Margaret and Bernard Guest always produce an interesting route for us and our September run this year was no exception.
After an excellent lunch at the ‘Shutters Inn’ just down the road from Prescott Hill Climb, we then moved on to our visit for the day, Stanway House.
The Manor of Stanway was owned by Tewkesbury Abbey for 800 years then for 500 years by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss.
The Jacobean house itself was not open on our visit, but we were able to see the 14th Century Tithe Barn which is now used for weddings and other functions, and the extensive gardens and water gardens with it’s formal canal on the terrace above the house, the striking Pyramid and the eight ponds. There is now a single jet fountain and at 300 feet, it is the highest fountain in Britain and the highest gravity fountain in the world.