Durham and the Prince Bishops


We left Whitby after the usual mammoth north of England breakfast which means we won’t need to eat again for 24 hours, especially after our northern fish and chips in Trenchers restaurant last night. There was a nice red sky sunrise across the sea and then a full rainbow behind the colourful beach huts, goodbye … Continue reading Durham and the Prince Bishops

The magnificent abbeys of Yorkshire


The first day of our continuation of The Tour of England, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and we cross the open border into England’s largest county ..... Yorkshire, the land of Richard III (but not his bones), Geoffrey Boycott England’s greatest ever cricketer (if you believe him), Tetley Tea, Rugby League, and the ubiquitous Yorkshire Pudding! Also they have … Continue reading The magnificent abbeys of Yorkshire

Tour of England revitalised


Our Tour of England gets underway again today as we head to the extreme north of our little country for Yorkshire and Northumbria. As usual this is NOT a wine trip on this elongated tour, but rather based on Saxon and Medieval history and culture. We will be visiting such iconic places as Rievaulx Abbey, … Continue reading Tour of England revitalised