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Old 21-06-2018, 04:07 PM   #11
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UK wise it would be the Hope Valley or somewhere off the A9 on the Highland main line.

Overseas I love visiting Lindau in Bavaria or the Rhatische Bahn in Switzerland. Oh and the most dramatic photographs I've taken were in Schindellegi -Feusisberg up in the hills above Lake Zurich.

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Old 21-06-2018, 04:10 PM   #12
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At the moment I am an Aussie tourist in the UK. We made a special stop in Haworth last week after we missed the Bronte museum, during our first visit in 2001. (Love Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre). I was amazed at the contrast between the museum (parsonage) and the cobbled laneway. The Museum was done beautifully and was well worth the visit, then you come into the street- and I am sorry for the criticism but the contrast between the museum and the "British tack" of the shops in the street was a strange experience.
Same happens in Aus with a plethora of stuffed Koalas and Digeridoos.
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I am afraid where ever you go in this world that is a tourist hotspot there will be someone selling that country's "tat", I am glad you Aussies are keeping up that fine tradition. Unfortunately, those shops on Haworths Main Street owe their existence to the tourist trade. In winter that street is often like ghost town and I know when I have visited in the winter months many of the shops are shut and I suspect only open for the season. As for who buys all this stuff, well my late departed MiL for one. She loved buying crockery but it was always a hand full of plates or cups, she never seemed to have a full dining set and it seemed everyone eat of a different style of plate at meal times.

The point is you enjoyed the Parsonage museum and I hope you enjoyed the KWVR and appropriately spent your money at the model shop

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Old 21-06-2018, 07:17 PM   #13
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Sorry guys, Howarth is one of my favourite places. The railway, the high street with the particularly nice shops at the top, boiled sweets and a really nice apothecary, lovely pub and of course the Parsonage. Admittedly the tourist shops drag things down a bit but they all have to make a living and if the stuff sells then good luck to them. Go down to the bottom and have a browse around the antique shops, you can spend a day in there. If it keeps the locals in a home and the village remains alive its fine by me. What you seem to have missed though is a couple of minutes outside the village is a beautiful spot over looking the entire valley. You can park up and sit on a bench, eat a sandwich or an ice cream if the van is there and simply drink in the real beauty of the best of Yorkshire scenery.

If you are concentrating too much on the tourist shops you are missing out.
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Old 21-06-2018, 07:18 PM   #14
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I also love the North York Moors Railway.
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Old 21-06-2018, 08:07 PM   #15
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This is the view I mentioned earlier. It stretches a full 180 degrees down the valley.
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Old 21-06-2018, 08:16 PM   #16
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We are big fans of the North York Moor Railway we dont live all that far away from it either. Very dissopointed about the cancillation of the WW11 weekend this year.
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Old 21-06-2018, 08:17 PM   #17
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Doesnít that take you up to Top Withens (Wuthering Heights)?
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If you take a different road out of Haworth over the tops you will end up on The Withens, which is generally regarded as the inspiration for Wuthering Heights. Go up there on a cold dark night and you can see why.

There used to be a stunning pub on the top called The Withens, stone flag floor etc, but it is now residential.
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Walked up there once from the opposite side.
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Old 21-06-2018, 09:38 PM   #20
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We are big fans of the North York Moor Railway we dont live all that far away from it either. Very dissopointed about the cancillation of the WW11 weekend this year.
I donít believe the whole event is cancelled - but they have decided not to have any Wehrmacht or SS reenactors this year. So Levisham Rd wonít be converted into the occupied French village of Le Visham.
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