswolds it's actually a folly orcalled Broadway Tower and it was builtoriginally in the late 18th century forthe 6th Earl of contry who owned twolarge estates in this area hecommissioned the most famous landscapegarden at the time called capabilityWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40Brown or Lancelot capability Brown tocome up with this idea of a folly andthe Builder who executed it said it waslike a Saxon Towerit obviously is not sucks and it's fromthe 18th century but you can see if youlook at it it's got crenellations at theWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00top there those sort of up and down bitsa little bit like a castle you've gotthe the windows are looking like arrowslitsyou've got the balconies so it'sactually an amalgam of different stylesand this was a place the Moors like togo with his friends of the weekend andparticularly these are greatpre-raphaelites artists and indeed itwas from here that he started a movementWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20to conserve buildings which he wasalready worried about losing in the 19thcentury and so he did a lot to establishthe preservation and listing ofbuildings in this country if you lookbeyond the the building itself you canget an idea of this sort of view you canWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40get from this very high escarpment infact you can look if you look you see tothe left of it a little sort of viewingpost on a clear day you can see 16English counties from this spot and theother tip is the right just behind it isa very nice tea shop so it's a wonderfulWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00place to go by car you can go up thereby car have a look at the view you cango inside that tower you can learn moreabout William Morris inside and anexhibition in the tower or you can walkup there if we go to the next slideplease Nick now one of the things thatWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20this area is famed for because of thestone that's locally available and whatyou would see on a walk down into thevillage or town of Broadway fromBroadway Tower and elsewhere are thesedry stone walls now that literally meansWatch at: 21:20 / 21:40they did not use mortar when they madethese walls they would stack the stonesso they were pointing slightly downwardsand then insert smaller stones betweenthem to build them up so that was in thehorizontal and then at the top they putthem in the verticalnow these were especially developed inWatch at: 21:40 / 22:00the in the 18th century when Parliamentpassed what we call the enclosure actsand that effectively meant that what hadbeen common land became privatized andthe private land owners wanted todemarcate their land and their fieldsand so these dry stone walls were builtall over the CotswoldsWatch at: 22:00 / 22:20the other main peered when they werebuilt was in the 19th century duringperiods of recession when the landownerswho had huge estates some of them wouldhire local people who are otherwise outof work to build walls all around theirestates so if you go to some of the bigestates you will see these walls go onWatch at: 22:20 / 22:40for ages now a well-built dry stone wallwhich was a great skill being a drystone water would last over a hundredyears when you drive through theCotswolds nowadays you'll see some in abad state of repair or virtuallycollapsed but the good news is thatthere is a movement to revive them andsome people are sort of doing courses toWatch at: 22:40 / 23:00learn the art of making these stonewalls and gradually you are seeingprojects in different areas of theCotswolds where they're putting themback together again but it's certainly alovely sight to see and as you can seemakes for a very good picture we canmove on now this is actually a pictureof my passport now why have I botheredWatch at: 23:00 / 23:20to put that into this presentation wellif I open the inside front cover you cansee in the right hand side there a rowof cottages and that row of cottages isa place called bibury in the Cotswoldsand here's the real thing now they wereWatch at: 23:20 / 23:40input into our passports in 2010 and thetrouble is that it created a bit ofcelebrity or in fact a lot of celebrityfor the poor little village of biburybecause people worked out where he wasand they were going there in droveswhich is a shame because it was a fairlyquiet nice to the village until thenWatch at: 23:40 / 24:00having said that William Morris hadalready picked it out and said it wasn'tthe the most beautiful village in theCotswoldsit certainly is almost lookslike a toy when you see in real life andthey are occupied these places they werefirst first was a wool wool shared as aworld all storage facility for aWatch at: 24:00 / 24:20monastery from the 14th century but inthe 17th century he was turned in tothese Weaver's cottages and the weaversused to wash the wall in the cottagesand then they were to hang it out to dryon racks which would be in a meadowwhich you can see will you can see onthe picture but if you go that you'llsee there's a meadowWatch at: 24:20 / 24:40in front of it which is called rack Islewhich is a sort of is acknowledging whatwent on there in the past now it's ownedby the National Trust and the cottagesare tenant 'add but number 9 is rentedout to people who want to experienceliving there so if you want to dosomething very special and actuallyWatch at: 24:40 / 25:00spend some time in a Cotswolds villageit's very small that your propertyitself you can get in touch with theNational Trust and put your name down sothat's by bre a very pretty village anddefinitely worth putting under lists ifyou go there at the next slide pleaseneck now you've probably got theWatch at: 25:00 / 25:20impression that the Cotswolds has a lotgoing for it and it certainly does it'sgot a lot of famous residents and itgoes all the way to the top in 1980 in1980Prince Charles Walker the state they'reWatch at: 25:20 / 25:40called Highgrove there he is now