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Carlisle, half-cathedral of the North West

Choosing to drive home down the Western side of the British Isles may have been a mistake since it turned out to be far more congested today than the alternative … Continue Reading →

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Durham and on into the far North

This morning I decided to set off straight after breakfast instead of heading back into York city centre for a visit to Clifford’s Tower and, as the driver, I get … Continue Reading →

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It feels a little silly to be a proper tourist in my own country but, knowing York even less than I do Lincoln, I set aside a whole day for … Continue Reading →

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Lincoln Cathedral

Here I am in York after an evening walk around the medieval walls of the city and, very unfortunately, dreading having to get the travel blog off the ground again. … Continue Reading →

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St Albans Cathedral

Here, at last, is a gallery of gorgeous pictures from a long promised return to St Alban’s cathedral. Although I’ve visited a number of times before it is situated on … Continue Reading →

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A damp day in Bristol

I cannot tell you how enthusiastic I was to find myself on a train to Bristol in search of yet another eighteenth century shell grotto on the day before I … Continue Reading →

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Chichester cathedral (with detours)

Yesterday involved a little trip to Chichester Cathedral via the Hog’s Back in beautiful sunny weather and so Molly and I have the perfect excuse to sit down and sort … Continue Reading →

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On my previous visit to Peterborough Cathedral in January of 2004 it was still possible to detect the acrid smell of burnt plastic, lingering reminder of a fire which on … Continue Reading →

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Ely Cathedral (via Cambridge)

Ely cathedral has a history stretching back nearly fourteen hundred years and a strange,¬†asymmetrical¬†beauty which seldom fails to cast its spell on all who visit. No tourist, however “monument fatigued” … Continue Reading →

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Christmas Greetings from Southwark Cathedral(s)

Here are a few seasonal pictures of Borough Market and the two cathedrals situated in Southwark. Also, I was pleased to find that a couple of ¬†pictures taken at the … Continue Reading →