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787 – Battle of Peasholm

31 Jul , 2017  

Battle of Peasholm, Scarborough

Head down to Peasholm Park just off the North Bay in Scarborough for 2.40pm ready for the 3.0pm start of the naval re-enactment of the Battle of the Plate. There is warm sunshine but a short shower towards the end of this unique attraction. It is also very well attended, so we have to sit […]

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771a – St Margaret’s Church, Westminster

1 Mar , 2017  

Westminster, March 2017

A second visit to this historic church sitting in the shadow of Westminster Abbey. I enjoy the fine stained glass windows and wall memorials of local dignitaries from the past.

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663c – Chepstow Castle

30 Aug , 2014  

At the end of the Wye Vally I stop off at Chepstow. After buying a hot drink in the car park in order to get some change to pay for parking, spend a good hour exploring the castle remains. This is one of the most impressive in Wales, very large with a lower, middle and […]

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663b – Tintern Abbey

30 Aug , 2014  

Continue along the Wye Valley to lovely Tintern. Enjoy a very good vegetarian breakfast at the White Monk cafe and then explore the incredibly impressive remains of the abbey, what was a Cistercian house and probably the greatest in Wales. The walls of the abbey church survive to roof height and the the foundations and […]

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663a – The Kymin

30 Aug , 2014  

A pretty Georgian round house and Naval Temple located on a woody hill 3 miles outside Monmouth. Fantastic views overlooking Monmouth and the surrounding Welsh countryside including Sugar Loath mountain. Enjoy looking inside the round house, very friendly and informative guide, plus there are binoculars provided to take in the view in more detail.

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663 South Wales break 2014

30 Aug , 2014   Gallery

On Saturday 30th August set off for an exploration of the Wye Valley on the way to collect Alex from outside Newport, ready to then stay for two night s at his mum Jenny’s mobile home at New Minerton a few miles outside of Tenby, returning on Monday 1st September. We are really lucky with […]

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662 – Bolsover Castle

26 Aug , 2014  

Explore the castle for over an hour with the girls as part of a stop off on the journey from Yorkshire back to the Midlands, having enjoyed lunch at the Pillar of Rock pub before the castle. It is cloudy with a breeze, but dry. I enjoy taking the girls round the castle, our second […]

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661 – Sea Life Sanctuary, Scarborough

25 Aug , 2014  

After shopping in the morning we walk along the North Bay on the beach to visit the sea life centre, using a 40% off voucher for the girls while Neal and I use our annual passes. The girls enjoy their 1-2 hour visit. Of note are the jellyfish lit up with different colours, the giant […]

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660c – Whitby Abbey

24 Aug , 2014  

Returning to the abbey via the 199 steps (which are very busy, the girls do well going both up and down the steps) we watch the final 3.30pm performance of a three actor comedy version of “Dracula” set in the abbey ruins. There is a large crowd watching the almost 90 minute performance, with people […]

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660b – Mary Ann Hepworth boat trip

24 Aug , 2014  

Then spend £2.50 each to go on the half hour trip on the Mary Ann Hepworth, the old RNLI lifeboat, originally in service from1938 until 1974, saving 201 lives. Sit towards the front (at the recommendation of the crew member collecting money on shore) with Neal and Chloe sitting right on the very front. From […]

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