Chris and I treated ourselves to a couple of days off work, and decided on a little jaunt to the lovely city of York (off to a good start immediately with the amazing bargain Travel Lodge room for £29!!!
We started at the National Railway Museum (guess whose idea that was, then?!!? )
Giant American monstrosity!!!
Inside one of the Royal carriages.......
I couldn't keep Chris off the trains..........
We then went off to the gorgeous Minster
and hauled ourselves up 275 steps in the narrowest staircase I have ever seen!!
to enjoy this view across the city
We also visited the Jorvik Viking centre - probably the smelliest place in the world, but some very clever effects (although one handy hint is NEVER go at the same time as a party of small school children are rampaging through the exhibition.)
Finally, we had a wander round the city, and admired the rather swollen River Ouse - you have to pity the folks living down by the river!!!!!
Cracking few days, definitely going again as soon as possible!! (all tickets for the attractions we visited are valid for 12 months!!!)