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... When the wall was first built it only had small secure guard posts and watch towers. Places like vindolanda and Corbridge were built to defend important sites such as cross roads or river crossings away from the wall. Very quickly they decided that the wall needed it's own forts and Corbridge was converted to a supply depot. The grain stores ...
On to two Roman forts, vindolanda, just off Hadrian's wall, and housesteads, actually on the wall. Vindolanda is a wonderful site of a classic Roman fort with an adjoining civilian settlement. There is also an exceptionally good museum. Excavations continue at two locations at the site, one in the fort and one in the village. Just a few miles away and up on the wall itself is housesteads, another classical Roman fort, ie the same layout as vindolanda, built as one of the main wall ...
... centre to warn of and combat raids over the border from Scotland. We also stopped briefly in Alnwick, another well-off looking Northumberland town with a huge castle, now residential. Unusually it is completely hidden from the town instead of rising over it and ...
... of black faced sheep and mauve heather. Continued to Whitby. And drove through but must return to explore another day, and continue the drive no.18 in guide book. After this we drove north on the motorway, stopping for a drink somewhere when a sudden thunderstorm appeared. On to Alnwick, we we had a below average stay in a b&b. Castle impressive though and we walked around ...
... sleepy, tediously Scottish way. Just one hundred people live here, and most of them sell tacky souvenirs to vast hordes of day-trippers bussed in, the moment tides permit. Twitchers love it, because its low-lying littoral edges attract many species of migratory birds, so hides have been constructed in several places. The abbey ruin featured in ...
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