Busy first day in England

We landed 40 minutes early. Fortunately, our car transfer driver was able to meet us early. We were ready to leave Heathrow 20 minutes after landing. With a bathroom break and walking, we left at 12:10.

By 1:10 we were at Kings Cross, where we left our bags and then walked to the British Library. After a quick lunch at the Library, we went to the Magna Carta exhibition.

The Magna Carta exhibition was interesting as was the permanent exhibition that had some historic documents, old letters, and rare books.

As we waited for our train platform to be announced, Scott thought he should be like Harry Potter and try to go through platform 9 3/4.

We left on time for York at 4:00 pm and arrived a 5:52 as scheduled. With my heavy bag and Scott’s low energy, we decided to take a taxi rather than walk the .7 mile to our B&B. Unfortunately our cab driver dropped us at Dean Court instead of Grays Court, but the people at the desk were able to direct us to the proper place, which was just on the other side of the Minster as Yorkminster Cathedral is referred to here.

View of the Minster from our bedroom window.

Our B&B is housed in the oldest continuously lived in building in England. The original parts are medieval. The house was once owned by Thomas Seymour, brother of Queen Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife.

Wooden wall from the 11th century.

Dinner was at the Star Inn the City.

Yorkshire pudding in Yorkshire.

Tomato salad wih goat cheese, garlic aioli and raspberry sorbet

venison with lardons and mushrooms

lamb shank with shallots, colcannon and lentils

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