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Travel Blogs from Harrogate
... of which the large Cathedral York Minster is the most prominent. The "Shambles" is also very popular, having provided inspiration to "Diagon Alley" in Harry Potter. It features a number of shops in a narrow cobbled stoned alley way.
The kids were quite fascinated by the cat trail of York. There are many cat figurines and statues decorating the buildings. The cats were put on the buildings to scare away the rats which brought plague and other ...
... followed. Back outside and on our way to the castle museum we were surprised by some heavy rain! Of course we didn't have any umbrella so we ran through the streets looking for public washrooms. Once we found them a lovely lady gave us some garbage bags to use and we continued to the hostel. After drying off we ate our leftovers, the fresh fruit and some local chocolate we had purchased ...
... brother, my nephew Ashley and his girlfriend Amy-Lou. Not often am I the shortest person in a group but I think it's on this occasion. Good food and a nice waitress from Winnipeg. Things have definitely changed for the better. Back home to watch the end of Stage 2 on TV at my brother's house. He tells me it is a measure of Tour mania that this was the first time he has watched a ...
... drainage - priorities). After hearing that I stepped out of the gutter!
Then the tour guide told us about Mary Clitheroe. There is a shrine in a building in the street that is dedicated to her. I will leave it up to you if you let your children read this, obviously mine know so your children may hear about it anyway.
Here is her story......
In 1586, she was arrested for not attending protestant church services 3 Sundays in a row for ...
... the cafe just pondering its meaning and significance to me. The photo you see in this entry is the one and the same poster. Wouldn't you know it....one of the first signs that caught my eye upon arrival in the United Kingdom was a poster with the same message. I had a moment of comfort due to familiarity. Turns out that the British government created a Ministry of Information during WWII and it was this ministry ...
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- Found the hotel to be a little outdated.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
Valley Drive, Harrogate | Hotelfrom $81
53 Kings Road, Harrogate | 3 star hotelfrom $131