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Pickering Castle & Rievaulx Terrace
Pickering Castle was originally a wooden structure built by the Normans under William the Conqueror around 1069 .  Over the centuries the castle was rebuilt in stone and expanded. The keep and chapel being built between 1216-36. It is now in the care of Eng...

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English Heritage around Helmsley
The weather turned today. It's been grey and on and off  it has been wet. Within a minute of leaving the pub this morning it started raining but it soon stopped and I went to Rievaulx Abbey. Rievaux was a cistercian abbey which started construction in the 1...

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The National Trust in York and a Priory
I really wanted to visit Goddards in York but it is not really gettable to by car and York itself is extortionate to park so I used the park and ride and got a bus into the city armed with the city bus routes I needed. Unbeknownst to me the park and ride ro...

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A church, a house and a priory
So what to do today? Well there is a church and a house that are on my to do list that I could finally do. The church is locked but the key can be got from the adjacent hotel! so.... 861 St Peter's, Croft-on-Tees Now I could have headed to Darlington for an...

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Fountains Abbey and some churches
I have a few churches still to do in North Yorkshire and I knew that one of the churches was open today so off I headed... En route I came to the town of Sherburn-in-Elmet which has a church on my list and which was closed last time I was there. I had email...

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Beningborough Hall
After a lovely meal last night I was zzzzzzing at about 9am!  I decided I wouldn't drive that far today so I stayed relatively local and headed to Beningborough Hall. Another reason was the forecast was good and I thought the gardens would be good for butte...

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Nunnington Hall
I am on holiday.......again before anyone says it ;) ..... this time I'm in North Yorkshire. As Nunnington Hall is near to the pub I'm staying in I decided it was a good place to visit today.... oh and it was raining in Yorkshire. Nunnington often has exhib...

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Duxford
I was off today so where to? I thought I'd go somewhere different and went to Duxford. There has been an aerodrome at Duxford since 1918. During World War II it was where Douglas Bader was based and was part of Leigh-Mallory's " Big Win g" and later was ass...

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Ickworth
Well today is your bloggers birthday (we won't mention the exact number - suffice to say any of the England batsman would take it a career test average). I started with breakfast at my local Costa before heading to Ickworth. they are using wildflower to imp...
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