Travel Blogs from Reeth
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Fire. After my first unsuccessful attempt to get the gas heater working I finally cracked it on Monday. I think it was just the igniter that wasn't working as when I cleaned up the contacts it lit straight away. The fan heater is good but a bit noisy. We had one in the motor home last time, but this van would easily be twice the size in area and the little oil ...
OK, on Thursday we took a train ride from Whitby to Middlesbrough on the Esk Valley Railway. This is a main line service but is specially funded as a way of getting people to get to Whitby or Middlesbrough via the Moors. Great for me as driving through the moors is not the best way to see them so sitting on a train gave me a chance to see the scenery.
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Today, Sa***************ed off to Hawes. As usual the day started with a wrong turn and we went clockwise instead of CCW on the round trip.
First stop was Bolton Castle. It was closed, but we knew that so just looked at it from the car park. Mary Queen of Scots "stayed" there when Elizabeth the First took the throne.
From there we went to a small village called Caperby. It's claim to fame is that James ...
... all about Stephenson's' Locomotion One and the Stockton Darlington railway. Also a history of Darlington from the BC days to now. It was a thriving railway town with construction and repair factories, but that all ended in the early 70's when rail started to lose it's usefulness. Strange that rail is now coming back to life.
We also visited Castle Barnard, the village not ...
... near the Ure river and is in the valley, so it was originally called Urevale or Yorevale. After hundreds of years it finally passed into private hands as the monasteries were under attack by Henry VIII. At one stage it passed into the hands of some Marchioness, who thought it would sound better if she lived in a French sounding estate, so she changed the name to Jer (Yore) Vaulx (Vale). What a pretentious little Marchioness she ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed