Clennell Hall Hotel
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We stuck to one thing today: looking for the site where James Douglas fought the Battle of Skaithmuir on February 14, 1316. There are a few clues left in old writings, which have been passed on by David R. Ross, the author of the best book I know (there apparently aren't many to choose from) on James Douglas. Between those clues, his own picture of the location he believes it took place, and our GPS directing us to "Skaithmuir Toll," we set off.
The Battle ...
... 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 ...
... to the mainland was in 30 minutes !!! As we did not want to be stuck on the island for 5 hours we reluctantly left and sat at the other end (mainland) of the causeway and watched the tide one in and cover the causeway 30 minutes later we had parked on the beach at Bamburgh and in the sunshine had a great walk along the sand. Circling the castle we soon found ourselves in the ...
... br> surrounded by the world’s largest colony of gannets (a type of seabird).
Looking through binoculars or using the telephoto lens on my camera it becomes
apparent that the white appearance of the island is not the color of the rock but
the color of the massive number of birds on the island (and maybe their poo
So when I got back to Edinburgh and turned in my rental car
they informed me on the inspection that the front passenger side tire was
... 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.