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People i met here, who contributed to and improved my trip: Julia (Russia), Mum and Dad (England)
Wednesday began in the small market town of Helmsley, which is located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Unfortunately, we struggled to find a parking space in the centre, so my mum and dad remained near the car, whilst Julia and I had a quick wander around.
The largest building in the town is the old, crumbling castle, which we saw from a little distance away, as there really isn't much left of it. More interesting were the pretty stone buildings and small stores, located on the market square, which were selling speciality produce such as wine, cheese and sausage. There were also a couple of bridges spanning small waterways that ran through the town. These streams were the cause of heavy flooding back in 2005, proving that things of beauty can also be a cause of devastation - sounds a bit like women then, doesn't it!?!? It was a shame not to have a tiny bit longer to look around, but we were only really stopping, as it was on the way to the seaside town of Whitby.