Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lover of the light

As part of Operation cheer up Kaz, my Mum and Dad nipped across the pennines for a little family day trip a few weeks back. We decided to take a trip to Knaresborough, a little town in North Yorkshire which I'd been dying to visit properly after being mesmerised by the view from the top of the bridge in my first picture when I was on the way to a meeting at a school in the area. 

The lovely autumnal colours made Knaresborough even more beautiful than it is already, it really was spectacular. I love gazing at the cute cottages in places like this, definitely as far removed from Leeds as you could get really. My only criticism of the place was the lack of tea shops with yummy homemade cake, as lets face it, a trip to a quaint little town isn't complete without a big slab of chocolate cake. Or maybe that's just me. 

One of the most entertaining parts of the trip was our touristy jaunt to Mother Shipton's cave. Apparently hundreds of years ago, a young girl gave birth in a cave near the river after being cast out of the town for not revealing who the father of the baby was. This baby then grew up to be a prophet who became famed for her predictions and people would flock to Knaresborough to have their future's told. There wasn't too much to see in the cave, it was dark and damp and very much like any other cave in the world but my Dad and I were in fits of laughter at the voice of Mother Shipton on the audio tour, who incidentally sounded exactly like a cheap version of Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter. Next to her cave, there was a well which turned any object left under the dripping water into stone. Apparently the owners of the attraction like to demonstrate this by petrifying hundreds of teddy bears, I'm not exactly sure what the teddies ever did to deserve being turned to stone like that! I'm not sure what I'd petrify if I was given the choice, but I'm fairly sure a stuffed bear wouldn't be the first thing to spring to mind...

Anyway, enough rambling, have a look for yourself :)














29 comments:

  1. Such lovely colours, it looks beautiful!

    Tara
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    1. I was so lucky visiting when all the autumn colours were out in full force!

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  2. Stunning little pics, i love xxx Hope you are feeling better xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks m'dear <3 I'm getting there, slowly but surely :) xxx

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  3. You take such lovely photos! Love those little rowing boats

    xx

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    1. Thanks Eloise :) I know, I wanted one with my name on! x

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  4. Stunning photos! Looks so lovely. Hope you had an outstanding time. x

    <3 Melissa
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    1. Thank you! I did, it was a lovely little day trip :) x

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  5. Beautiful photos! I haven't been to Mother Shiptons cave in such a long time! The place used to look so scary! xx


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    1. There were some little kids in the cave who did look genuinely scared of it all, oh to be young again haha!
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  6. These photos are so wonderful! But those poor teddies!!!

    Sarah x
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    1. Thanks :). I know right?! The poor little teds. x

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  7. Beautiful photo's! I wanna go there sooooo beautiful over there.

    xx Fesi-Noir

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  8. What lovely photos, that sounds like such a fun day out (apart from the lack of cake!) - I agree I feel sorry for the teddies though! They should turn something horrible to stone like wasps or mushrooms (last one a matter of opinion of course!) xo

    Rosie // A Rosie Outlook

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    1. The lack of cake was almost a deal breaker, its a good job the rest of the town was so pretty to make up for it!
      Haha wasps should definitely be turned to stone... as for the mushrooms, leave a few un-petrified for me to cook for my tea please ;)
      xx

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  9. I've never even considered going to Knaresborough, or knew anything about it really, but it actually looks lovely. The autumn trees are beautiful! It's now on my mental list of nice local(ish) places to visit. Shame you couldn't find any cake though!

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    1. Its such a hidden gem, I'd never realised how lovely it was before. Definitely worth a visit I'd say (maybe take your own cake along if all else fails!) x

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  10. Amazing photos! I LOVE your blog!

    I am a new follower now, dear.
    And I will be SOO happy, if you follow me:-)

    xxx

    Tatiana

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  11. ohh my god, the photographs are just amazing and so unreal, your blog is just lovely by the ways, keep up the good work :)

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  12. Yey, you are relatively near me now, hahaha.
    It is so weird but I really recognized that cave and the story behind it so I showed my parents your pictures and turns out I went there when I was younger! Just found that quite odd, I also find it odd that I can't remember a good half of my childhood. I'm hoping my parents were spies and never told me or maybe it was because I use to fall down a lot :L meeh rambling agaain.
    I really like the pictures! is what I came to originally came to say :') ♥

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    1. Oh hey my almost neighbour! Yorkshire's definitely where all the cool kids live. Hahaha brilliant, oh don't worry- my parents took me to so many places when I was younger but I swear I only remember the really boring things... I think they're actually lying and I spent half my childhood under a rock somewhere.
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  13. Ah gorgeous photos! I love your titles too! You have amazing music taste by the sound of it :-) Thank you for my comment! x

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    1. Aww thank you :) Glad you approve, you obviously have excellent music taste yourself in that case ;) x

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  14. Awww I love North Yorkshire! I spent many weeks there when I was younger on family holidays, happy memories :) The colours in these photographs are just stunning, I wish Autumn lasted a little longer! <3

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    1. I need to explore more of North Yorkshire, being from the other side of the pennines originally there's still so much over this side that I haven't seen before. I know what you mean, autumn is definitely the most beautiful season colour wise :) x

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  15. I love Knaresborough, so cute!

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    x

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