AFTER a week of being housebound with germs, getting outside at the weekend was a must.
A chance to blow off some cobwebs.
A chance to visit somewhere we’ve never been.
(Even though it’s practically right on our doorstep.)
Hidden away in a housing estate and in the middle of urban life as we now know it, not many people know about this little gem of a place.
And I’m actually pretty ashamed to admit it’s taken me so long to visit after living in the town for over ten years, because it really is quite something.
A historic treasure and a local one too. Peaceful, impressive and incredibly quiet.
I have a feeling if this priory was located in rural countryside, it would be packed out with people visiting, but as it was, bar a few teenagers exploring and one other family, the only other visitors were us and some birds.
Elsie loved it here. As I’d hoped she might!
(Pretty in pink, I think this could be my new favourite photo of her!)