Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
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Finished the cereal we've had left over at the hostel. Walked to the car, filled up the tank just outside Edinburgh and headed towards Durham. Stopped on the coast after Dunbar for a few photos of the cliffs. Continued the long drive south to Durham. Arrived at The Sands car park at 2. Had a quiche and a slice of orange cake at a Mediterranean bakery west across the river from the Durham peninsula. Came up to Palace Green where we saw the entrance to Durham Castle and more ...
... rain. I suppose the weather here has been on the news in Australia as large parts of the UK have been flooded. We were lucky as it was never that bad. A few roads closed due to flood but the caravan site just got soggy.
Also forgot to mention in the last entry that on Saturday when we left the cottage I had to spray the car windows with de-icing fluid. Sings of things to come. Must get the car anti-freeze ...
... Middlesbrough, or 3 if you are in Whitby. The 3rd reason is that the trip is 45 miles through the moors and takes 90 minutes as it stops frequently and needs to climb a lot of hills and it was less then 10 pounds for both of us return. It follows the Esk right up to the top of the moors and closely follows the route we took the day before in the car
The other reasons ...
... cool area of the city is a jumble of streets appropriately called the Shambles. Everywhere, the Xmas decorations anddisplays gave it a magical feel. Streets of ramshackle, though now wellrenovated, buildings house mostly gift shops, restaurants, and tourist-oriented attractions. We succumbed to one, a chocolate factory tour, which filled us with facts about the locally made chocolate and tons of samples. Ever hear of KitKat and Aero bars? Over 1 ...
Left the caravan on Tuesday morning for the drive to Whitby. Weather pretty ordinary but an easy trip on good roads. The cottage we are in is just lovely, pictures will follow. Went into Whitby for a short drive then a night in front of the telly.
Today (Wednesday) it rained after a night of rain, but we went off on a trip around the Moors. First to a village called Kirby ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center