Abonny Guest House
Travel Blogs from Stranraer
... We took a guided tour to learn more about it and then set out to explore the grounds. The grounds are huge and we only had time to see a very little bit of them. You could spend a full day exploring as the grounds are expansive, there is a swan pond, garden wall and more. Then we were off to Turnberry for golf. This time it was all 3 of us golfing. It ...
... gardener, Gabby, as guide. Unbelievably, I was the only
interested party! I spent a lovely hour with Gabby, who explained the history
of the gardens and passionately pointed out particular treasures in the plant
collection. The walled garden is edged by a woodland, with loch side views,
rich flora and fauna. I was accompanied for part by a herd of cattle!
I ventured to the most southerly ...
... relating the
changes in women’s fashion to the suffragette movement and information about
the local framing history, particularly cheese making. There is currently a
temporary exhibition called ‘Teen Comics: Action, Adventure and Agony Aunts’. A
history of British comics from the 1950’s to the present day. It is supported
by a display of school children’s attempts at their own comic drawings. An intriguing
... wipers being on opposite sides; how to
adjust the volume on the radio etc! I also did not have a decent map! Despite
all this, I made it to Portpatrick.
of the way on the A702, I was very pleased when I passed the sign indicating my
entry into Dumfries and Galloway. I stopped for lunch at the Clatteringshaws
Loch Visitor Centre. A short walk along the loch’s edge leads you to Bruce’s
... second stop the chemist. I asked for melatonin to help me sleep and something stronger than ibprophen for pain and inflammation. The pharmacist informed me that she didn't think I could get melatonin in Scotland without a prescription, but she could sell me codeine over the counter. One box of codiene later and I was at the bus stop waiting to go to Galashiels.
The new plan was to take the bus to each location, so I could continue on the Way without walking and see ...