Bellingham Castle Hotel
Travel Blogs from Castlebellingham
... the control of he throne in England (King James II), French dominance in Europe (King Louis XIV), and the power and control in Ireland (King William III). It had religious implications that are still evident today.
Then there was dinner at a local restaurant and 2 round of Euchre with the score now being boys=5 and girls=2. The girls decided it was time to switch games.
Today we wake up early and drive the scenic road to Bru Na Boinne, a series of passage tombs and mounds scattered around the Boyne River Valley. The largest of these is Newgrange. Newgrange is a Neolithic burial and religious sight built 5,000 years ago, that's 500 years EARLIER than the pyramids at Giza! We fortuitously arrive early, as the GPS takes us to the bus route to the mounds rather than the visitor center where you pick up the bus. We take the first ...
Thought we would drive up to the coast today so arrived in Bettystown around midday,very small town but a lot going on.Sand castle building championships on the beach along with car boot sales,on the beach and cars all over the beach with a ticket machine for parking..As we were heading off ,came across Fantasia which was a large gambling,( many poker machines ) and coin slot games along with many kids games even a ...
... gaming centre attached to a cafe. After contributing several Euros to the gaming establishment we drove on a few miles to Drogheda. Being Sunday, parking was free so we had a lovely meal at Bru Bar which was excellent value. The waiter suggested we stay at the D Hotel so using wifi we booked a room. Possibly the best hotel room to date, spacious with great views and a fridge. We had an early night as a trip to Belfast was ...
... 50! Score!
Then I went and found a shop I didn’t know existed.
An actual Ben & Jerry’s shop.
Now, British people would be shocked, but I’ve never actually had B&J.
But I tried and I LIKED!!
So I had my icecream, my book and my beach. Set for the afternoon!
I spend a long while putting on sunscreen too (learnt!).
And then, it was time to take the bus back to Belfast and sleep of the heat!
Lisa xo ...