Category Archives: Yorkshire

Hawes: A cracking idea for a Grand Day Out

As Wallace says in A Grand Day Out, “Gromit, that’s it! Cheese! We’ll go somewhere where there’s cheese!” As loyal Wallace & Gromit fans (especially the kids), we couldn’t pass up a pilgrimage to the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.  Hawes … Continue reading

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Malham and Janet’s Foss

Perhaps one of the most extraordinary days we’ve spent so far in England was in Malham, North Yorkshire.  We hired a local taxi from our home base of Settle to drive us up the hill to Malham Village as the … Continue reading

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The Cumbrian City of Carlisle

The City of Carlisle lies at the end of the famous Settle-Carlisle railway. It’s a border city, with a rich and intense history full of battles and executions, and it has been witness to lots of strife between the English and … Continue reading

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Giggleswick

One drippy morning while we were in Settle, we were looking for something to do that wouldn’t get us too far from our cottage.  We decided to take stroll down to the nearby village of Giggleswick.  (Yes, there is actually … Continue reading

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The Ribblehead Viaduct

On Halloween, we decided to go back up our lovely scenic train-line out of Settle to the second stop to the North:  Ribblehead.  There isn’t much there, but the Ribblehead station is just South of where the line crosses the … Continue reading

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The Historic Settle-Carlisle Railway

One of our first adventures in the Yorkshire Dales was to ride the route from Settle to Carlisle on the Diesel trains run by Northern Rail. We spent a rainy Sunday taking in the breathtaking views from our little train’s … Continue reading

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Mama got Krafty in the Kitchen

I think I have to sheepishly admit that I’m becoming the Suzy-Homemaker-kind-of-mom that I never thought I would or could possibly be.  I guess that’s what I get for quitting my job(s) for a year and throwing myself into a … Continue reading

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Settle, North Yorkshire

The little market town of Settle in North Yorkshire is one of the most charming and beautiful places I’ve ever been.  It is full of sturdy limestone buildings, stunning hillside views, and exceedingly friendly people. It’s nestled in a particularly … Continue reading

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York Minster

York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, was a highlight of our recent visit. We strolled past it on multiple occasions, and finally got a chance to see the interior on our last day in York. (We … Continue reading

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National Railway Museum in York

We spent parts of two separate days at the National Railway Museum — an incredible museum, with something for everyone. And it’s free! On our first day in York, we stumbled across the “road train” that the museum runs to … Continue reading

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