Monday, February 28, 2011

Wensleydale

St. Gregory's church in Bedale








Bedale

Wensleydale Creamery museum.
Cheese presses
Circa 1920's kitchen
Dairy equipment




Milking machines
Cream separators
Wensleydale cheese factory

Cheese!

Richard & me with the Wallace & Gromit sign

Church in Hawes, the little town where the cheese factory was


The Pennine Way hiking trail

I've seen a couple of these Herriot's pubs around Yorkshire (Skipton & this one in Hawes)--I'm wondering if James Herriot took his pen name from them, or if they're playing off of his popularity, or if there's no connection at all...
The creepiest looking "Gentlemen's toilet" I've ever seen!
River in Hawes



Market cross in Leyburn

On Sunday we went out to the Wensleydale cheese factory in Hawes. It was a gorgeous drive up there--windy little roads with stone walls & sheep farms :) Hawes was really nice, too. The creamery had free samples of cheese and a really nice gift shop & cafe. The museum was small, but interesting, and it only cost 2.50 (and I definitely ate at least 2 quid worth of cheese!)

2 comments:

Kelly and Jason said...

I LOVE these pictures! So cute and whimsical. However, I can't tell you how creeped out I am by that "Gent's Toilet". Yikes! I don't even really understand where it is in that block of wall. Very strange.

Debbie said...

Sounds like y'all are having a great time. Very jealous of your trip to Venice. Only 2 weeks till my state board examinations. Travel On while I study!