We headed to Manchester on Saturday and fitted in a visit to Howarth in Bronte Country on the way. It was very special to visit the Howarth Parsonage where the Bronte sisters lived for most of their tragic short lives and wrote their books. I loved both Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre when I read them years ago. Sadly, I wasn't able to take photos inside as I would have loved to have shared the embroidered samplers and the embroidery bits and pieces, their painting boxes and especially the many examples of their writing, clothing and furniture.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
On Tuesday, 18 June, we headed to York. The last time we were here we were in our 20's! It was very special to come and visit this lovely city again. We started our visit with delicious morning tea with scones, jam and clotted cream! We then headed into York Minster for a guided tour. It is an amazing cathedral and it was wonderful to hear about its history.
We then visited the Treasurer's house which was very interesting.
You can do free walking tours of York so we joined the afternoon one. It was very interesting and informative.
On Wednesday, we headed to Northallerton to look up a bit of family history. We also went to Aldborough, which is where Bruce's great.......grandparents were married. It was amazing to go into the church and see the town where they had been.
We also visited Richmond and Thirsk, which were both nice towns. On Thursday we headed to Castle Howard, which was wonderful. It is an amazing castle and it is extra special as Brideshead Revisited (both the 80's and the recent version) was filmed here.
Friday was very wet so we had a bit if a lazy day and just visited Scarborough again the afternoon.