Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Conisbrough Castle and York

I am shmooshing (I made that word up) two trips together since one was small and one lacked pictures. We went to Conisbrough Castle on the way to York, and it was wonderful. York is, of course, my favourite place in the entire world. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Conisbrough Castle


One of my things on my list was to see a castle. I mean, how could you not? I love castles so much. If anyone remembers my Instagram from when I was away, you’ll remember that I kept joking about building my own. I love it.


Conisbrough Castle is not a fully constructed castle anymore. It is in ruins, but it is just as beautiful. It’s on a hill, so the views from the single tower are stunning. The whole experience of the castle is done so well. They had videos that explained the different rooms in the tower. The interpretation boards had cartoons that are great for kids (and people who don’t really have an interest in the history of the castle).


There are also so many nooks and crannies to explore. It was so much fun to wander around. I guess that’s the benefit of having a castle in ruins. This was an amazing half-day excursion. I’m definitely considering getting the Heritage pass when I’m living here in the future just so I can get into as many castles as I want!

York


I honestly don’t have much to tell you about York. Matt works there now, so we did more of a “Matt’s life in York” tour. I love walking around. It’s just so stunning.


The one thing we did differently was visit the Jorvik Viking centre. Now that was a fantastic experience. It’s like a mini roller coaster that brings you around to different scenes that shows Viking life. The most interesting part was the smell. Jorvik prides itself on recreating the smells of Viking times. It’s weird and kind of gross. However, it adds to the experience. It’s certainly a creative look at York’s history.


Other than that, we did go to some historical experience in one of the gates, but it’s not even worth mentioning. It was NOT worth the price, and it was not that informative at all.
It was a casual and easy trip, but just as wonderful as it was the first time I went.


There’s one more travel post done. Three down, one to go! I’ve done this out of order, but I’ve saved the best for last. I cannot wait until you read Saturday’s post!

-Daniella