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Travel Blogs from Harrogate
Last day in York. We walked along Bishopthorpe Road towards the city. We passed the old Terry's Chocolate factory. This beautiful building is now being turned into offices and flats, the land is being redeveloped for housing and the estate is called The Chocolate Works, rather apt I thought, I wonder if the houses will look like chocolate boxes. We visited York Minster which is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. It has the ...
... as with other locks onto a tidal stretch to come out with a lot of revs to help with the steering control, save it for the bridges!". I see what he meant, the river is flowing pretty fast, so we are already doing twice the normal cruising speed circa 7/8 knots and there are two big bridges right in front of us. Power is needed to control the boat to make it safely through the arches with cars ...
... a "duck weed" issue on the Selby Canal but were surprised on how much there was and how green it was, it didn't look like there was a canal at all, under the luminous green covering.
Selby is a very pleasant small town and we moored in the basin at the junction with the River Ouse, well placed for our for our early set off time with tide on the way up to York ...
We are on the way again after a week at home. John and Vanessa join us at Lemonroyd Lock by the Marina and we head off on the second stage of our summer trip. First stop is Castleford to fill up with diesel, a simple process you might think, just like filling the car!!
Not quite so easy on the boat.
Two hours later after the chap at the Marina who was ...
... that we should be at Terminal 2, which was 2 miles away..... groan !
As Donna has just said on Facebook "You wouldn't believe we were seasoned travellers !"
We nearly ended up in Rotterdam !
So 10 minutes later - after returning to the car, leave Terminal 1, drive to second car park and after passing Miss Hitler on passport control we finally boarded the correct ferry.
The boat seems deserted.. Where are they ...
Other places to stay in Harrogate
Kings Road, Harrogate | 4 star hotelfrom $86
- Found the hotel to be a little outdated.
- Hotel better than expected.
Ripon Road, Harrogate | 4 star hotelfrom $155
- Fantastic stay
- Lovely hotel - lived up to it's name.
- Rubbish - my worst hotel overnight stay yet
Swan Road, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $130
- Old World Charm
- Great Value, Great Service
Crown Place, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $129
- Desperately in need of a face lift
- I won't be back.....
- Beware unless you like mold and gloom (Insight Tour)
1 Ripon Road, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Ripon Road, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $113
11 - 19 Kings Rd, Harrogate | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Liked the small details - guest sausage, wide range of jams and the postcard whe
- Simply Brilliant..
Prospect Place, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $105
- Excellent value
- Bridal buyers weekend.
- Great shower !
Queen Building, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $118
Rudding Park, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $208
- Wonderful place to stay
Hornbeam Park Avenue , Harrogate | Hotelfrom $117
3 - 13 Swan Rd, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $102
Franklin Mount, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $114
28 Swan Road, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $166
The Ginnel, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $71
Prospect Place, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $164
- Loved Hotel du Vin
- So enjoyed staying at Hotel du Vin and Bistro
- Brilliant, I want to go back NOW!
Cold Bath Road, Harrogate | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Otley Road, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $126
Burnt Yates, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $109
Prospect Place, West Park, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $124
29/35 Valley Drive, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $65
9 11 East Parade, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $193
53 Kings Road, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $131