Halifax Minster

We packed and were ready to set off on our travels before we went down for breakfast. We sat at the same table as for the previous day’s breakfast and dinner; it must have had our name on it. Comfortably replete we checked out of the Inn and went to Halifax to see Halifax Minster. We were greeted warmly on arrival  by a church warden and volunteer. The church was wonderful, especially with the sunshine streaming through the stained glass windows. The rays of light produced a spiritual feeling.

The Scenic Route

We decided not to visit the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Museum and leave that for another occasion. Because of the time of year not many places were open but we found that Bramall Hall in Stockport was and that we could use our Historic Houses cards there. Our journey to Bramall Hall was scenic, providing us with stunning views.

Bramall Hall

We had lunch in the cafe which was quite chaotic so afterwards it was nice to go on the suggested short walk where we were able to view the interesting building from all aspects. The Hall was an unexpected gem with an fascinating history. When I entered one of the rooms I found it to be unexpectedly cold compared to the rest of the house. I lingered a while… When I read the guidebook later I found that this room is reputed to be haunted.

As we left the building a dog ran over to me in great excitement, jumping up and leaving muddy paw prints on my trousers. The owner turned round and smiled as I asked the dog not to jump up. It is a good job I like dogs, the owner didn’t even call the dog back!

Twemlow Viaduct

We stopped off briefly in Handforth Dean for a cup of tea and to pick up a few essentials for our evening meal. Our journey home took us past the Twemlow Viaduct and Jodrell Bank where we witnessed a glorious sunset.

16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2019

16 Responses to “Shibden Mill – Day Three”

  1. lisl says:

    How old is Bramall Hall, Cherie? Interesting about the sensation of cold that you felt!

  2. Andrew Scott says:

    Sceptical old me points out that I know of a room in a Scottish castle with a similarly ghostly reputation, and I also know the staff deliberately keep the heating off in that room and have it higher in the adjacent rooms so they cam smile when visitors remark on the cold as they enter. Sneaky.

    • CherryPie says:

      It wasn’t like that in Bramhall. The room was quite open and next to a very warm room. The temperature between the two should have equalised out. The house does not have stone walls like a castle, I know that stone walls cling onto their coldness and reflect it back into the room (if not heated). But this was not the case in Bramhall.

      The only other room in the house that was cold was the cold store which was below ground level. So the temperature in that room was as expected.

  3. The second shot is absolutely stunning!

  4. The church looks so beautiful and the sunrise photo is stunning :) Bramhall Hall sounds interesting especially the cold atmosphere in one of the rooms! It is fascinating that you can experience eerie feelings at some places but not others.

  5. Steve Hayes says:

    One of the pictures on your route showed open moorland — where was that? It looked very beautiful.

  6. The Yum List says:

    You have really captured some beautiful shots here.

  7. Astrid says:

    Great pictures of a great place, Cherry.

  8. Such a beautiful place :)