Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.
Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.
Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!
Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.
Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/
It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.
Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.
Santillana del Mar is like Castle Combe, Lacock, Biddestone ... rolled into one with bells on
The journey from Leon to Santillana was the longest on the trip. It involved 'crossing' the Picos de Europa, part of the Cantabrian mountain range and there were many spectacular sights, most of which just remain in the memory. Luckily we chose the minor road (possibly the N630), not the autovia (A66), which wound through mountain villages and ran by the railway for most of its length. We did stop at a mountainside cafe and the pictures below are from that stop.
Now to Santillana del Mar ... According to many sources, Santillana del Mar is The Town of Three Lies, since it is neither a Saint (Santo), nor flat (llana), nor is it by the sea (Mar) as implied by its name.
Santillana interiors ...