Tag: Cathedral

  • Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries

    Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries

    We’ve come to Dunblane for the weekend, a picturesque Scottish village in Perthshire, about 110 miles southwest of Aberdeen. The village is beautiful with lots of quirky shops and an attractive river running through the middle called Allan Water. There’s also a cathedral that dates from the 12th century. There’s a fake Banksy outside one […]

  • York Minster with kids

    We finally got around to venturing inside York Minster today with two small children in tow. Yes, it is beautiful and magnificent, but unlike other cathedrals we’ve been in, York Minster has hands-on activities for adults and children. There was this thing inside ¬†(called an orb apparently) that looks a bit like a cancerous growth, […]

  • Durham

    Yesterday we went to Durham – “a perfect little city” – according to Bill Bryson. In his book¬†Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson summarises so well the feel of the place, so I’m going to copy and paste his words here: Why, it’s wonderful – a perfect little city – and I kept thinking: […]