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Old 10-17-07, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hello from Stonehaven

My B&B has internet!!!!

So far been to :-

National Rail Museum
York Model Ralway
Yorkvik Viking Center (as in from 975AD)
Castle Howard
Fairfax House (georgian Townhouse)
York Minster
Alnwick Castle (of harry potter)
Roslyn Chapel (as per davinci code)
Glamis Castle (home of the late Queen Mother)

Bloody Tourist or what!!!

Not bad since I only got here on Saturday

Also had real fish n chips and had a deep fried mars bar from the chippie that started it!!!
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Sweet sounds like a blast! Enjoy the trip!
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flyingscotsman.....I was there about 3 years ago. If you are in that area, you HAVE to go up and see Whitby Abbey. It's absolutely amazing.....you can feel more ancient presence there than about anyplace I've ever been. It's the inspiration behind Dracula by Bram Stoker don't ya know.

Please don't be in that area and miss Whitby Abbey.

Jorvik and York Minster were pretty cool. I stayed with a friend and his family when I was there. He lives in Leeds.
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My B&B has internet!!!!

So far been to :-

National Rail Museum
York Model Ralway
Yorkvik Viking Center (as in from 975AD)
Castle Howard
Fairfax House (georgian Townhouse)
York Minster
Alnwick Castle (of harry potter)
Roslyn Chapel (as per davinci code)
Glamis Castle (home of the late Queen Mother)

Bloody Tourist or what!!!

Not bad since I only got here on Saturday

Also had real fish n chips and had a deep fried mars bar from the chippie that started it!!!


Kewl!

Loved the fish n chips when I was there!
Dunno if I could do a mars bar
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Old 10-17-07, 02:42 PM   #5
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Here's a small pic to give a taste.


Google it up....you won't want to miss it.
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awesome! gogo fish n' chips!
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I spent 3 nights in York
1 in Edinburgh (stayed in a castle last night)
Tonight stonehaven (I was last here in 1978)
Next 3 nights home in Inverness
Then Bakewell (going to Chatswork house)
Then Warwick (for Warwick castle)
2 Nights in Bath
2 Night in London
fly back 28th and back to work on the 29th
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The fish n chips where awesome, so was the 2 beers they where washed down with
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Warwick was pretty cool. I'd drop Bath to one night and go to Salsbury the other night and go to Stonehenge that day. Bath was ok, but not worth 2 days, IMO.

Also...enough stuff in London to last more than 2 days, but it depends on if you want to avoid the touristy stuff or not (I didn't...I did all the touristy stuff too).
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Only planning on being in Bath for one night the first night is just a place to sleep, may jump into wales (last time i was there I was drunk in Cardiff for the welsh cup rugby final Approx 1988)
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My B&B has internet!!!!

So far been to :-

National Rail Museum
York Model Ralway
Yorkvik Viking Center (as in from 975AD)
Castle Howard
Fairfax House (georgian Townhouse)
York Minster
Alnwick Castle (of harry potter)

Roslyn Chapel (as per davinci code)
Glamis Castle (home of the late Queen Mother)

Bloody Tourist or what!!!

Not bad since I only got here on Saturday

Also had real fish n chips and had a deep fried mars bar from the chippie that started it!!!
it's sad that roslyn will always be know for something as pathetic as the da vinci code. at least dolly the sheep counted for something.

to me, it was a village to go through through on one of my sunday rides.
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Old 10-17-07, 03:49 PM   #13
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The chapel used to get 6000 visitors a year last year it 176,000 all because off a book.

Even Alnwick castle been around for centuries get's extra people now as part of HP was filmed there.
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have fun!
Sounds like a great trip. You taking some pics?
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Even Alnwick castle been around for centuries get's extra people now as part of HP was filmed there.
When I was at Oxford, they showed us a common/lunch hall room that was the HP lunch hall. The HP is a replica of the one at Oxford, only like 3X the size or something.
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Sounds like a great trip. You taking some pics?
Wife & I have two digital cameras so I think we are running around 800 pics so far, I figure we will be well over the 2000 before we get back.
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When I was at Oxford, they showed us a common/lunch hall room that was the HP lunch hall. The HP is a replica of the one at Oxford, only like 3X the size or something.
Alnwick was used for the outside, Gloucester catherdral was used for some corridors, Oxford the hall etc etc
I think if memory sevres not counting mock ups they have used 5 differnet real buildings for parts of hogwarts
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Well I am back from my tour of castles etc pity I have to go to work tomorrow
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Sounds like a groovy trip! Looking forward to seeing pictures when you get home.
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Last count I think we took around 2800 pictures....................
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Glad your having fun Scotty. By the way, I'm gonna be an uncle.
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I'm sure you'll pick the most interesting coupla hundred to share here, right?
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2800 pictures, 10 pics per post is 280 posts, minimum of 30 seconds between each post...Looks like it'll take you a bit over two hours to post all those pics! Better get started!

See that, CM? More wonderful math!
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Congrats.

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