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Whitby Weekend: St Hilda’s Well

I dropped my companions at the next stop, the tiny, hidden hamlet of Part Mulgrave. They were to walk along the clifftops for a couple of miles… a walk I would have loved under normal circumstances… but once again, I … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: Within the Abbey

We did not visit the Church of St Mary, perched on the edge of the cliffs. I have to wonder for how much longer it will stand and was glad to have spent some time there on our previous visit … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 8: Saints and snakestones

We walked further up the cliff towards the 14th century ‘cross’ that rises from its steps in front of the gatehouse. The Abbey, of course, was closed by the time we got there…if, indeed, it had been open at all … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 8: The church on the cliff

The Church of St Mary the Virgin sits high on its cliff above the town. It was founded around 1110AD, during the time of Abbot William de Percy and the exterior reflects the 12th century architecture in golden sandstone. The … Continue reading

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