Tara Tuesdays - Part 6

Posted on 22 May 2012

I saw Tara last night, she's back from her grand tour and I have no idea how she fitted all her new purchases in her car, thank goodness for the Land Rover!  Here she is.

Grand Tour

I have recently returned from a fantastic 3 week tour of the UK with my hubby in the Landy. We had an awesome time and went to Stamford, Lincolnshire, Goathland in Yorkshire, Dethick & Rowsley in Derbyshire, Wollerton in Shropshire, Dolgellau in Wales, Winscombe, Falmouth and Padstow in Cornwall and finally Teffont Evias, in Wiltshire. We covered 2,050 miles and I endured all sorts of driving conditions from thick fog to heavy rain, as well as mega gradient and double roundabouts central! Hubby was a top navigator and had planned all the routes out for us beforehand which was a big help!

As we didn’t want to drive from home to Yorkshire in one go we stopped off at Stamford first and stayed at a lovely pub called the Exeter Arms where we enjoyed a relaxing evening and delicious meal followed by our first of many full cooked breakfasts before heading to Yorkshire the following day. Here are some pictures: I really liked the bunting and fabric fish and thought the knitted cushion in our room was also very nice!

We then set off to Goathland in Yorkshire which is where Heartbeat was filmed and the train station was used for the first Harry Potter film (did you know that Em?!) We stayed at the Mallyan Spout which was lovely.  I was completely blown away by it here, I’ve never seen countryside so beautiful, and the colours are just amazing! We did a brilliant train trip to Whitby where I ate the BEST fish & chips ever, OMG! Food face! Hubby was beside himself on the train; it was pretty impressive I have to admit!

The beach at Whitby is also very beautiful and we had a stroll across it and headed up to the Abbey and all 199 steps to get to it, it was well worth the effort!  We had lots of drives and also headed to Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes which was a tiny pretty fishing village where I found an Arts and Crafts Fair and purchased some lovely yarn and a gorgeous knitted clutch gnome, I’ve not named him yet though!  Next up was Ramsbottom, Lancashire, details to follow next week!

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