Win a Luxury Break for Two at Chewton Glen in Hampshire | Travel
We were supposed to be heading west on a highway, to a port. But according to my friend, a window of opportunity had opened. We had to jump through.
I refused. I was promised a day of fabulous art and fascinating museums. Why detour? “We’ve known each other for so long,” Friend begged. “Trust me, will you? »
I gave in and had quite a bit of fun. Maybe it’s because I’m a glass half full, but I was captivated by the industrial history and inventiveness of the town we visited, three miles north of Junction 7. It owed its success in part to its abundant reserves of fuel, and all sorts of products were involved, whether fragile, foaming or medicinal.
My favorite place was a legacy center, focused on material that is still produced here. But I also loved the giant 21st century sculpture between the highway and the southern outskirts of town. Its color (or rather lack thereof) contrasts starkly with what once lay beneath it.
Friend said that was just the warm-up act. A second town, 4½ miles northeast of the sculpture, was even more fascinating – thanks to a large foundry that once stood at its southern end. “And a singer who grew up there,” he added, without saying who.
I hesitated. “Come on,” Ami said. “I will never let you down.” So 15 minutes later, he parked on a residential street in the second city. “Is that it,” I asked. “Oh yes,” sang Friend – and he launched a hit song from 1987 on the car radio. Oh no – him. I buried my head in my hands: kidding.
1. What is the giant sculpture called?
2. What was the name of the foundry in the second city?
The winner and guest will stay for two nights in B&B at Chewton Glen, the five-star Relais & Châteaux hotel and spa in Hampshire. Set in 130 acres of woodland and gardens between the New Forest and the South Coast, it has long been a leader in England’s luxury hotel scene. In addition to 14 treetop suites and a purpose-built kids’ club, hotel amenities include a nine-hole golf course, croquet lawn, tennis courts, state-of-the-art spa and a cooking school.
There are two restaurants: TV chef James Martin runs the kitchen, which is surrounded by raised beds that supply many of his ingredients; in the more formal dining room, guests can choose from a la carte and tasting menus. A dinner for two in the Dining Room, excluding drinks, is included in the package. For more details, see chewtonglen.com.
The prize must be taken before March 31, 2023, subject to availability and excluding public holidays and from December 12 to 31.
How to enter
Don’t see the contest form? Enter thesundaytimes.co.uk/wherewasi
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The answers are the Orwell River and Erwarton Hall. Roland Law from East Sussex wins a luxury stay in Devon at the Harbor Beach Club Hotel & Spa in Salcombe.
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