We walked along the gorge to the cave, snapping shots of the town on the opposite side of the river as we went. You will see lots of interesting detail if you double click.
The black and white chequered building we see here dates from the 1100's. It was built around an ancient tree which supported the roof. It was used as a Hunting Lodge by King John and later given by James I to his son Charles who used it as a Fishing Lodge. Charles I met Oliver Cromwell at the house, and in the Oak Room, signed the treaty of Capitulation ending the Civil War.
or maybe it is just pure reflection!
St. John's church sits high above the river Nidd and incorporates architecture dating from the Norman period. We will be visiting there for afternoon tea after we have crossed the river and walked up to the town.
with the local chequered stone
Just look at the small depth of this house built into the rock
but look at the inovative artwork
Did you think there were 4 windows?
I did on first looking