This year we decided to visit the Edinburgh area of Scotland and then travel down to Cambridge, visiting major cathedrals on the way. Since I don't have the courage to drive in the UK, we decided to do the whole trip by train.  

We spent six nights in Edinburgh and visited the surrounding areas of interest including Rosslyn Chapel. We took the train from Edinburgh to York for three nights. After a day exploring the York  Minster and the town, we backtracked on the train to Durham for a day and then back to our hotel in York. Back on the train, we arrived in Lincoln for one night and a wonderful visit to Lincoln Cathedral. Our next base city was Ely for three days in order to visit Ely Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral and Cambridge. Next we boarded the train and headed west to Worcester as our next base town for three days with side trips to Gloucester, Tewkesbury Abby, and Hereford – all by train. From Worcester we traveled to London for five nights. We met my paper modeler friend, Mike and his wife Val, who gave us an extensive tour of London and the following day a trip to Chichester.  One night we had dinner with another paper modeler friend from London – Philip.

 We were on the road for 23 days and had a magnificent journey. I had written all of the Deans of the various cathedrals that we would visit and asked to meet them. Most were out of town but we had a wonderful "audience" with the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral.

I have paper models of most of the cathedrals that we visited on this trip. I have not made them all but you can see the ones that I have on UK models.

Come back and visit when I have finished writing each day's adventure.


Day 1 -Arrival in Edinburgh

Day 2 - Edinburgh

Day 3- Edinburgh to Inchcolm Abbey

Day 4 - Edinburgh to Melrose & Rosslyn

DAY 5 - Edinburgh   

DAY 6 - Edinburgh

DAY 7 - York  

DAY 8 - Durham

DAY 9 -York 

DAY 10 - Lincoln

DAY 11 -Ely  

DAY 12 - Peterborough

DAY 13 - Cambridge 

DAY 14 - Ely to Worchester  

DAY 15 - Tewkesbury and Gloucester

DAY 16 - Hereford         

DAY l7 - London   

DAY 18 - London  

DAY 19 - London   

DAY 20 - London to Guildford, Chichester, Midhurst

DAY 21 - London      OUR LAST DAY