Thursday, 28 February 2013
Beacon Hill and Downton Abbey!
It is one of the many hills where beacons were lit to warn of approaching invaders or attackers and it's certainly very windy up here!
Nearby on the Berkshire Downs is Watership Down where you can walk and see the very cottage where Richard Adams sat down to write his famous book about the rabbits which you might just catch hopping about.
However, behind me to the left you can just make out Highclere Castle, or the fictional Downton Abbey which is open to visitors on various dates between Easter and September. My best memory of the castle is going to see Twelfth Night in the grounds, but having to move indoors because of a thunderstorm. How fabulous to see Shakespeare in that legendary hall!
Have you visited a famous location for a film or a book?