Up to the Lake District via Worcester and Chester in 2007

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In 2007 we travelled to the Lake District which is without any doubt one of the most scenic places in UK. On our way to the North we stopped in the region of Worcester and Chester. Here are some photos of all these places.

Worcester with remains of the flooding damages of River Severn few weeks before we arrived.
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Worcester Cathedral
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Famous timber-frame houses in Worcester, first the Greyfriars
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second Tudor House
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and a view over the again peaceful River Severn
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Stratford upon Avon
The birthplace of William Shakespeare
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Harvard House
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Anne Hathaway Cottage (Anne Hathaway was Shakespeare's wife)
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Pub The Black Swan and The Dirty Duck (depends which door you take to enter the pub)
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Shakespeare's tomb inside the Holy Trinity Church
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Leigh Sinton-Telford
Leigh Court Barn - was built in 1325 and its construction is stil original
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Iron Bridge Gorge
Built in 1779 and was the world's very firts bridge which was made of iron...... cast iron, steel didn't exist at that time
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Chester Cathedral
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Eastgate Street view to the West
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And to the East
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And between .... there is no other possibility .... the Eastgate with the clocktower
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Chester has well preserved ancient city walls
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View from the city walls to the Romans Gardens
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In the Lake District most of the lakes are called...... water
We stopped in Keswick at Derwentwater


Borrowdale near Keswick and Derwentwater
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another view on Derwentwater
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Castlerigg Stone Circle ... the small brother of Stonehenge
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Public boats in regular service on Derwentwater
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Surprise View on Derwentwater
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Ashness Bridge ..... obviously the most frenqutly photographed object in the Lake District
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and a native orchid growing in this area - Dactylorhiza maculata
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Three Passes Tour
Wrynose Pass .....if you might think it can't get steeper ? ...

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.....you will experience at the Hardknott Pass .... it gets steeper
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Downhill from the Hardknott Pass are the ruins of an old Roman Fort - Hardknott Roman Fort
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In Eksdale there are roads the same narrow as in Cornwall
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Wast Water .... note the Lady in their swimming suit and she was even swimming (I shivered with my cloths on...)
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Hornister Pass .... the last one of the three passes
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St. Bees Head at the Irish Sea
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Lake Buttermere ..... at two different days
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Carlistle Castle in Carlisle ....close to Hadrians Wall which is not far away from the Scotish border
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I walked from Glenridding via the summit of Place Fell (657 m above sea level) to Howtown .....
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The way back I rode on board of The Raven
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Heather in flower at the Kirkstone Pass
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