Thursday, April 08, 2010

The scenic way home – 5 April 2010

Typical Yorkshire scenery
We set off for London on a zig-zag course taking in small villages either side of the motorway south. These byways seemed predominantly daffodil lined, and it was a really stunning drive, from Richmond to Pontefract, taking in many small villages of interest.
Ripon Cathedral
The most scenic town of the route was Ripon. It has a lovely town centre, with a showcase of a cathedral. The cathedral is well worth a visit anytime, but today it was especially lovely with special Easter floral arrangements throughout. The misericorde are all elaborately carved, and each one different.
Ledsham churchGascoigne Almshouses
Other highlights were the daffodil lined approach to Snape Castle, the Gascoigne Almshouses in Aberford – built in the style of a university college and the Anglo-Saxon church within the 'newer' medieval church at Ledsham.

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