St. John's day trip to Yorkshire, summer 2011 (Part 3)

Our final destination was Skipton.

Over two and a half hours in Skipton sounded as if it might be a rather a long time but it wasn’t – there was so much to see and do!

There were many streets, alleyways, nooks and crannies to explore.

You could walk along the canal …

..... or through the woods.

There was the Town Hall and Museum to visit – this local hippo was a bit of a surprise!

You could go to the castle ....

..... or visit Holy Trinity Church with its lovely gardens.

However, the most popular pastimes were shopping – either in the shops or the market.

The most popular shop of all was J. Stanforth, The Celebrated Pork Pie Establishment!


Finally there were the pubs, cafés and Tea Shops for that, ever available, Yorkshire Tea and anything else that anyone fancied!

It had been an excellent, but tiring, day. Fortunately, in Skipton the weather was dry and the benches were plentiful.

At 4.30 p.m. it was time to board the coach for home! Everyone was tired but happy, and many a ZZZZ was pushed up en route!

Thank you very much Clive for organising such an interesting day!