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The Adventures of Wooly: Hello Dolly

Updated on 20/05 2021

Are you jumping for joy at the prospect of meeting up indoors with family and friends or enjoying a meal or drink in the cosy warmth of a restaurant or pub. Or maybe catching up with some culture at a museum and gallery?

It’s been a long time coming, but with a significant easing of lockdown rules on 17th May, particularly in England but across the country, now is definitely the time to get moving with those staycation plans as indoor attractions re-open. As always, Wooly has a few suggestions for a Britain-wide jaunt.  

Starting in Scotland, there’s a world of science, art and history at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh where this year they’re celebrating the 25th birthday of Dolly the Sheep. Dolly was the first cloned mammal to ever be created from an adult cell and was of huge scientific importance. You can visit her in the amazing Animal World gallery.

Then head to Wales, to the National Wool Museum near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire to learn the fascinating story of the Welsh wool industry, from fleece to fabric. Located in a former mill building in the beautiful Teifi valley, the museum is re-opening on 20th May. Entry is free and families can have fun following the specially designed trail, ‘A Woolly Tale’.

In between, why not take in the Cotswolds, an area made wealthy by the medieval wool trade. With rolling hills, honey coloured houses and stunning churches soaring skyward, this is a classic English destination. Lay your head at Woolmarket House in Chipping Campden, a luxury, award-winning boutique bed and breakfast in the centre of the town, next to the pretty  17th century Market Hall. The onsite restaurant, Michael’s, offers delicious Mediterranean inspired meals. Now, who ordered the lamb..?

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