Yesterday we took a private car tour of the Yorkshire Dales, visiting several of the sites associated with James Herriot, the author of several books with slightly fictionalized accounts of his life as a vet. Some were real locations, such as his actual home and surgery, and others were used in filming the All Creatures Great and Small TV series. The people making the series must have decided that a lot of the real places didn't look photogenic enough.
Margaret's blog to talk about most of the day, since she is the hardcore All Creatures fan in the family; I'll just make a few observations of my own.
The church where Alf and his wife were married was locked, and we couldn't wait around until it would open later in the day, but I did find something curious in the main entryway. Our wonderful guide, Alan, asked us to guess what caused this:
Alan picked up on our interest in history and took us to the ruins of Richard III's Middleham Castle in Wensleydale:
and Bolton Castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned (with 18 servants; I guess it was more house arrest than prison).
We ate lunch at the inn where the Whites had their honeymoon: