Hubby and I are continuing with our "get away at the drop of a hat " policy and this weekend treated ourselves to some time away in the Yorkshire Dales.
It took just an hour to get to our destination on Friday after work, and after dumping our bags set out to explore the gorgeous little village near Ripon where we had decided to stay.
I have to say that we chose well, it was very quiet and had a great little pub for something to eat.
On Saturday, we set about ticking a few more places off my list. Richmond North Yorkshire is somewhere I have always fancied visiting, but never got around to. It was beautiful. A gorgeous little market town (like they all are around here) with a mighty river (The Swale) running through it.
And like all the other towns around here, it has the remnants of a great castle sat on the hill.
We enjoyed a wander around the town.
And then enjoyed a drive through Middleham (Twinned with Agincourt!!) Fabulous bridge.
On our way back we stopped in a tiny village to explore this wonderful tower.
... and have a good old nosey into the gardens which backed onto the river.