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People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Julia (Russia), Mum and Dad (England)
Wednesday began with a trip back to Ripley, to see the village in the sunlight, with all the shops open. We passed a boar stone statue on our way to the small, yet interesting, All Saints Church. The interior boasted some vivid stained glass windows, and a tomb with a statue of what looked like a knight and his maiden laying side by side. The small, well maintained grave yard, also provided a peaceful place to stroll around for a short while.
As we didn't have much time, we decided not to visit Ripley Castle, but instead walked off down a country path, where we could get better vistas of the Castle, which in all fairness is more like a country estate.
For the short journey to Studley Royal, we stocked up at the bakery on sausage rolls, pork pies, cornish pasties and other such delicacies, which were all new to Julia, but delightfully familiar to myself. The journey itself was incredibly picturesque and we made a brief stop at a small church, which was located amongst vibrant yellow flowers, at the top of a small hill. From here we had fabulous views over the surrounding countryside and caught our first glimpse of the Studley Royal estate in the distance.