House and garden

752a – Treasurer’s House

15 May , 2016  

Teasurer's House, York

A day out in York with Neal and Emma who has never explored the city before, so I am keen to show the main parts. After using the excellent Monks Cross park and ride arriving in the city at around 10.30am, we go for a walk along the city walls from Bootham to Monk Bar […]

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House and garden

751 – Castle Howard

13 May , 2016  

Castle Howard

A day out to explore impressive Castle Howard with Neal and Emma. The weather is not with us; although dry it is cloudy with a cold wind. After a drink and cake in the Stable courtyard cafe, we have a look around the house interiors. There are friendly guides and it is the quietest I’ve […]

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Castle

747b – Clifford’s Tower

29 Mar , 2016  

York, March 2016

The daffodils on the mound are fading by the end of March, but enjoy the views of the city as always. I chat to one of the English Heritage staff about the plans for the new visitor centre and suspended walkways that will give access to the upper levels; the work is due to begin […]

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Art gallery

747a – York Art Gallery

29 Mar , 2016  

York, March 2016

We drive to York and use the Park and Ride at Monk’s Cross. After a lovely second breakfast in Betty’s tearoom, we head to the city art gallery. It is £7.50 each to get in but worth it (Neal thinks it is a bit steep to get in) to look at the latest temporary exhibition, […]

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Castle

746 – Scarborough Castle

28 Mar , 2016  

Scarborough, March 2016

Easter Monday is wet and wild. We take a walk up to the castle to have a look at the new shop (refurbished and enlarged over the winter months) and the views of the North and South bays in the windy weather; the sea is rough and dramatic, it is exhilarating.

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Church

745c – All Saints Church, Rudston

27 Mar , 2016  

Rudston Church

On the return journey we take a detour through lovely Wolds countryside to the village of Rudston to visit the church on the hill above the village. The church is open. It is quite plain inside, but there is a large organ, some lovely stained glass and super spring flowers decorating the church for Easter. […]

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Ship

745b – Arctic Corsair

27 Mar , 2016  

Artic Corsair, Hull

A Hull side winder trawler berthed on the River Hull. We manage to get onto the 1.30pm (free) guided tour. There is a museum with models and photographs of the fishing industry, plus an introductory film of original fishing footage to help explain how the boat was used. There are only 6 of us on […]

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Walk

738a – Goathland and Grosmont walk

27 Dec , 2015  

Goathland moorland

The Sunday after Christmas is a sunny, blue yet still mild day, very welcome after two days of almost constant rain. A walk of 10-11 miles, we park at Goathland, the first car to arrive at 9.30am, and then follow a footpath near the church across very muddy fields to Abbot’s House where we then […]

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Castle

733b – Scarborough Castle

15 Nov , 2015  

Scarborough, November 2015

Back in Scarborough we head up tot he castle for a quick look around. It is quite atmospheric with the grey leaden sky and strong sea breeze. The views across the town and two bays are always of interest, never tire of it. We have a chat to the custodians asking about the plans to […]

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House and garden

733a – Nunnington Hall

15 Nov , 2015  

Scarborough, November 2015

A grey but mild day, we enjoy exploring this small stately home for an hour; friendly room guides, a roaring fire in the entrance hall, oak panelled rooms, stone flags, tapestries, in the family rooms, and then have fun exploring the attic rooms, rearranged since our visit last year so that the National Trust shop […]

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