PrinceCharles as you probably know is a verykeen gardenerthis property is was built in the 18thcenturyit's a lovely Georgian mansion and heset about developing the gardens of theWatch at: 25:40 / 26:00property in particular and producesomething quite spectacular now this isopen to the public as you can seeadvertising there this is from their ownwebsite garden tours they're extremelypopular there's lots of different waysyou can do it the one I'd been fortunateenough to participate in is as champagnetorches lovely now you don't get toWatch at: 26:00 / 26:20actually go into the housethese tours but you get to see it isobviously in the gardens and as you movearound it you find he's got differentthemes in different parts and he'sengaging the greatest gardeners in theworld to see if so going to high grow isa treat and a lovely thing to do in theCotswolds it just takes a little bit ofWatch at: 26:20 / 26:40forward planning you can see here theyalso make a lot of their own productwhich you can purchase online if youwant to now he actually moved quiteclose to his sister his sister B ofcourse Princess Anne and her mum orqueen war Princess Anne in 1976 and hisWatch at: 26:40 / 27:00steak whole gap can park and that wasfor her marriage to her first husbandCaptain Mark Phillips he departed fromthe house without when that marriageended the second husband is there withher now Timothy Laurence but herdaughter Zara Phillips as was lives onWatch at: 27:00 / 27:20the estate which is about seven hundredand thirty acres with reportedly and hasa number of farm houses on it where shelives with her ex England rugby playinghusband and their two children you can'treally go there just to sort of lookaround but they do have international aquestion any events there Princess AnneWatch at: 27:20 / 27:40and Zara Phillips were both great ourriders and Zara Phillips Olympic goldmedalist and attractive but it doesn'tstop there you've got other glitteratiwho live in this area not least thebeckons David and Victoria Beckham allposh spices she was known in theirfamily they bought a six million poundsWatch at: 27:40 / 28:00farmhouse there and they've got afabulous property in a place called nearchipping norton and they form a part ofwhat's called the chipping norton setwhich is celebrities who live in andaround that part of the Cotswoldsanother famous resident there is davidWatch at: 28:00 / 28:20cameron former prime minister who gavehis brexit when he lost that vote heresigned from Parliament and he decidedto write the inevitable memoir and inorder to do that he bought 225 thousandpoundsto put into his golden and there it isWatch at: 28:20 / 28:40I don't know whether his wife couldn'tbear having him in the house or why hewas consigned to the garden but I'm sureit'll end up being a very lucrativepastime for him but there's a certainvillage called Kingdom where there's agood chance if you go into the pub forlunch in will walk with Cameron theWatch at: 28:40 / 29:00other person I just want to mention isDamien Hirst Damien Hirstis one of the most famous and successfulcommercially successful British artistsand he very famously in 1994 came upwith one of his quite shocking pieces ofart she's in the Tate Modern in Londonwhich is a sheep which is suspended in aWatch at: 29:00 / 29:20funk on formaldehyde in a sort of alarge see-through case and it's done insuch a way that the Sheep looks asthough it's alive now the connectionwith the Cotswolds upon the fact that helives there is that it was another oneWatch at: 29:20 / 29:40of these pre-raphaelites who had done apiece on sheep which was all about theidea of sheep strength on the flockwhich was actually done by a home andhunt one of these pre-raphaelites andthe idea was that he was depicting inthat picture how people were moving awayWatch at: 29:40 / 30:00from the church and the security thatthe church gave them and the degradationas he swore that came with that so ithad a strong political message areligious message which clearly hadimpacted on hunting Ian Hearst so thereWatch at: 30:00 / 30:20is me that is my shower bang I can takesix people in it it takes about one anda half hours to get to the Cotswoldsfrom London of course I go to lots ofother places either as day trips likeOxford and Bath etc as well I also useit in London is for people who want toWatch at: 30:20 / 30:40do private tools and it gives us greatflexibility I would very much like tomeet you in personfuture if you've got any questionsplease feel free to ask Mitchell thankyou so much for that a rapid run throughthe delights of the Cotswolds it is IWatch at: 30:40 / 31:00know it's a place really you do need togo with a driver guide don't you it'snot a place you can do really on yourown on public transportit's truly can mean you can get into thearea but it's really getting fromvillage to village and that's what mostpeople like to do go to maybe two orthree villages have teen one have a pubWatch at: 31:00 / 31:20lunch and another and just wonder aboutsome of the lot some really lovelylittle arts and crafts shops andinteresting nooks and crannies but ifyou were to wait for a bus they mightyou might miss one of the day that goesthrough that village it's not not reallyideal for public transport likebrilliant we've had a few questions andfirst just just clarify the church toWatch at: 31:20 / 31:40Tolkien the church you talked about withthe station talking is in Stowe in theworldStowe on the world yeah yeah that's fineum there is a question of rom bill if Icould just find it here I lost in nowBilly's in Texas and he wants to knowwhy there is why do you think so meWatch at: 31:40 / 32:00through this and mystery novels are setin the Crossroads well thanks for that avery nice question bill I'd be having anice day what I can I don't knowspecifically thrillers and mysterynovels I think it's more to do with theWatch at: 32:00 / 32:20fact that it's just a wonderful backdropI mean the thing is if you're trying tocreate an atmosphere and you want tosort of show something