York & Gloucester

In York, we found a campsite in the middle of the city next to a park and in that park there was a dog who looked like Aslan. There was also a beautiful pond.

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We took a free walking tour of the city from a man named Alan, which is Aslan minus a letter, but his mane was just as glorious. Alan also writes historical thrillers and just got back from hosting stand up comedy in Edinburgh. Some of the sights on the tour included:

Alan in front of a Roman wall…

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… York Minster…

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…an alley called the Shambles…

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… Clifford’s Tower…

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… historic streets.

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We found a National Trust site called the Treasurer’s House, and took a grand tour.

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We also met some owls on display for an organization that helps birds of prey. Here’s looking at you, owl.

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On to Gloucester, which, when pronounced correctly, sounds like lobster if you move the b to the beginning and change it to a g. The cathedral here was used for various interiors of Hogwarts in HP 1, 2, and 6.

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Behold the corridor prowled by the troll!

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Quick, hide here in the lavatorium!

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Marvel at the marvelous ceilings!

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Beware Ryan, who appears!

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Knock upon the entrance to the Gryffindor Common Room!

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Gasp as Ryan reenacts the Discovery of Petrified Mrs. Norris by Anguished Filch at the very place the haunting words were written upon the wall!

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Moan as Myrtle floods the toilets!

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Read on next time for more tales of adventure and excitement!

-k&r

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2 thoughts on “York & Gloucester

  1. Jim wants to see a muggle 🙂 The ceilings were right up there in the sites of Gloucester! Chunnel, here you come!! Take lots of pictures “under the sea” (oh, wrong movie!!)

  2. Fantastic photos you have shared of your journey in search of Harry Potter. I think I will have to get over my fear of deep water to fly over there and see what you two are enjoying. Don’t say a word to my husband of my capitulation to fly over there.

    Leslie

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