Sunday, 22 May 2016

Abbeys and Castles


Here in Yorkshire there are lots of abbeys and castles which peeps like to visit even though they are mostly in ruins BOL 


Yesterday me and Crybbe went for a visit to Easby Abbey and Richmond Castle which are not far from each other - Judith and a friend came along with us too :-)


                                  Here I am in one of the huge doorways of the abbey


                   It is an enormous building even in ruins - see how small we look in the photo!
                It was founded in 1152 so over 850 years old - English Heritage look after it now.


                  This is the River Swale that runs nearby and these are the Swaledale sheep:


It did start to rain while we were there so we took shelter in a dog friendly cafe and met two more schnauzers outside:


                                  At the castle we had to climb many stairs to reach the top:

                                    Here we are on the parapet - it was very windy up there!


                                    And a few more views of the countryside around the castle: 




                                                          This is me furtling in the wild garlic!


                                                                          Crybbe :-)

                It was a good day out and we may go back again when the weather is better BOL



  1. Hi Magic and family, We'd love to join your walkies one day. Just love the history and beautiful country scenery. What you can visit 850 year old ruin is so amazing. Thank you for sharing!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  2. Those ruins are PRIME furtling spots. Bet there were some fantastic scents wafting through the air, as well as sticking to stuff. Thanks for taking us with you. We wish it could have been in person!