Balcary Bay Country House Hotel

Shore Road, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 1QZ, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Castle Douglas

Rain and more rain!

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... by coffee and followed by lunch to get out of the rain. Weather brightened up in time for us to take the boat home and then walk the last 2 km, in time for an afternoon snooze!

Bird watching great outside, with the feeders, but we also spotted several species of ducks and geese on the lake as well as swans and a ...

What is a SNEK LIFTER??

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... Catbells" and "Cawsey Pike", along the river, crossed the river and walked down - about 9km of quite stiff walking, sheep and frolicking lambs everywhere, lots of black or grey lambs, (Herdwick sheep) bred for meat so no worries about multicoloured wool. Saw a notice saying that, if your dog annoyed the sheep, it would be shot! Today's free entertainment involved a 50 seater bus. Obviously not having done his homework, the driver ...

John finds Hadrian's wall at last.

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... to look at Temple of Mithras and then Housesteads Roman hill fort and museum. Lots of history here but, soaked through, we decided to call it a day and headed towards the lakes. Settled into a lovely cottage near Derwentwater, in the beautiful Lake District. Bird feeders in the garden guaranteed entertainment - red and grey squirrels and numerous birds just outside the windows on a lovely sunny evening. Dinner at the local pub to end a great day, despite the ...

Keswick

A travel blog entry by rockdoctor

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Spent the day in town. Took a boat ride on Derwent water. Weather was bad and basically saw nothing of mountains - not aided by the 60 something Czech students who crowded the on the boat. Has been raining steadily all day Hotel is a converted Victorian mansion. Both the servants and owners rooms have been converted. In total the hotel has 16 rooms. It only serves breakfast, but has a nice little bar - no draft beer unfortunately. Did not use Mildred ...

Before the walk

A travel blog entry by annetterae

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Now day 3 since we arrived & on a train again. We've come from Manchester to Windermere (via Oxenholm) by train to meet Julie. . Yesterday evening we walked down a county lane to the Lake & wandered back through Bowness to Windermere. . Today was for visiting Beatrix ...

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This 3 star hotel is located on Shore Road, Castle Douglas.
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