Tuesday

Doncaster Minster


When Rich and I returned from Edinburgh, we experienced The Worst Journey Ever. After squeezing on to the busiest train I have ever travelled on (and forcibly telling somebody that no, he can not save a seat for his friend), we got stuck at York for 45 minutes waiting for our train guard to arrive in a taxi. Then, less than 20 minutes after we set off, a major power outage affected the signals and all trains to London were cancelled. We were left stranded in Doncaster, forced to stay the night in a local Premier Inn (which was fantastic, by the way!).

The upside of this was that our room faced directly on to the beautiful Doncaster Minster, to which we paid a visit the next morning.

Despite its appearance, the church was built in 1854 after the original, mediaeval one was destroyed in a fire in 1853.

 I'm not at all religious, but I find places of worship such beautiful, peaceful places. Beautiful architecture like this is also a huge incentive to visit. 

16 comments :

  1. Great photos, Becky.
    I'm not religious either but there is something awesome about the architecture of churches, especially the amount of time and effort it takes to build them, often without modern-day machinery!

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    1. Yes- I have huge respect for all the skilled people who were involved in building such beautiful architecture.

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  2. Ooh what a pretty building! Trains are actually such a pain in the arse aren't they, mine are ALWAYS delayed (although not by this much!)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. My commute involves 2 trains each way. You can imagine the hassle that creates!

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  3. Sounds like an awful journey, I had a similar one back from London last year which extended a 5 hour journey in to a 10 hour journey, awful. Doncaster looks like a lovely city and the Minster looks beautiful. I'm not religious, but I agree that many religious buildings are fantastic pieces of art x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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    1. It ended up ok because I got to stay an extra night in a hotel (well, Travelodge) and visit this place.

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  4. Haha I live in Doncaster! Your photos of the Minster are lovely!

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  5. Eurgh train problems are the worst! But it's awesome that you got to visit such a beautiful place, places of worship really can be some of the most architecturally striking buildings.

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  6. My grandparents live in Doncaster, and I am a HUGE Doncaster Rovers fan so I absolutely love that Doncaster has featured on your blog! I hope the stay wasn't too much of an inconvenience for you, though!

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    1. It ended up being a very pleasant stay :)

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  7. This looks gorgeous, a lovely silver lining to what sounds like a horrid journey. I'm with you on the religious buildings thing - what is it about them that makes you feel so calm and peaceful, even if you're not a 'believer' per se?

    Rachel
    Happy Chapess

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  8. I like hearing of places that have been rebuilt after they have be destroyed one way or another. Makes them a little more special knowing they were so important to people.

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