Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Second Day Spent in Yorkshire

Today we spent a few hours at Castle Howard, an amazing stately home built over three hundred years ago in Yorkshire.

The house was the set location for two television adaptations of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Brideshead Revisited".

Wow, what an amazing place.  Here are some views of the outside.

Then we toured the inside.  The house is filled with exquisite art works, sculpture, furniture, tapestries and ornaments.

These were some of my favourite rooms: the turquoise drawing room and the music room.

Loved all the old books

I could see new quilt patterns everywhere I looked:

The Chapel was exquisite and I could have spent all day just there.

We drove on to Whitby, the coastal town where Captain James Cook spent his time in apprenticeship. All four ships captained by Cook were built in the shipyards at Whitby, including the Endeavour.  We saw a 40% replica ship entering the harbour.

The homes nestled around the harbour are delightful, as was the ruined abbey on the cliffs above the town.

Loved it all.

Driving through James Herriot country tomorrow, the Yorkshire dales.

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