Saturday, 10 August 2013


Today we went to Knaresborough--it's absolutely beautiful and I don't know why we haven't been before! I saw a piece about it in one of the Yorkshire magazines that Mom picked up--it claimed that Knaresborough was Yorkshire's "most picturesque" town, so we had to check it out.
This was slightly disconcerting...I'd never seen a "falling rocks" sign for pedestrians before this.

It really is very picturesque--the railway bridge is amazing

The Old Manor House, circa 1208

St John the Baptist--the church dates back to 1114

Ruins of Knaresborough Castle

There was a medieval festival going on--this lady had crows on chains...

And they had archery, too!

We went boating on the River Nidd

York & the Mallard

The National Railway Museum in York has an exhibition running for the 75th anniversary of the Mallard steam train breaking a speed record (125 miles an hour, and it's still the record holder!). So a couple of weeks ago we went to York after church
First, though, we had to get lunch in town--we got paninis and went to the Museum Gardens 

Their models are actual little steam locomotives--they run on ethanol and real steam comes out!

The famous Mallard

This little guy in the shop looks just like Ivor the Engine!

Malham Cove

We went to Malham Cove a couple of weeks ago--the view from our picnic spot

We hiked further than we had before, and got slightly lost...

...but at least the view was amazing!