Entrance From Palace Green

A walk around Durham Cathedral

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Durham Cathedral sits high on the peninsula above the city and dominates the skyline, regardless of which direction you approach. However, my advice, is to arrive in Durham by train. The reason for this is the railway station also sits high on a hill, there are many hills in the city, and provides a spectacular […]

Anne Bronte's Grave

Anne Bronte – laid to rest

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Anne Bronte was youngest of the renowned Bronte writing dynasty of West Yorkshire. She was born in the village of Thornton, near Bradford, on the 17th January 1820, daughter of Patrick Bronte, a Church of England clergyman and Maria Branwell. Whilst it is sometimes said that Anne’s sisters, Emily & Charlotte, achieved a much greater […]

rievaulx abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

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Rievaulx Abbey today is a shadow of it’s former glory as a Cistercian Abbey near Helmsley in North Yorkshire, though it remains an impressive view from the road approaching the site. It was originally intended to be a mission centre for the conversion of Northern England back in the year 1132AD and was founded by […]