Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shildon Railway museum

On an overcast Saturday morning we decided to go and visit Shildon. 25mins away and host to the Railway museum. It's quite impressive, you can get in the drivers seats on a few of the trains and get up close to nearly all of them. Oh, and it's all completely free!
One thing we did find out though, the cafe doesn't take cards. So after buying all the hot chocolates and cakes we than couldn't pay for them! Nicky had to nip off to the local garage to get some money out, so be warned to take some cash with you for that.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fairy Castle

While we were at the top of Richmond Castle we noticed a folly in the distance. The Castle guide said it was called the Fairy Castle, so we walked over to see it. It looked like it was actually someone's house when we got close. An amazing place to live in!

Richmond Castle

We've been waiting for a bright sunny morning to go to Richmond Castle. Saturday, although it started with a blizzard, cleared up nicely so we went for it. The castle tower is very high, but as you can see the view is worth the climb up.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


On Saturday morning we carried on our exploring along the Tees Railway Walk. We started where we left off at Romaldkirk and walked to Cotherstone. A lovely little village. A lot of the places around Barney feel like something from the 70's, and it doesn't take a lot of imagination to picture them 100 years + ago.