Family holiday in England, August 2015, where we toured several interesting places.
2015 08 13 Tropical Wings
2015 08 13 Tropical Wings
Family visit to the Tropical Wings Butterfly house and zoo
2015 08 15 Fishing
2015 08 15 Fishing
A spot of fishing for the cousins in a pond near where my brother lives.
2015 08 17 Woolsthorpe Manor
2015 08 17 Woolsthorpe Manor
On the way to York we stopped off at Woolsthorpe Manor, just south of Grantham. This is the birthplace of Isaac Newton!
2015 08 18 National Rail Museum
2015 08 18 National Rail Museum
A visit to the UK's National Rail Museum in York.
2015 08 19 The Dig
2015 08 19 The Dig
The Dig is a Jorvik attraction to introduce archaeology to children.
2015 08 19 York Minster
2015 08 19 York Minster
The cathedral at York Minster is not done justice by these pictures! It has fine stained glass and is simply enormous. We climbed the several hundred narrow steps to the roof which offers some great views of York and its situation.
2015 08 20 Peak District
2015 08 20 Peak District
As we entered the Peak District, having just left York and heading to Castleton, we were on a set of winding narrow roads up and down several hills when abruptly, as we crested one more slope, the tree coverage dropped and presented us this broad vista of light purple flowers.
2015 08 20 Peveril Castle
2015 08 20 Peveril Castle
Peveril Castle sits on the hill above Castleton.
2015 08 22 Blue John Caves
2015 08 22 Blue John Caves
The Blue John caves, the only place in the world where this form of fluorspar exists. It's mined only for its ornamental value.
2015 08 22 Castleton
2015 08 22 Castleton
Castleton is in the middle of the Peak District and offers some attractive walking.
2015 08 24 MAD Museum
2015 08 24 MAD Museum
The Mechanical Art Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon has a myriad of strange machines.
2015 08 24 Shakespeares House
2015 08 24 Shakespeares House
Due to a snafu with the camera many pictures of the interior of the house were lost, but we visited the house Shakespeare was born in and grew up in.
2015 08 25 Bletchley Park
2015 08 25 Bletchley Park
WWII code breaking history? Yes. Fun code breaking activities for children? Definitely. Needs a day or more to see everything? Yep, that too.
2015 08 25 National Computer History Museum
2015 08 25 National Computer History Museum
We seriously underestimated the amount of time we would want to spend here! With everything from the old ESDAC and Colossus machines, to the 80's micro revolution (they have an impressive collection of Acorn hardware!) and the more recent Raspberry Pi they also have just about everything in-between.