Richmond Gate Hotel
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... the project.
After lunch we found the very pretty market town of Richmond, billed by the Lonely Planet as being one of England's best-kept secrets. Overlooking the River Swale, its cobbled streets radiate out from the central, sloping market square. We wandered down (past the ruins of yet another castle) to the river and along to the Falls; due to the recent heavy rains the river was in flood - and the colour ...
... lunch and drink and we decided to move on to another famous landmark, Buckingham Palace.
Emerging from the tube, we walked through Green Park to Buckingham Palace. Workmen were setting up barriers in preparation for the Tour de France which will be here on Monday. Hopefully, we'll be in the crowd to see the end of the English leg of the tour. Buckingham Palace is much as it appears ...
... wanted to go back to. Margaret came with me to Camden Markets. We found the Lock Markets first which were the best market stalls. These were around the working lock that is still used by the canal boats. Leaving Camden we headed back to Leicester Square looking for book shops but couldn't find the one we were looking for. I got back on the underground and took a couple of trains to get me ...
... from Marrick Priory to the village.
This leg was another lovely walk, still in the Swaledale Valley and all it's glory and navigation has become a lot easier, partly because we are no longer weaving through mountains, peat bogs and the like, but also because we now seem to have C2C signs on a far more regular basis. We saw our first proper METAL C2C road sign, there seem to be far more wooden signs and even the ...
... and Katherine Howard both had their heads cut off right there. Both buried in the chapel right behind that along with Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More. That is insane. We also saw all of the crown jewels - they have smaller heads than I expected but the jewels were impressive.
After spending half a day at the Tower we headed back to tour Westminster Abbey. This was another insane experience. ...