Getting high at York Castle

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We went to York last weekend and climbed up to the top of the castle. It’s been there in some form or other for nine centuries! The now-ruinous keep of the medieval Norman castle is usually referred to as Clifford’s Tower and was built originally on the orders of William I to dominate the former Viking city of York.

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I read a comment on one of the travel websites saying that it wasn’t worth paying the fee to go inside the place because there’s ‘nothing in there’. I don’t know what these people expect; jugglers, a theme park, The Red Arrows doing a air display? What’s inside is a really atmospheric and eerily ancient space.

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Getting high at Cloud 23

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It was Hannah’s 18th birthday on Sunday so we headed to Manchester and Cloud 23 on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Hotel in Manchester for drinkies. Actually, it was Hannah’s first (legal) alcoholic drink and it was a good one to start with. It was a Bittersweet Symphony, a cocktail which cost £9.95. Hannah and cousin Amy had those. I decided to have a ginger beer which cost £1.95 (I was the one paying the bill). That’s the thing in Cloud 23; the place is certainly high, altitude-wise, but the prices too are correspondingly high. Who cares about that, though, when you’re eighteen?!
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