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... and we had a good laugh over things that had happened recently. After we left them to get their train back home we had a look at the map and decided heading east looked more attractive weather wise. So off we headed to Darlington in Durham. There was a Britstop in the area called the Foresters Arms which described itself as a very friendly local pub. We had heard that before and it hadn't quite lived up to its billing, however this time all ...
... from Scotland. Before that the castle belonged to Richard Neville, the Kingmaker. His daughter, Anne Neville, married Richard bringing the castle with her. He did the job well and eventually became King Richard III.
We continue Northwest. The mountains are not as high and the countryside is wilder. The forests appear to be managed and in fact we see areas that have recently been logged. The tops of the fells ...
... why my relatives moved south.
We went to Durham which is a lovely town with a lot of activity around the historic centre. We wandered up and down the uneven streets of old Durham town which has many old old buildings.
After a late lunch we decided to leave Old Durham Town. Reminds me of a Roger Whittaker song.
We booked into the Premier Inn with free wifi. At least with Premier ...
Victoria works at the commonwealth games so this morning she got me like a visitors pass and I got to go into the village! It's so cool In there! They have like a big food hall where they get all their meals and a big like party tent with music pumping all the time to unwind! So that was a really cool thing to see! After my little tour Victoria had to do some work so I ...
... turn (up a farmer's long driveway as it turned out) we found the right place, but there was no one home. So we walked down to the local pub to see if they knew how to get hold of the right person (they didn't) so we asked the barmaid if she knew of anywhere we could park two motorhomes overnight, and she told us to park in their carpark! So here we are, enjoying a few wines and a pint or two of Guinness while we catch up on the blog.
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