historic youdon't need to go and build any sets oranything you just need to go to aCotswolds village you may have heard ofMidsomer Murders but actually it wasvery unfortunate to live in that villageit seemed that people getting murderedWatch at: 32:20 / 32:39every other week a lot of these placeswhen he got a population of a fewhundred pretty bad odds about thatwasn't actually filmed here but I meanthere has been a lot of filming here butI don't know specifically andspecifically why murders and mysteriesand thrillers I don't know about that soPepe has a question penny wants to knowWatch at: 32:39 / 33:00what's your favorite villagefavorite foolish the lighting you knowwhat you feel somewhat reluctant to sayit I've given answers because if I likethat example of bibury you know when heappeared in the passportyou know people found out the secret andthe place was inundated but beingWatch at: 33:00 / 33:20serious about it it's a difficultbalance for the Cotswolds becauseobviously tourism is now hugelyimportant to them but tourism hasupsides and downsides and I'm sure nowthey'd be desperate and very keen to gettowards to come back but just beforethis Kovach thing emerged and there wasWatch at: 33:20 / 33:39concern in somebody's I'll certainly saythe birds at which I mentioned is alovely village it can get a little bitbusy because only one road going throughit but it's very pretty and there's anincredible array of architecture just inthat one villages and really nice littleshops the inevitable church as you sawand that there's at least five putt andWatch at: 33:39 / 34:00of course there because for thissomewhere you can go and you canmaintain the social distancing which weare required to do at the moment so youcan put people in the back of yourtransport to contain them you can showthem the wonderful views all around theconference yeah yeah so I actually dolead some walks myself I mean most ofWatch at: 34:00 / 34:20the people with me don't want to doreally hard walks they just wanted sortof get a little bit off the beaten trackand I I've got a few circular ones so wecan park the car somewhere I tell themhow long it is in one particular walkactually which goes by Broadway toweryou get a nice tea stop about half wayround and then it's downhill all the wayback so that's a really nice walk butWatch at: 34:20 / 34:40yeah I mean there were lakes there thereare little village walks there are Riveryou know little woodland walks you don'tneed to do too much research you canfind a good walk there and it's reallygood for that brilliant thank you verymuch few more comments there's someSophie's saying she's reading me I gother ricing books to which take place inWatch at: 34:40 / 35:00the crosswords we've also got peoplefrom watching all around the world sowe've got people in Russia we stagepeople in South America so one inSebastopol here we've got cat MoroccoArgentina love them we've got people inthe UK about 10 Sussex all there's moreWatch at: 35:00 / 35:20from Minnesota so thank everyone forwatchinghello if you want to know more about mechill then you've got Mitchell's websiteI'll just show you the address again isthe England - a guide Cobb that willtake you to Mitchell's own website ifyou want to know more about the rest ofour guides and then the best place to goWatch at: 35:20 / 35:40is the badge on that website guideLondon dog don't UK and that will tellyou all about the types of tours we doand if you search carefully one of theterms that we do here's across Wales -so you can click on the informationthere and that will tell you about thesort of things you could expect to do ina day in the Cotswolds but the thing isis your day so it's up to you to arrangeWatch at: 35:40 / 36:00with the guide what you want to seegoing recommend places to go places tohave lunch means that it'll be awonderful day out and there's alsovirtual tours of course which issomething that we just recently you lostif you go right to the top of ourwebpage you'll see a click there placeyou can click on London at virtua andWatch at: 36:00 / 36:20that takes you to a separate page whichtells you all about different types ofvirtual tours that we can do lots ofwalks around London looking at thebeautiful buildings looking at thehistory so much history in London it'sbeen here for 2,000 years ever since theRoman Romans founded the city on thenorth bank of the River Thames so soWatch at: 36:20 / 36:40many things we can tell you about whichyou can book on a virtual - we do havesomeone and if I can find the commenthere who's booked up using virtual tourswith us and highly recommends it so youknow we're getting good good feedback ifyou're interested do go and have a lookon that information there all you haveWatch at: 36:40 / 37:00to do to get in touch with one a guyjust go down to the bottom performfilling all your details tell us whatyou want to do what you want to see howmany of you there are that will go tothree of our guides and they will getback to you and they'll let you knowthere's other things they can offer andif they can't do what your interest tobe and they'll find a guide in cat saysWatch at: 37:00 / 37:20very worth checking out that page theLondon virtual tour which is on the homepage of the guide London website thankyou very much for joining us todaywhere youin the world do you join us on FridayFriday we're gonna be hit London Zoowell I know the great attractions ofLondon one of the best zoos in the worldWatch at: 37:20 / 37:40one of the best research shoes as welland we'd be visiting that and willhopefully be talking to someone fromLondon Zoo about how the zoo coped witha log down and how the animals came tothe lock down suddenly not having anyvisitors from people did that make itthe animals feel about make them worryWatch at: 37:40 / 38:00did it stress them you know we'll befinding out exactly how they cope withthat but from all of us here forMitchell half for myselfwe'll say for the moment goodbye goodbye

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