A trip to Bolton Abbey and the arrival of Andre
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People i met here, who contributed to and improved my trip: Julia (Russia), Mum and Dad (England)
We were all pretty exhausted after the last few days of sightseeing, so today we decided to stay closer to home. It also seemed like a great opportunity to catch up with my Aunty Margaret and Uncle Ken, who also live in Harrogate. Therefore, they took us out for lunch, which was a really nice way to start the day.
After lunch, we went to Bolton Abbey, which is only a 20 minute drive away. That's the beauty of England, everything is on your doorstep! We had briefly visited on the night when we arrived back to England, but we wanted to see it in the day time and have a proper look around.
The priory and church at Bolton Abbey were built in the 12th Century, but like most religious buildings, fell into disrepair in 1539, with the dissolution of the monastries, ordered by Henry VIII.
After we looked around the ruins we walked down to the River Wharfe, where families were picnicking, fishing and walking their dogs. We crossed the stepping stones and my Dad suggested that we sample the ice cream on offer, which seemed like a good idea! We opted to call it a day, as Andre was flying in from Germany to visit me, later in the day.