A visiting friend from London had been recommended the John Rylands library and as I hadn't been for years, agreed to take her. It's had a bit of an upgrade since then, with a new extension wing added, containing a really good cafe and a small shop. The library itself is worth seeing mostly for the incredible building, though a fragment of early 2nd century AD New Testament is a breathtaking exhibit. Most of the rest of the books and exhibits are a tad too specialised (i.e. not within my range of interests), but the cafe was. We had a very good pot of tea and the best, still-warm from the oven scones I've had since a trip to Ireland in 1999. They do other food and some meals - the breakfasts looked very tempting indeed.
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