Europe 2019, Travel

Europe 2019 – Scotland to England – Day Three

After a morning walk through a large poop strewn sheep pasture, with Nico practicing his herding skills though on leash, we set off again on far too narrow country roads with little to no shoulder and often dense hedges walling each side of the road. This feature is extra fun when a large truck comes speeding down on you. Just after exiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park we stopped in for a few tastes and a couple of t-shirts at one of the UKs largest craft breweries; Black Sheep Brewery. The beers were mostly typical English style bitters and milds with a couple of modern pale ales added recently to attempt to keep in fashion. After a short drive south we came upon Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, an extremely vast ruined monastery complex founded in 1132 and eventually destroyed, as many of others by the insane King, Henry the VIII who stole the land and all the belongings. The huge grounds are now maintained by the National Trust, and are dog friendly. Part of the property contains Fountains Hall a huge Country House built in 1604 using much of the material from the ruined abbey nearby.

On the road again – finally roads wide enough for two lanes we ended the day and this part of the trip in Grainthorpe.

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