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TravelPod Member ReviewsChillingham Castle Alnwick
Brilliant tour. No ghosts spotted. Lots of giggling.
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... was the result of James Douglas guarding Berwick, keeping the soldiers, including Caillhou (which is spelled many ways, depending on the source) and his Gascons blocked in, unable to eat. As they were starving inside, a group finally came out, looking for cattle. James learned from his scouts that there was a group of foragers. Expecting a small group, he took forty of his men. Instead, he suddenly came upon eighty well-armed soldiers. He later said it was the hardest ...
... from 1309 it has been connected with the Percy family - an illustrious family and very good marketers and managers now. Adam Landells in the 1841 census was a gardener so could have been one in the castle - a good story so I shall claim it. Just like the Four Square Man was modelled on my dad _ no actuall proof but believable and a close enough story . The castle is quite magnificent and tidy and well kept . We joined a group listening to all the stories about the use of ...
We woke to sunshine creeping through the curtains and were soon up on the mezzanine eating a full English (actually full Scottish with haggis, black pudding and flat bread) Afterwards we headed off towards holy island - the tide was out as we approached (good !!) and we found ourselves in the car park paying £2.40 for 3 hours, then we noticed the tide times and the last safe ...
... I had read about as typically Scottish but had not
yet seen in any restaurants, so I decided to make it my lunch stop oce my full
British breakfast was mostly digested. Kedjeree is a casserole like dish with
smoked haddock, rice, hard-boiled egg, and cheese and turned out to be
absolutely delicious. Why do good things always come in such small quantities?
I was going to take in Mellerstain House, another one of the
great estates in the area designed by Robert Adam, ...
... br> mentioned a place in Jedburgh that had rooms for 25 pounds (30 with breakfast) that
I thought I’d check out on the remote chance there might be a room available.
There was one, and the Maplebank Inn turned out to be a great place to stay for
the night with my own room decorated in eclectic clutter and interesting books
to browse, shared bath, and a full-on British cooked breakfast in the morning.