Henry Cejudo Day Two

Day Two

Next stop: YORKSHIRE

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Read Henry's thoughts from Day One

Everyone knows the English enjoy a great cup of tea and who better for Henry to experience proper English tea with than with some Team Great Britain athletes.  Henry started his day at the original   Betty's in Harrogate where he enjoyed traditional tea overlooking the Stray and colorful Montpellier gardens.  He received a few local tips from local Olympians Caitlin Chang (fencing), Jack Laugher (diving) and Luke Campbell (boxing) such as how to strain your tea and the best way to enjoy a scone with jam and clotted cream.

When Bettys opened its doors for the first time in 1919 it was just as the founder, Frederick Belmont, had visualized – customers were greeted by a tempting array of delicious Yorkshire and Continental confections in the shop, and an elegant Café Tea Room served teas and meals in the traditional English style.

After enjoying tea and making new friends with some local Team Great Britain athletes, Henry headed to York a city renowned for its exquisite architecture and quaint cobblestone streets.

Henry’s first stop in York was at Clifford's Tower, the remains of York Castle that sit on the top of a hill offering visitors panoramic views over the city of York.  It is one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire.

As a city of contrasts and exciting discoveries, York is a place where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets with the unexpected. There are world class museums, most of which are free, and a variety of festivals held throughout the year catering to all ages and interests.

York is also home to the iconic York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe.  Henry had the opportunity to take in the beauty of the Minster while learning about its rich history.  He even had the chance to enjoy a jostle with a real Viking! Jorvik Viking Centre, which allows visitors to experience York during Viking times, sent one of their Vikings to wrestle Henry right on the steps of York Minster.

After wandering the cobblestone streets of York, including the famous Shambles, and exploring the riverside of the River Ouse, Henry’s tour of the city was completed with a traditional English meal at the Black Swan, one of Yorkshire’s favorite pubs.

Henry headed to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel to get a good night’s rest for an exciting next day in Manchester.

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