The Sanctuary Knocker at Durham Cathedral is located at the North Door to Durham Cathedral. The centuries old knocker takes its name from the fact that in the Middle Ages, people who had committed a great offence could touch the knocker and would be granted sanctuary for 37 days.
On our way home after our visit to Durham on a Sunday morning, we stumbled upon this quaint seaside town called Saltburn-by-the-Sea. We didn’t exactly visit the town but just the Saltburn Beach. However, we quickly realised just how much the place has to offer had any of the restaurants and attractions been open.
When in Saltburn, take a stroll along the seaside walkway and visit the ‘beach huts of many colours’. We were there on a quiet Sunday morning, so had the place practically to ourselves.
The World of James Herriot is a charming and nostalgic attraction located in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England. It is dedicated to the life and works of the ‘real’ James Herriot, the pen name of the renowned British veterinarian and author, James Alfred Wight, better known as Alfie Wight.
They say if you have seen one high street, you have seen them all, a carbon copy with the same old high street chains, cafes and shops. It gets tired sometimes. On my chanced visit to Thirsk, a market place near York, I was able to discover ‘off the high street’ shops and businesses on […]
Of all the wondrous sights to visit in London, The British Library is hardly top of anyone’s list unless you’re a true bibliophile. With that disclaimer out of the way, I must admit that the British Library is possibly one of the most impressive libraries anyone could visit ever. Not just because of its heft […]
Thirsk in North Yorkshire is a market town serving the Vale of Mowbray for nine centuries. Industries that thrived then included linen weaving, leather goods, malting and brewing, rope making, leather goods and basket making. Our quick stop at Thirsk on a Sunday morning, allowed us time to get to know the market town, shops, […]
So we turned up at Minack Theatre in Porthcurno on a bad weather day but enjoyed the experience just the same as we were in the middle of a Rehearsal of “The Last 5 Years”. We also enjoyed the beautiful subtropical garden that forms par of the landscape here.
I know, it’s not quite the main attraction when you visit an open air theatre carved into the side of a steep cliff but we couldn’t resist. The collection of subtropical plans dotted next to the paths and steps was so intriguing and beautiful we had to take photos of them to share here.
Right after the Telegraph museum in Porthcurno is a bay with a beautiful beach, the Porthcurno Beach. In fact, we parked our car near the Telegraph museum only to discover that there is another, bigger car park nearer the path to the beach. Other beaches in the bay are Pedn Vounder and Percella Lizzie but […]