Castles, Abbeys and Captain Cook
Trip Start Nov 01, 1995
51Trip End Dec 21, 2012
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In the car!!!
We then drove toward Pickering and took a turnoff to a village (looking for Heartbeat locations) - down a very steep and winding hill. On our way back up we had to stop for a car )it was a single track of course) and then we couldn't go forward - the road was too steep and slippery. We had to back down the hill and start again.
Pickering Castle was very impressive - the motte and bailey well preserved
Rievaulx Abbey was absolutely amazing. King Henry VIII has a lot to answer for. The abbey even had a sanitation system (of sorts). it was very extensive in its day, supporting 140 monks. The church was HUGE!
Helmsley Castle was interesting, and it was in a really quaint village (so was Pickering).
After that we drove on lots of motorways down to Holyhead, arriving at about 9.30pm, having left Helmsley at 4pm and stopping off for petrol and a burger on the motorway. We then parked in the ferry lineup..... and slept in the car ......