Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Our second day in England brought us to the neighboring village of Knaresborough, where we toured out first Castle Ruins and Mother Shipton's Cave.

 The veiws from the Castle Grounds were spectacular! Here we can see a good portion of Knaresborough....

 I especially liked Mother Shipton's Cave. You can read more about it here: Mother Shipton
 The petrifying well was very interesting. The water from this well basically turns anything into stone within a few months. 
 Here you can see various objects in different states of petrification.

 In the museum are more items that have been petrified with the well...

The story is, that she was born here in this cave and that her and her mother lived here alone for about 2 years...
You can make a wish in the well by placing your hand in the water and letting it dry naturally...

After touring Mother Shipton's Cave we had lunch at The World's End. Again,there is an interesting story connected to this pub. 

The World's End stands at the end of the bridge pictured below. The story is: that one of Mother Shipton's predictions was that the 'end of the world' would come once the bridge as collapsed three times. It's already collapsed the owners named their restaurant The World's End.
 We ate outside on the back balcony where we had this wonderful view of the bridge. The food was really good. I had the BBQ Chicken with bacon and cheese and a side of 'chips'(fries), with a lemon ade(which is really just Sprite or something like it)
 Another interesting site in many of the  villages we visited were these, mostly yellow, bicycles all over the place. The Tour de France passed thru this section of the UK and these were everywhere. 

 This was our favorite!! LOL

 (Oh shit, turn left)

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