Image - Cobb amp; Co. stage coach The first Cob and Co, coach left the Provincial hotel in Stafford St. 1862, bound for the Dunstan Goldfields. The Mounted Gold Escort was a group of armed and mounted men formed to get the gold safely to Dunedin.
We recommend staying at Staybridge hotel in Stafford (www.staybridgestafford.com), as they provide free shuttle service to and from our office. They also offer a discounted rate for patients traveling to Houston for surgery.
Thornbury Castle, Glocestershire, was begun in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. It is not a true castle (designed to serve as a fortress), but rather an early example of a Tudor country house, with minimal defensive attributes. Following the Duke's death Thornbury was confiscated by King Henry VIII of England, who stayed at the castle for ten days in August 1535 with his queen, Anne Boleyn.