Travel Blogs from Ripon
... find anything to do after we'd driven around the old town. We returned our hire car, and they drove us out to the dock to board our ferry. The driver was very informative, just like a private tour guide.
We boarded several hours prior to departure, and it was a good opportunity to have a rest. We had an outside cabin with views of the dull and uninteresting Port of Hull. It was low tide, the mudflats were exposed, and it took about ...
... some local preserves from a stall that just happened to be owned by the son of the woman who owns the apartment we are in), then walked the rest of the wall, calling in at a sensory garden near the Quilt Museum. The gardens here are just amazing, full of colour and scent. Phil and Kerryn did their own thing but we met for lunch back at the apartment. Ron and I then visited the Treasurer's House, owned and renovated by a very wealthy bachelor - Frank Green, whose ...
... and I had a pint of Apple cider. Very nice indeed. After dinner went for a walk on the wall. Built of stone in the 13th century and found the grave of Dick Turpin - famous highwayman and horse thief. York Minster Cathedral was just amazing ...
... we had tea in a house built in 1680, yesterday we walked on the 14th century York walls and today we visited a 1712 house. So, when Captain Cook arrived in Australia in 1770, I can better understand why he claimed it, and thought it was empty.
We leave England tomorrow, taking a ferry from Hull to Rotterdam. We've been in the UK and Ireland for a total of about 3 months, and we've loved it all - the beauty, the culture, the food, and the people.
... band was usually quite late in the evening (2145) and the pre recorded strict tempo music was rather dire in quality and mostly tangos, jives and sambas which we couldn’t do. However we intend to carry on with our lessons and will be better prepared for the challenges of the dance floor in the future. The lecture programme (Cunard Insights Programme) was excellent with in depth series of lectures on all sorts of things usually relevant to the areas we were ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking