That makes sense, staying in Holmfirth, I just thought it would be a "How cool" moment to stay at the White Horse. Then when we have friends over and such, we show them LOTSW and we can say "we stayed there" type thing.It's a very easy walk between Holmfirth and Jackson Bridge
on a sidewalk (pavement?), and a really easy walk
from Jackson Bridge over to The Butcher's Arms in
Hepworth. We often start in H'firth, stop at the pub in
Scholes (boot and shoe) then down into JB to The
White Horse, then over to the Butcher's Arms -- having a
dark ale in each pub. Then back thru Wooldale stopping
at the Wooldale Arms.
We prefer to actually stay in Holmfirth because there is so
much available there (shops, pubs, B&Bs, etc) and walk from
centrally-located H'firth to places like JB, Marsden, and
Chuck, this is some very good information. I have a question now that you mentioned rental car. How hard is it to get used to driving on the "correct" ;D side of the road? I'd be a nervous wreck (no pun intended there). I always think if I make it over there to stick with public transportation, for my safety as well as everyone else's.We land at Heathrow and immediately use our ATM cards
to take out several hundred pounds of cash right away.
We then use cash mostly, certainly always at pubs and
such. I believe that we use credit cards only when
fueling the rented car.
There are ATMs all over Yorkshire. But before you leave
the US, you gotta call the ATM card folks and be sure it will
work in the UK. And the time difference may be critical.
I have sometimes landed in the UK and found my ATM card
won't work ... till the next day. Remember the time difference.
Make sure you book an automatic. They are far less common than in the US and must be specified with a rental company.Chuck, this is some very good information. I have a question now that you mentioned rental car. How hard is it to get used to driving on the "correct" ;D side of the road? I'd be a nervous wreck (no pun intended there). I always think if I make it over there to stick with public transportation, for my safety as well as everyone else's.
Thank for the insight, maybe we need to start a new thread about traveling to England for us Yanks.
Haven't a clue what you mean here. Both cars are now automatics. It's an age thing. Haven't driven a manual for around two years. If in US driving on the other side of the road do not want distraction of gear-changing. And Yorkshire roads have nothing in difficulty compared with Scotland's.No! No! No! You do NOT want a slush box!
You want a manual transmission, clutch and all. We been driving
4/5 speeds for decades. You have more control, more feel. Especially
in Yorkshire where roads can evaporate in seconds as you crest a
steep climb (as in the hills above Askrigg).
And I believe that Britain excludes Northern Ireland, whereas UK includes it. England is often used interchangeably with Britain but I am with Big U here - they are not.And, speaking from Scotland, please ensure you use term UK or Britain unless you are talking very specifically and uniquely about England.
I would suggest to be strictly correct, Great Britain (which is the largest of the British Isles) does not include Northern Ireland. The UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.And I believe that Britain excludes Northern Ireland, whereas UK includes it. England is often used interchangeably with Britain but I am with Big U here - they are not.
For one view on this see the Flanders and Swann song "The English are best"
The interior did look the same as in the shows - in some episodes they filmed inside the actual pub, other episodes had a studio set built which was fairly accurate.It looks lovely, wasn't expecting the interior to look like that, the pub is on my 'to do' list