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Reflection of Viaduct Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Reflection of Victorian Viaduct in River Nidd

A Riverside Walk in Knaresborough

Ever since I first heard Knaresborough roll off the tongue I’ve liked the sound of the place.  The Yorkshire market town entered my life as the one time home of my husband’s grandparents and that, in part, was the spur for a visit to this part of Yorkshire visiting half forgotten places from his childhood, completely new to me. I’d done a little research. For a smallish place Knaresborough has a surprising number of claims to fame, the most arresting being as the birth place the famous Tudor prophetess Mother…

Best Western Dower House Hotel

If the dowager had risen from her sunny sitting room at the front of this ivy clad, red brick house today and taken a wander back through its hallways and corridors she would have been surprised to find herself emerging in a 21st century spa.  The Best Western Dower House Hotel has seen many an extension since Sir Thomas Slingsby had it built in the 15th century – it was know as Bond End then -and is undoubtedly more modern than old in its fabric these days, with many of…