Anniversary Holiday, Part II

Foggy night - Osmotherley
On our anniversary, we headed down to Yorkshire. I had booked dinner at an unusual restaurant in Osmotherley on the basis of an old review in the Times, so I was a bit concerned about it. However, when we arrived in Yorkshire, it was very foggy and the backroad drive to Osmotherley was like driving to the middle of nowhere. The town appeared out of the mist very welcomingly, and the food was excellent. The picture is of the hotel over the road - it was too dark and misty to get a picture of the Golden Lion itself.
We stayed at a nice B+B in Kirkbymoorside called the Cornmill. It was pleasant enough, but not cheap.

Sue - Helmsley Helmsley Castle Ken - Cleveland Walk to Rievaulx Sue - Medieval Townsite 2 Miles from anywhere Sue - Rye bridge near Rievaulx Rye bridge near Rievaulx Ken - Rye bridge near Rievaulx
We went for a walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx the next morning - it was still quite misty - I like the castle photo.

Rievaulx Abbey Sue and friend at Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Abbey cat Sue - Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Abbey 4
There, we looked around Rievaulx Abbey, at one time, the largest church in England. There was also a very friendly cat there, which made the visit twice as good.

Sue - Scarborough Lighthouse Low tide at Scarborough Sue - Scarborough Castle Walls Scarborough Castle Scarborough Castle 2 Sue - Scarborough North Bay
Then on to Scarborough for the afternoon - we climbed to the castle which made for some nice views. We had dinner up in Whitby, the town that Cook left from to explore Australia.

Sue - York City Wall York City Wall York Minster from City Wall Monk Bar - York City Wall York Minster
Then, on our last day, we went down to York itself. We had a nice chilly walk around the city walls, and then a quick look at the York Minster. We spent a couple of hours in the National Railway Museum, but I didn't take any pictures, as it was all a bit the same - lots of steam engines displayed statically. The only thing that really caught my eye was Evening Star, the last mainline steam engine to be built in UK. It was completed in 1960, and only used for 5 years of its 20 year lifespan before politics brought its demise - it was almost in "as new" condition! Right next to it was a Class 31 diesel built in 1957 - some of which are still in use today - *sigh*.