Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Yorkshire - Goth`s Own County

A Yorkshire Morning
On the eve of World Goth Day here`s Some of my favourite Gothic places in my home county Yorkshire.

Used to be my place of work on Thursdays. The most Gothic House/Garden that I work at and I love it. Grade I listed with origins from the 17th century, to work at a house like this seems almost an honour. Just over the main road is St. Andrew`s Church also designed by Edward Buckton Lamb

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey
Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks
  Natural rock formations of wonderful and weird shape some up to 30 metres high. Caused by Millstone Grit being eroded by the Yorkshire weather over several million years. I think it`s a great place to stand on top, let the wind blow your long coat and act like a Vampire / Vampire Slayer.

Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey

Goathland / North Yorkshire Moors Stream Railway
The train station (Which is on the preserved North Yorkshire Moors line that takes you to Whitby, by Steam train)   has been used as Hogwarts in Harry Potter, so plenty of “Goth Points” there, but go down the little lanes and paths, find the World`s smallest pub or go down to Aborts House Farm, then you can feel the Gothness.

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey
  Only a short walk from where I grow up. This used to be my playground

Lawnswood Cemetery

Lawnswood Cemetery
  One of the biggest Cemeteries in Leeds. This is my favourite memorial. to Sam  Wilson. View my Blog Here 

The North Yorkshire Moors

North Yorkshire Moors
  Full of Standing Stones and Medieval Crosses

Thruscross Cemetery

Thruscross Cemetery
  No Church or any buildings bleak barren landscape I think this could be my favourite cemetery  Here`s a link to my Blog


A view of Whitby
  Even, or maybe more so when it`s not the Goth Weekend. Whitby is totally Goth, you feel it before you park the car, or if you came by Stream train (See above) Forget the idea of posing in St Hilda’s Church and unless you`re rich the cost to get in to the Abbey is outrageous go down the back streets find the little shops especially Spiritual Connections run by Lisa and Barry on Grape Lane. Or Glyn ceramics on Silver Street. Go in the small pubs, Try the real ale, find the real Whitby, find the real you.

York (City)

Haunted House at York
With a history dating back to 71AD York as a lot to offer :-
Jorvik Viking centre
York Minster
York Castle Walls & museum
The York Dungeon
4 different Ghost walks nightly
Home to DV8, Goth festival.

Happy World Goth Day

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