Or says my ferret-keeping, Yorkshire-pudding eating, cricket-loving, trainspotting, call-a-spade-a-shovel father-in-law.
And, of course, I got dragged down there by the Scary One.
Truth is that the Dales and Moors are beautiful and the National Railway Museum https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk is interesting, even if you aren’t a gricer (trainspotter).
The full Bronte
And you can even indulge your Bronte passion at Haworth https://www.bronte.org.uk/the-brontes-and-haworth/haworth.
Wuthering Heights is The Scary One’s all-time favourite novel.
And she has fond memories too of Frances Hodges Burnett’s Secret Garden.
And is looking forward to the August release of the titular film starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters which is filmed in ‘God’s Own Country.’
The five-acre Helmsley Walled Garden located along the ruins of the castle, near Ripon, dates back to 1756… so I hope they weed it regularly.
To mark its release how about this package which includes Helmsley, the National Trust-run Fountains Abbey and Grantley Hall?
Grantley Hall’s two-night Secret Garden-themed deal will run between August 1 and October 31, starting from £990 based on two sharing a double bedroom.
You can stay for the night from £385, including breakfast.
The real Dales
Or why not have a blowout and do the bells and whistles Week in the Dales package from £2950, based in two people sharing.
Also see https://www.grantleyhall.co.uk/uploads/documents/GeneralDocuments/Grantley_Hall_Protocols_-_Covid-19.pdf.
And to celebrate all things English let’s delve into the archives and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/04/23/happy-st-georges-day/amp/.