Field Trip Friday #7

It was another beautiful day in County Durham today.  There was a fall crispness in the air as Mr. Ray came round and picked us up.  He sweetly offered to take us on another Field Trip Friday, this one to Finchale Priory ( pronounced Finkle).  I’ve been wanting to take the kids over there for a few weeks.  It isn’t far away and looked like a great place to do a bit of exploring.

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The Priory was established in 1196.  It became a site for the monks from Durham to come for a few weeks for rest from their normal duties.

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We all had a great time visiting these ruins along the River Wear (long ee).

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After we toured the ruins.  Mr. Ray took us out to his old neighbourhood for some delicious fish and chips for lunch.

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Most of all the buildings from this area were built using sandstone blocks from local quarries.  As you can see above sandstone doesn’t weather well.

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Such a beautiful timeless place.

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A big thank you to Mr. Ray for another wonderful  Field Trip Friday.

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Blessings,

Beth

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