Wednesday, March 25, 2015

M4 Junction 16

If you're using the M4 and want a stop off with a difference try Lydiard Park.  

Its less than 5 mins. from Junction 16 and is well signposted.  There's cafes, free parking. childrens play areas, plenty of space for dogs and much more.

Beats a Service Station anytime.




 

Friday, March 13, 2015

York and Leeds

With the arrival of our granddaughter in January, this was the first trip in the van this year.
York is a good base as the campsite is within easy walking distance of everything.

The National Railway museum is always worth a visit.


 Stevensons Rocket


 A huge Chinese locomotive, made in the UK and then shipped to China.




 Beautiful embossed handles on one of the Royal carriages.



And with the railway station so close we caught the train to Leeds.

 The ceiling in the Corn Exchange.  It was designed so that it allowed in the clear northern light which enabled the merchants to closely inspect the grain and determine its quality.




 Part of the Victorian Arcades.