Crown & Mitre Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... a little in from the lake, but is considered the major village near each port.
I arrived via train to Windermere, took the bus to Bowness-on-Windermere, walked around for a bit before taking the ferry up to Waterhead. I decided to sit top deck to get the best views and consequently froze all the way up haha. My hostel is at Waterhead and is right on the water front. My room has the most amazing views over the lake.
... the previous castle built 200 metres away,) and enlarged in 1635, it was sacked by Protestants in the later 1600s and left to rot. Almost no-one else there, a very informative ticket seller to fill in the history, we had a great time. Brilliant sunny day too. We were so lucky. We also looked at the foundations of the first castle.
Then drove back along the shore of Solway Firth to another farm camp. Distant echoes of fireworks, this being Guy Fawkes ...
... through Kielder towards Galashiels. This is brilliant driving country, fast and open with only a few towns and villages to impose speed limits. I am mostly familiar with the A1 route, which hugs the (admittedly fantastic) coast, but I would also definitely like to return here and explore this area more fully. It's probably a good thing that it is fast though, because it's over 100 miles to Edinburgh and we have a date with a former colleague of Stu's at the University.
... was now nothing stopping the wind. It howled in from my left, taking my breath away and forcing me to face to one side during the climb. As I started to enter the base of the clouds the wind whipped ice crystals as well, stinging any exposed skin. The grass eventually started to disappear and all there was was broken black rock, glistening with moisture from the cloud I was now walking through. Visibility was down to around five meters, I could only vaguely make out the ...
... was a visit to the Devil's Cauldron Museum. Apparently in the first world war the government established a large number of munitions factories in this area, employing thousands of women. The museum commemorates those who worked to produce explosives, they had large concrete cauldrons into which went a variety of noxious substances which they then mixed with their bare hands. The side effects were horrendous - no health and safety in those days. I am afraid I have a ...