Featured County Durham Coastal Trip Part Ii

Discussion in 'Rideouts, Trackdays, Touring & Spotted' started by steve lovatt, May 20, 2022.

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  1. steve lovatt

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    Ended up in the historic city of Durham itself. Both the Romanesque Cathedral and the Norman castle are situated above the river Wear, which loops around below them.

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    The old bridge is now only open to pedestrians

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    Plenty of cafes and bars

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    The old streets leading down from the cathedral

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    Looking forward to bike night at the Angel in Durham next Wednesday :cool:
     
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  2. Wessa

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    Some fond memories of Durham, thanks for posting Steve. Don't forget pictures from the bike night.
     
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  3. Sandi T

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    Wow! Durham is beautiful and even from just photos has a really great feel, Steve. Ok, how old is that cathedral??

    I hope you have good weather for bike night at the Angel. I also hope you'll do a bit of a report with, of course, photos. :)
     
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    Hi Sandi, yes Durham has a good feel to it and it's quite compact, including the market place. It also has a highly regarded and long established university.
    The cathedral was built between 1093 and 1133 covering Norman, Romanesque, and Gothic Architectural styles :cool:

    Promise I'll post pictures from the bike night
     
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    Did you help draw the plans up Steve ? :p:D:D
     
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    No bike night for me I'm afraid - forgot it was the other half's birthday so meal out instead. :cool:
    Also the bike nights start time has been moved to 20.00 due to a "private function"
     
  7. Sandi T

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    Bummer, Steve. :( I hope that at least it was you that remembered the other half's birthday before she reminded you. :eek:;) 20.00 is 8:00pm, right? That's a rather late start for a bike night so perhaps a meal out instead was better all the way around. But it is hard to beat a good bike night. :)
     
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    No worries Sandi, I had the card and the presents but just didn't connect the dates. :D
    Sadly this bike meet is only once a month not weekly so I'll just have to wait now :confused:
    Yes it was 8.00pm, I just used the 20.00 hours designation the organisers had in their Facebook post.
    I forget that the 24 hour clock isn't generally in use in the States outside of the military. It's very common here - most timetables use it and most digital clocks are set to it. :cool:
     
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